For three-quarters the Middle Tennessee defense did a solid job of slowing down Navy’s triple option offense. But it’s the fourth quarter when an offense like Navy’s can wear a team down, and that’s exactly what the Midshipmen did to the Blue Raiders.
Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds led an 11-play scoring drive to start the fourth quarter, a drive that ultimately led the Midshipmen to a 24-6 victory over Middle Tennessee in the Armed Forces Bowl on Monday at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
Reynolds, the game’s Most Valuable Player for Navy, bounced back from an injury that sidelined him briefly in the third quarter to lead the drive, which culminated with his 1-yard rushing score with 10:48 left in the fourth quarter. He finished the game with 86 yards rushing and two scores, along with 19 passing yards.