ANNAPOLIS, Md. – How appropriate that Keenan Reynolds' final touchdown at Navy thrust him into the NCAA record book and secured a milestone victory for the Midshipmen.
Reynolds wrapped up his record-setting college career in spectacular fashion, running for three scores and throwing for another Monday to lead Navy past Pittsburgh 44-28 in the Military Bowl.
After the Midshipmen let a 24-point cushion dwindle to 38-28, Reynolds capped a nine-play drive with a 9-yard touchdown run with 4:19 remaining. It was his 88th career TD, breaking a tie with Kenneth Dixon of Louisiana Tech for most in Football Bowl Subdivision history.
It was classic Reynolds, given that he broke a slew of records and won a whole lot of games during his four-year run at the Naval Academy. "To be able to seal the game and get the record at the same time is pretty cool," the 5-foot-11 senior said.
Reynolds ran for 144 yards on 24 carries, completed nine of 17 passes for 126 yards and had a reception for 47 yards on a trick play. He leaves Navy (11-2) as the FBS career leader in touchdowns and points (530). His 4,559 yards rushing are the most by a quarterback in Division I history.
With Reynolds leading the way, the Midshipmen completed their first 11-win season in 135 years of football.
"All of Keenan's accolades are well-deserved," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "What an unbelievable career he's had. Once in a generation, some of the things he's done. We're going to miss him."