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COL FB: Navy 24, Middle Tennessee 6

Dec. 30, 2013 at 3:28 PM   |   Comments

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Keenan Reynolds rushed for two touchdowns Monday, pacing the Navy Midshipmen to a 24-6 win over the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at the Armed Forces Bowl.

Reynolds scored the game's first points on a 3-yard run in the first quarter and pushed Navy's lead to 17-6 with a fourth-quarter run of 1 yard. The scores gave him 31 rushing touchdowns for the season, which is a record for an NCAA quarterback.

Reynolds also led Navy (9-4) in rushing Monday, getting 86 yards on 20 carries. He was one of nine Midshipmen to carry the ball in the game as the Navy offense piled up 366 yards rushing.

Navy took the opening kick and drove 59 yards for the first touchdown by Reynolds and never trailed Middle Tennessee (8-5).

Cody Clark got the Blue Raiders on the board with a 43-yard field goal on the ensuing possession but Nick Sloan's 32-yard field goal put the Midshipmen back up by seven early in the second quarter. Clark added a 24-yard field goal in the period but those would prove to be the final points for Middle Tennessee.

Reynolds capped an 80-yard drive with his second touchdown 4:12 into the fourth quarter. After an interception by George Jamison gave the Midshipmen the ball at the Middle Tennessee 43, DeBrandon Sanders ran 41 yards for a score and 24-6 lead with 9:16 left.

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