Saturday, November 14, 2015

Navy vs. SMU Live Blog

We will be live blogging today's Senior Day game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium where Navy will host American Athletic Conference foe SMU.  Navy comes into the game with a 7-1 record after a 45-20 win last week at then #13 Memphis.

Navy senior quarterback, Keenan Reynolds looks to break the NCAA All-time Rushing TD record this afternoon.  Reynolds is currently tied with former Wisconsin standout Montee Ball with 77 rushing TDs.

6:47 PM - Don Pearson picks off an SMU pass and returns it 11 yards to the Navy 21.  Navy takes a knee two times and the game ends, 55-14.  Navy improves to 8-1 on the season and travels to Tulsa next Saturday.

6:44 PM - Navy has 406 rushing yards on 66 carries.  SMU has 237 total yards.

6:41 PM - Tago Smith runs for 8 yards and hurdles into the end zone in front of the Brigade to give Navy a 55-14 lead with 3:24 remaining in the game.  Navy's scoring drive was 11-57-5:35.  Navy is getting a lot of their seniors into the game.

6:31 PM - SMU turns the ball over on downs and Navy takes over on their own 43 yard line with 8:59 left in the game.

6:23 PM - Josh Walker takes a pitch from Reynolds and scores from 8 yards out.  Nick Sloan kicks the PAT and Navy leads SMU 48-14 with 10:59 left in the game.

6:21 PM - Keenan Reynolds is picked off, but SMU is called for roughing the passer and Navy has an automatic first down at the SMU 27.

6:16 PM - Navy's Daiquan Thomasson picks off an SMU pass and returns it 22 yards to the SMU 46 yard line.  This is the 16th consecutive game that Navy has forced a turnover.

6:11 PM - Navy's scoring drive goes 6-53-2:29.  The TD was Reynolds' 81st which ties him with another active player, Kenneth Dixon from Louisiana Tech.  Tech does not play today.  Reynolds is now 2 TDs behind Montee Ball on the NCAA All-time touchdown list.  Reynolds also has a passing TD in today's game.

6:10 PM - Keenan Reynolds goes over the 100 yard mark with a 6 yard carry to the SMU 32.  He follows that up with a 32 yard TD run - his fourth of the game.

6:05 PM - That's the end of the third quarter.  Navy leads SMU, 34-14.  If the Mids move to 8-1 by winning today, this will be their best start since 1963 when Roger Staubach was the QB.

5:57 PM - Navy punts for the first time in the game with 3:26 remaining in the third quarter.  SMU takes over on their own 49 yard line.

5:56 PM - Craig Scott dropped a sure TD pass from Keenan Reynolds.

5:52 PM - Navy has given up a touchdown on the first drive of the second half in four of the last five games.

5:49 PM - Davis completes a 32 yard TD pass to Kevin Thomas.  The PAT attempt by Chad Hedlund is good.  Navy leads SMU 34-14 with 4:57 remaining in the third quarter.  The Mustang scoring drive was 6-78-2:53.

5:47 PM - SMU's Matt Davis completes an 18-yard pass to Courtland Sutton to the Navy 43 yard line.

5:40 PM - Demond Brown has 54 yards on 6 carries this afternoon.  Navy's scoring drive was 14-70, 7:10.

5:38 PM - Demond Brown takes the pitch from Reynolds and scampers 19 yards down the Navy sideline for the score.  The PAT is blocked and Navy leads SMU, 34-7.

5:35 PM - Navy is 16-18 on fourth down attempts this season and 4-4 in today's game.

5:27 PM - Navy is set to return the second half kickoff.

5:18 PM - Here are some of the first half stats for Navy - 81 yards passing and 190 yards rushing.  Reynolds leads navy with 80 yards rushing on 7 carries with 3 TDs.  Tillman leads the Mids with 72 yards receiving and a TD. Bernie Sarra leads the team with 4 tackles.

SMU  has 57 passing yards and 86 rushing yards.  Matt Davis leads the Mustangs with 38 yards rushing on 8 carries.  Xavier Castille leads the team with 3 receptions for 30 yards.  RC Cox has 5 tackles to lead SMU.

5:05 PM - The first half ends with Navy up 21 over the visiting Mustangs.

5:02 PM - Today's announced attendance is 35,778,

5:00 PM - Matt Davis finds the end zone from one yard out and SMU cuts into Navy's lead.  With 0:54 remaining in the half, Navy leads 28-7.

4:54 PM - SMU drives the ball into Navy territory following a fourth down conversion.  Braeden West carries the ball for 22 yards to the Navy 23.

4:43 PM - Keenan Reynolds completes his first pass, a 72-yard TD pass to Jamir Tillman on their first play following the blocked field goal attempt.  Navy leads SMU, 28-0 with 7:37 remaining in the first half.  The TD was Reynolds' 27th TD pass in his career.

Will Anthony
4:39 PM - Navy's Will Anthony blocked and recovered an SMU field goal attempt with 7:48 remaining in the half.  Navy takes over on their own 28 yard line leading 21-0.

4:32 PM - SMU is driving and has a 1-and-10 at the Navy 31 yard line.

4:32 PM - SMU gains their first first-down of the game with an 11 yard carry by QB Matt Davis.

4:28 PM - Today is the 15th game that Keenan Reynolds has scored three or more TDs in a game.  That is the most in NCAA history.  Reynolds has 80 yards on just seven carries today.

4:26 PM - Keenan Reynolds scores his third TD of the game, an 8-yard run with 12:00 remaining in the second quarter.  Navy leads 21-0.

4:20 PM - Navy leads SMU 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.

4:18 PM - The Navy defense forces their third consecutive three-and-out this afternoon.  SMU has yet to earn a first down.

4:15 PM - Keenan Reynolds' 79 touchdowns are the third most total touchdowns in a career.  Montee Ball from Wisconsin has 83 and Kenneth Dixon, a current player from Louisiana Tech has 81.

4:09 PM - Navy's scoring drive was 8 plays and 70 yards and lasted 2:57.  Reynolds now has 55 yards on 4 carries and has scored 79 career rushing touchdowns.

4:08 PM - Keenan Reynolds breaks away with a 43-yard TD run, his second of the game.  With 1;44 remaining the first quarter, Navy leads SMU 14-0.

4:07 PM - Keenan Reynolds is 0-3 passing today.  All three passes had the potential to be TDs and were just off the mark.

3:58 PM - Not many empty seats on a beautiful afternoon for football - 53 degrees and sunny.

3:56 PM - Navy's defense forces their second consecutive three-and-out.  Navy takes over at their own 30 yard line with 4:41 remaining in the first quarter following the SMU punt.

Keenan Reynolds
3:52 PM - Keenan Reynolds just became the NCAA All-time leader in rushing TDs with 78 after a four-yard TD run.  7-0 Navy.  Navy's scoring drive was 14-70 and took 7:24 off the clock.

3:51 PM - Navy has the ball fourth-and-one on the SMU 7 yard line and gets the first down on a three yard run by Chris Swain.

3:46 PM - Demond Brown has two carries for 23 yards to start the game.

3:43 PM - Navy forces a three-and-out on SMU's first drive.

Navy's seniors lead the team onto the field
3:40 PM - SMU takes the opening kickoff and returns it to their own 34 yard line.  SMU takes a timeout after their first play from scrimmage gains no yardage.

3:37 PM - A moment of silence is observed for the victims of yesterday's terrorist activity in Paris, France.

3:23 PM - Navy recognizes their 32 seniors on the field during a pregame ceremony.  All of the seniors carry an American flag when the team takes the field.

3:25 PM - Five T-34 Mentors fly-over following the National Anthem.

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