Needing three touchdowns to reclaim the Division 1 record for most career touchdowns, Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds has scored two in the first half against Pittsburgh in the Military Bowl on Monday afternoon. Reynolds has also thrown one touchdown as Navy has established a 21-7 lead on the Panthers.
Pitt opened the game with a bang when Quandree Henderson returned the game’s opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and an early 7-0 lead for the Panthers from the ACC. Pitt’s offense has been unable to do much else in the first half against Navy. Kicker Chris Blewitt missed on a 29-yard field goal attempt as Pitt’s best offensive series ended with no points to show for it.
After Pittsburgh scored on the game’s opening kickoff, Navy drove 75 yards over 10 plays as Reynolds punched one in from the one-yard line. Navy’s defense then forced a punt after just five plays from Pittsburgh, and Navy’s offense went back to work with a 14-play, 86-yard drive once again capped by a Reynolds scoring run, this time from five yards. Navy’s third touchdown drive also covered 84 yards. Navy intercepted two passes from Pittsburgh quarterback Nathan Peterman in the first half, including one int he end zone in the final minute.
Navy has out-gained Pittsburgh 284-144, with 181 rushing yards to Pitt’s 72.