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Navy pulls away from MTSU for Armed Forces Bowl victory

Keenan Reynolds Xavier Walker AP

Despite uncharacteristically losing a pair of fumbles, Keenan Reynolds led Navy to a 24-6 win over Middle Tennessee State in the Armed Forces Bowl Monday afternoon in Fort Worth, Texas.

Reynolds added to his FBS record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, scoring twice on the ground to up his total to 31 (the previous record was 27).

Middle Tennessee hung around for quite some time, though it was largely due to that sloppiness from Navy’s offense. But the Blue Raiders couldn’t turn only turn those two fumbles into three points.

Still, Navy led only 10-6 heading into the fourth quarter — but that’s when the Mids finally pulled away. Reynolds engineered an 11-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a score early in the period, then DeBrandon Sanders’ 41-yard touchdown dash sealed the win.

Middle Tennessee State was whistled for three unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and one personal foul, too.

Navy improved to 9-4 with the win, while Middle Tennessee fell to 8-5.

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5 Responses to “Navy pulls away from MTSU for Armed Forces Bowl victory”
  1. irishdodger says: Dec 30, 2013 3:01 PM

    Nice win. Glad I was wrong in my prediction.

  2. fsu01 says: Dec 30, 2013 3:03 PM

    Congratulations Navy. Glad to see Navy win. Do not know what was going on in Blunt’s head, but that was a dirty game he played. Should have been gone earlier.

  3. afrancis55 says: Dec 30, 2013 3:17 PM

    Blunt played about as dirty as Taylor lewan. So did most of the other mtsu players. One of the most undisciplined teams I’ve ever watched.

  4. mogogo1 says: Dec 30, 2013 4:06 PM

    I know teams love televised bowls for recruiting. I guess every undisciplined cheap shot artist out there has MTSU on his short list now.

  5. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 30, 2013 5:30 PM

    Fitting that Navy wins the Armed Forces Bowl….

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