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Navy Rolls Past Delaware, 51-7

Shawn Lynch

Sept. 14, 2013

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Navy's Keenan Reynolds completed 10 of 13 passes for a career-high 233 yards with two touchdowns, including a 63-yard strike to DeBrandon Sanders, leading the Midshipmen 51-7 over Delaware on Saturday.

Reynolds also ran for 109 yards on 15 carries. Sanders finished with 86 yards on three receptions, while Geoffrey Whiteside rushed for two touchdowns. Navy (2-0) also forced three turnovers and amassed 591 yards on offense.

Navy has scored 92 points in its first two games. The Midshipmen also beat Delaware (2-1) for the third consecutive time and improved to 10-7 in the series, first played in 1931.

Trent Hurley, who is one of 11 FBS transfers on the Blue Hens roster, was 17 for 25 for 152 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. It was the most points Delaware allowed since a 49-21 loss to Appalachian State in the Football Championship Subdivision title game in 2007.

Navy scored on its first, four possessions and had a 23-7 lead at the half. After Delaware stopped Navy on a 3rd and 1 with 2:10 left in the second quarter, the Midshipmen's Pablo Beltran punted for the first time this season - a 53-yarder to the Delaware 3.

The Midshipmen continued to pull away in the second half and increased the lead to 30-7 on their first possession on a 27-yard pass from Reynolds to Shawn Lynch. A pair of scoring runs by Whiteside and Chris Swain from 13 and 2 yards, respectively, on the next two possessions increased the margin to 44-7 early in the fourth quarter.

The Midshipmen pulled most of their offensive starters with 13:01 left in the game, allowing backup quarterback John Hendrick to run for a 1-yard score with nine minutes left in the game. It was the most points Navy scored in a home opener since 1977.

The Midshipmen opened a 10-0 lead in the first quarter on a 10-yard run by Darius State and a 24-yard field goal by Nick Sloan.

An interception by DJ Sargenti at the Delaware 44 set up Navy's second touchdown, a 7-yard run by Whiteside for a 17-0 lead with 13:12 left in the half. The Midshipmen continued to dominate and took the 23-0 lead when Reynolds hit DeBrandon across the middle for a 63-yard score.

The Blue Hens finally got on the board on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Hurley to Ryan Cobb with 4:27 left in the second quarter.

Delaware was just 1 for 7 on third-down conversions in the first half. Navy senior Marcus Thomas set a school record with his 82 career kick-off returns.


 

 

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