After last week’s upset of Memphis — a game where quarterback Keenan Reynolds was held out of the end zone — Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo alluded to the fact that Reynolds wanted to break the highly anticipated touchdown-scoring record at home.
That feat was accomplished just nine minutes into Saturday’s game against SMU as Reynolds ran the ball in from four yards out to become the NCAA’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns with 78.
With this 4-yard scamper, Navy took an early lead and Keenan Reynolds took the NCAA record. https://t.co/C7fcjaIHsA— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) November 14, 2015
One of those father-son moments that you'll never forget. pic.twitter.com/Vdw8ycM1lR— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) November 14, 2015
Saturday’s game marked senior day and Reynolds' last official home game for the Midshipmen. It seemed an appropriate setting for such a momentous occasion.
Reynolds tied Montee Ball’s rushing touchdown record two weeks ago against South Florida and though he had a goal line run called against Memphis, he decided to pitch the ball rather than run against a stacked defensive box.
Reynolds now holds NCAA records for career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, single-season rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (31) and most games scoring at least three touchdowns (14).
Reynolds actually added two more touchdowns on runs of 43 yards and eight yards. Navy leads SMU 21-0 early in the second quarter.
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