Monday's Armed Forces Bowl wasn't much for drama, as Navy used a series of late-game touchdowns and interceptions of Logan Kilgore to turn a close game at halftime into a 24-6 rout that arguably wasn't even that close.
But it was a memorable day all the same for Navy sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds, who entered the game with 29 rushing touchdowns and needed just one to become the fourth FBS player ever -- and the first quarterback -- to rush for 30 touchdowns in a season.
|Most Rushing TDs in Season|
|37||Barry Sanders, Okla. State||1988|
|33||Montee Ball, Wisconsin||2011|
|31||Keenan Reynolds, Navy||2013|
|31||Kapri Bibbs, Colorado State||2013|
Reynolds got his 30th on Navy's first drive of the game and added a second for good measure in the fourth quarter, tying Colorado State's Kapri Bibbs (who hit 31 touchdowns in the Rams' bowl win just eight days ago) for the third-highest total of all-time, six off the record held by Barry Sanders.
"He's our engine," Navy coach Ken Niumatololo said in his postgame interview. "Everything we do goes through him. Heck of a kid, wonderful quarterback. We're glad he's coming back for two more years."
Reynolds finished the season with 1,346 rushing yards, 31 rushing touchdowns, 1,057 passing yards, an 8-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio, and 39 total touchdowns.