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By Michael Widlanski
Leveling the battlefield to aid terrorists enables evil to fight on
Topic - Keenan Reynolds
Keenan Reynolds ran through steady snow and swirling wind into the NCAA record book, helping Navy beat Army 34-7 on Saturday for its 12th consecutive victory in the series.
Reynolds finished with a career-high 226 yards on 28 carries. He now has 18 rushing touchdowns on the season, one behind Colorado State running back Kapri Bibbs for most in the nation. With the victory, Navy (5-4) is just a win away from qualifying for a bowl game for the 11th time in 12 years.
Jaylon Smith and Eilar Hardy combined to snuff out an end-around by Navy's Shawn Lynch on fourth-and-4 in Irish territory, and Notre Dame held on 38-34 Saturday.
Quarterback Keenan Reynolds' fumble in the second quarter was returned for a 68-yard touchdown and then Nick Sloan missed an extra point in the second overtime that gave the Rockets the opening they needed.
Navy managed only 65 yards total offense in the second half with Reynolds on the sideline wearing a ball cap, and Western Kentucky beat the Midshipmen for the first time in three tries 19-7 on Saturday.
Keenan Reynolds rushed for 127 yards and three touchdowns, leading Navy to a 41-35 season-opening victory Saturday at Indiana. The Midshipmen (1-0) played almost flawlessly, finishing with 444 yards rushing, no turnovers, five penalties and only three carries for negative yards.
Quarterback Keenan Reynolds deftly handled nearly everything presented to him during his sensational debut season at Navy, rarely looking like a freshman along the way.
Corey Robinson completed 25 of 28 passes for 322 yards and a touchdown to lead Troy in a 41-31 win over Navy on Saturday.
Navy wide receiver Brandon Turner was worried.
Everything was going according to plan in the fourth quarter Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Plebe quarterback Keenan Reynolds had racked up 268 total yards and three touchdowns. The Midshipmen were up 24-10 against Florida Atlantic. Bowl eligibility was all but guaranteed. Then Reynolds' left elbow was bent awkwardly on a tackle near midfield. He played out the rest of the game and guided Navy to a 24-17 win.
Keenan Reynolds rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two more, and Navy had a season-high 563 total yards in a 56-28 rout of East Carolina on Saturday.
Matt Aiken slipped into the end zone late in Navy's game against Indiana on Saturday, left alone as a cornerback blitzed.
Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds faked a pitch and turned to face the odds.
With two minutes left to play, a one-point lead to protect and a Homecoming party just waiting to begin, the Navy defense huddled at the 20-yard-line.
Keenan Reynolds visited a few Navy spring practices earlier this year, an early glimpse of what was soon to come.
"Coming into the game, I wasn't too concerned about the record. If I broke it, I broke it. If not, oh well," Reynolds said. "My main concern was trying to get the W. If that involved me getting zero touchdowns and everyone else having a field day, I was good with that."
"He's definitely the leader," Singleton said about Reynolds.