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Navy’s unsinkable Keenan Reynolds helps defeat Pitt

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If this is what Navy is all about, then no wonder it is a major force in the world.

Navy clobbered Pitt in the Military Bowl on Monday, winning a 44-28 game behind star Keenan Reynolds. Reynolds rushed for 144 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 126 yards and another score to lead the Midshipmen. Navy finished its season 11-2.

Pitt looked as if it was going to give Navy a hard time, scoring on a 100-yard kickoff by Quadree Henderson. But Navy scored the next 31 points, then held on for the victory.

Reynolds leaves Navy as the career leader with 88 touchdowns and 420 points. His 4,559 yards rushing are the most by a quarterback in NCAA history.

Chris Swain also rushed for 114 yards. As a team, Navy ran for 417 yards.

Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman threw three interceptions for the Panthers.

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