Score - Navy: 28 Toledo: 10
Everyone climb aboard the Navy bandwagon while there’s still room! The Midshipmen were led by another great performance from the defense and Keenan Reynolds showed off his arm again with two touchdown passes.
Navy opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 10 yard touchdown run by Chris Swain. Toledo answered with a touchdown drive to begin the second quarter, but Reynolds immediately struck back with a 54 yard touchdown pass to DeBrandon Sanders. It was Navy’s longest play from scrimmage in the simulated season.
Toledo would kick a field goal to end the first half and only trailed by four points at halftime, but Navy put the game out of reach with two touchdown drives in the third quarter to take a 28-10 lead.
The Navy defense did what it’s done all season and put the clamps on the Toledo offense to prevent any fourth quarter rally and the Mids moved to 6-0.
Navy’s defense prevented the Rockets from having any success on the offensive side of the ball. They held Toledo to only 68 yards rushing and 183 yards passing while also forcing them into two turnovers.
On the other side of the ball, Navy racked up 533 yards of total offense and possessed the ball nearly twice as long as Toledo. If there was a definition for a dominant performance, this was it.
Keenan Reynolds - Passing: 14/22, 160 yards, 2 TDs | Rushing: 26 carries, 151 yards
What more can you say about Keenan Reynolds? He made great decisions with the ball and was extremely effective on the ground and through the air. The 51-yard touchdown pass shows the type of explosiveness he brings to the team and is a big part of the reason Navy is undefeated.
Chris Swain - 28 carries, 183 yards, 1 TD
Chris Swain was in beast mode against Toledo. He broke eight tackles in the game and played at an extremely high level, making him very effective in Navy’s triple option. With the way Swain and Reynolds are currently playing, the Navy offense is a nightmare for opposing defenses.
Navy gets another chance to knock off an ACC opponent with next week’s game against the Pitt Panthers. The Midshipmen completed an impressive set of two games on the road and now get to return to the friendly confines of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The Panthers enter the game as one of the most disappointing teams in college football at 0-6 and will be desperate for a win.