NCAA Game Summary - Navy at Indiana|
(Saturday, September 7)
Final Score: Navy 41, Indiana 35
Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) - Keenan Reynolds rushed for 127 yards and
three touchdowns as the Navy Midshipmen held on for a 41-35 win in their
season opener against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium.
Reynolds had a game-high 32 rushing attempts and also threw for 71 yards to
lead Navy (1-0), which also defeated Indiana, 31-30, a year ago. Darius Staten
rushed for 106 yards on nine carries and Geoffrey Whiteside added 97 yards on
nine carries for the Midshipmen, who compiled 444 yards on the ground as a
Nate Sudfeld took over at quarterback after Indiana (1-1) went down 14-0 with
starter Tre Roberson under center. Sudfeld completed 31-of-42 pass attempts
for 363 yards and four touchdowns while being intercepted once. The Hoosiers
outscored the Midshipmen 35-27 after Sudfeld came into the game.
Kofi Hughes hauled in six passes for 102 yards and a score and Ted Bolser had
five catches for 56 yards and two touchdowns. In the game 11 different players
had at least one catch for Indiana.
The Midshipmen rolled out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter by scoring
touchdowns on each of their first two possessions. The first score was a one-
yard touchdown run from Reynolds while the second came on a three-yard rush
from Chris Swain.
Nick Sloan made good on a 23-yard field goal attempt, midway through the
second quarter, to extend the Navy lead to 17-0.
After struggling out of the gate with a punt, turnover on downs and an
interception on its first three drives, Indiana finally got on the scoreboard
midway through the second quarter with a 45-yard touchdown pass from Sudfeld
Navy did not take long to respond. Just under three minutes later Noah
Copeland scored on a run from three yards out.
Indiana was able to stay within striking distance thanks to a six-yard
touchdown pass from Sudfeld to Bolser just before the half.
Both squads would score on their first possessions of the second half.
Reynolds recorded a two-yard touchdown run first followed by a seven-yard run
from Tevin Coleman for Indiana.
Reynolds would score yet again before the third quarter came to a close with a
one-yard touchdown run that pushed Navy to a 38-21 advantage.
Indiana refused to go down quietly, however, as a seven-yard touchdown pass
from Sudfeld to Shane Wynn early in the fourth quarter cut the Navy lead to
Sloan hit his second field goal of the game with a 33-yard effort midway
through the fourth quarter.
Sudfeld hooked up with Bolser yet again, this time with a 15-yard touchdown
pass, as the Hoosiers pulled to within a six points with just under four
minutes to play.
However Navy was able to run out the clock on its next possession to pick up
09/07 21:59:32 ET