The Navy Midshipmen sent their senior players out in style yesterday at the 2015 Military Bowl in Annapolis. Not only did the team advance to a school record 11-2 for the season, but the game highlighted just how versatile and talented a player star Quarterback (and game MVP) Keenan Reynolds really is.
Two weeks ago, Reynolds held the NCAA record for touchdowns with 85. But last week, Kenneth Dixon of Louisiana Tech snatched it away in their own bowl appearance. To reclaim the record, Reynolds needed 2 scores and a third to be in sole possession of it. The first two came fairly easily in the first quarter, but the elusive third did not happen until late in the game with 4 minutes left to play. That nine-yard run gave Reynolds 88 touchdowns–more than any other player in NCAA history.
Pitt came out strong. In the first 4 seconds of the game, they had 7 points on the board. But from there on out they could not handle Navy’s offense. They showed some signs of life late in the 4th quarter, but there was just not enough time (or juice) to earn a win.
The Bowl game was preceded by a parade and tailgate sponsored by Budweiser and featuring the majestic Budweiser Clydesdales.