|Date of game: 11/28/2014
Recap: South Alabama vs. Navy
Mobile, AL (SportsNetwork.com) - Keenan Reynolds rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns as the Navy Midshipmen held on for a 42-40 victory over the South Alabama Jaguars in a non-conference tilt at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
Navy (6-5) also got 112 yards and two touchdowns on the ground from Noah Copeland. Reynolds completed just one pass in the contest, a 42-yard strike to Demond Brown.
Brandon Bridge threw for four touchdowns and 172 yards on 19-of-28 passing for South Alabama (6-6), but his two interceptions were costly. Shavarez Smith caught two of Bridge's touchdown passes and finished with 80 yards on six total receptions. Terrance Timmons contributed 124 yards and a score on the ground.
At the end of the first quarter, South Alabama was in control, 17-7. Timmons scored on a four-yard touchdown run and Aleem Sunanon kicked a 34-yard field goal in the period, before Noah Copeland found the end zone on a 13-yard run for the Midshipmen. Bridge gave the Jaguars' their third score of the frame with a three-yard touchdown pass to Smith.
Navy pulled ahead with touchdown runs of 67 and 34 yards by Reynolds and Chris Swain, respectively, in the second quarter.
Copeland got into the end zone again, this time on a three-yard run, early in the third period.
The Jaguars put a halt to the Midshipmen's scoring streak with a 40-yard field goal from Sunanon.
However, Navy didn't stop putting points on the board, with Reynolds scoring on a one-yard touchdown run less than two minutes later.
Bridge threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Danny Woodson early in the fourth quarter to keep the Jaguars within striking distance.
However, the Midshipmen went back ahead by 15 points on a one-yard scoring run from Reynolds midway through the final period.
Bridge threw two touchdown passes before the game ended, the first on a 48- yard strike to Smith. The second came on a 10-yard toss to Jereme Jones with 39 seconds to play. After the second score, the Jaguars trailed, 42-40, as they got ready to go for the two-point conversion. However, Bridge was intercepted on the attempt, allowing Navy to escape.Game Notes