Midshipmen surge past Green Wave, 31-14
Oct 24, 2015 10:43PM ● Published by Jake Russell
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A 2-4 club coming into the game, Tulane was the heavy underdog but handled Navy's triple option offense admirably. The home team was holding on to a 10-7 lead at halftime.
Navy countered by setting season-highs in passing attempts (12), completions (eight) and yardage (158). The team ran for 133 yards, marking the first time it had won with more passing yards than rushing yards since its 31-17 victory over Army in 2010.
Lack of offensive production and turnovers on three straight second-half drives were the ultimate undoing of the Green Wave. Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds ran for two touchdowns, putting him in sole possession of second place of the all-time NCAA record. At 75 career scores on the ground, he needs just two to tie Montee Ball's record.
Navy is now 5-1 on the season and 3-0 in the American Athletic Conference. The Mids are 17-3 in their last 20 games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy has scored at least 30 points in 11 games since last season.
The Midshipmen return home on Halloween against South Florida for a noon tilt.