On senior day in Annapolis, it was No. 20 Navy’s offensive captain who stole the headlines.
With 6:08 left in the first quarter, Keenan Reynolds scored on a four-yard touchdown run to put Navy up 7-0 on SMU. The score was the 78th on the ground of quarterback’s career, surpassing the previous FBS record of 77 by Wisconsin’s Montee Ball.
Ball still holds the career record for most total touchdowns with 83, followed by current Louisiana Tech running back Kenneth Dixon‘s 81 (the Bulldogs are idle this weekend). Reynolds, whose passing touchdowns don’t count toward total touchdowns, is tied for third with former Miami of Ohio running back Travis Prentice with 78.
Coming off a huge upset of Memphis, Navy is looking to keep pace with Houston in the AAC West as both were 5-0 entering Week 11. Houston has a much tougher task than Navy’s against 1-8 SMU, though, as UH will play host to a Memphis team looking to rebound from its first loss in 15 games.