Don’t let the score fool you. This game was not the blowout indicated by the numbers. The Tulane Green Wave aptly figured out the vaunted triple option that Navy is known for and forced Navy into a weaker passing game.
Quarterback Keenan Reynolds did score two touchdowns and is currently in second place in NCAA history for rushing touchdowns with 75. By the end of the season, he should be in sole possession of the record. The current record is 77.
If it were not for Navy’s defense, and two key turnovers late in the 4th quarter, the game would have been a lot tighter. Those two turnovers ultimately resulted in 14 points for Navy.
Next up for Navy is AAC conference opponent South Florida at noon on Halloween at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.
Navy will need one more win to become bowl-eligible with the Midshipmen slated to appear in the December 28th Military Bowl–however, they also could be selected for a New Years Day bowl appearance in lieu of the Military Bowl. And, if they come out on top of the conference, the Inaugural American Football Championship game is slated for December 5th and may also be played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
However, there are some more games to play and Army to beat in December! For now, enjoy the photos of yesterday’s game and Homecoming festivities!
Photos © 2015 Kevin Carroll | a digital cure photography for Eye On Annapolis