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Navy 2004 Emerald Bowl: 14 minutes 25 seconds against New Mexico Navy vs. New Mexico in the 2004 Emerald Bowl in San Francisco. The Navy offense had a 26-play, 94-yard, 14:26 drive that was capped off by a Geoff Blumenfeld 22-yard field goal to make the score 34-19. The 26 plays and 14:26 time of possession were both NCAA records for a single drive. If a team started a drive on their own 1-yard line, took 4 downs to make a first down every time, got just enough every time to get the first down, allowed the play clock to nearly expire before every play, took 5 seconds to run each play, never threw an incomplete pass, and the clock never stopped... that would mean 1 play was run every 50 seconds. It would take 4 plays to get to the 11-yard line, 4 more to get to the 21-yard line, etc, for a total of 40 plays to get a touchdown. These 40 plays would take 2,000 seconds, or 33 minutes, 20 seconds. However, even if the drive started at the beginning of the game, or the beginning of the second half, the drive would end at the end of the half, for a maximum of 30 minutes. Unless... You count penalties, automatic first downs, etc. That could keep the clock running and increase the amount of plays on the drive

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