Navy's buttons for the game.
Navy Co-Captains, Noah Copeland (#34) and Parrish Gaines (#2) walk out for the coin toss.
Bringing in the flags were, L-R, Quinton Singleton (#36), Jake Zuzak (#64) and Paul Quessenberry (#45).
Navy's Austin Grebe (#43) kicks off to start the game.
Rutgers #34 (Paul James) rushes for 4 yards before fumble is forced by Jordan Drake (Navy #13) and ultimately recovered by Navy's Quincy Adams (#5). Navy starts their drive at the Rutgers 25.
Geoffrey Whiteside (Navy #29) rushes around the end for 19 yards before being pushed out of bounds at the 1yard line by RU #21 (Lorenzo Waters).
Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) keeps for the 1 yard rushing TD, clock 13:47.
After Nick Sloan (Navy #6) puts the ball through the uprights for the PAT, the score is now Navy 7, Rutgers 0.
Austin Grebe (Navy #43) kicks off 65 yards to the RU 0 for a touchback.
Rutgers #10 (Gary Nova) completes the pass to RU #1 (Janarion Grant) before being stopped for a loss of 1 yard by Brendon Clements (Navy #1).
Parrish Gaines (Navy #2) hones in on Rutgers #10 (Gary Nova), holding him to a short 6 yard gain, leaving Rutgers with a 3-5 situation.
Rutgers #99 (Tim Gleeson) punts 45 yards to Navy21 to end the Rutgers drive.
Quinton Singleton (Navy #36) rushes for 13 yards to the RU 41 and a Navy First Down before being stopped by Rutgers #50 (Quentin Gause).
Pass to Jamir Tillman (Navy #4) is complete for a 10 yard gain but stopped by Rutgers #2 (Gareef Glashen).
Pass complete to Brendan Dudeck (Navy #81) but isn't enough for the first down. Possession turns over to Rutgers on the RU 23 after a missed field goal attempt.
Rutgers pass by #10 (Gary Nova) is incomplete in the Knights second series of the game.
Rutgers #34 (Paul James) gains 12 yards before being caught by Navy's Chris Johnson (#46).
Navy's Parrish Gaines (#2) stops Rutgers #32 (Justin Goodwin) for a 4 yard loss at the 50 yard line.
Navy's James Britton (#51) and Kwazel Bertrand (#17) combine to hold Rutgers #34 (Paul James) to a 5 yard gain to the Navy 45.
Rutgers #1 (Kyle Federico) completes the PAT after the Knights' #34 rushes for a 38 yard TD run. Score is now tied, Navy 7, Rutgers 7 (clock 03:45 in the first quarter).
Rutgers #32 (Justin Goodwin) rushes for 2 yards and tries in vain to avoid being tackled by Chris Johnson (Navy's #46).
Rutgers #32 (Justin Goodwin) has his number called again, and gains 2 yards, but is stopped short by Navy's Parrish Gaines (#2) and Will Anthony (#90) as the first quarter ends. Score at the end of the First Quarter: Navy 7, Rutgers 7
Field Goal attempt by Rutgers #1 (Kyle Federico) is successful as the second quarter begins. Score is now Navy 7, Rutgers 10 (Clock 14:53)
After a 15 yard penalty, Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) connects with Jamir Tillman (#4) for 17 yards, for another Navy First Down, when he is stopped by Rutgers #2 (Gareef Glashen).
Navy's Pablo Beltran (#11) punts 62 yards to the RU 0 for a touchback.
Pass to Rutgers #4 (Leonte Carroo) is complete but Navy's Brendon Clements (#1) has the stop at the Navy 46.
When a brother goes down with an injury, the remaining players show their solidarity.
Rutgers #6 (Desmon Peoples) rushes for 6 yards but gets stopped at the Navy 38 by Chris Johnson (Navy #46) with help from George Jamison (Navy #42).
Rutgers pass to #4 (Leonte Carroo) is complete, but he's caught first by Navy's Quincy Adams (#5) and eventually brought down by Kwazel Bertrand (#17). Pictured also is Navy's George Jamison (#42), who stands ready to assist.
Navy is unable to stop Rutgers #10 (Gary Nova) from rushing that final yard for a touchdown. Clock 07:08 in the second quarter.
With the good PAT by Rutgers #1 (Kyle Frederico), the score is now Navy 7, Rutgers 14.
(Navy #19) Keenan Reynolds' pass is incomplete to Brendan Dudeck (Navy #81).
Ryan Williams-Jenkins (Navy #24) rushes for 13 yards before being pushed out of bounds by Rutgers #24 (Dre Buggs) at the Navy 44.
Reynolds' pass is complete to Ryan Williams-Jenkins (Navy #24) for 17 yards, a first down Navy on the Rutgers 41, and the stop by Rutgers #21 (Lorenzo Waters).
Never underestimate the importance of a clean center-to-quarterback handoff.
Reynolds' 27 yard pass to Brendan Dudeck (Navy #81) is complete to the RU7 and gets Navy within striking distance.
Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) calls his own number and rushes the 2 yards for a Navy Touchdown. Clock is 03:50.
Navy's Nick Sloan (#6) kicks the PAT through the uprights to make the new score Navy 14, Rutgers 17.
Navy's kicker, Austin Grebe (#43) isn't just a special teams player, as evidenced by his tackle on Rutgers return by #1 (Jamarion Grant) with an assist from Lorentez Barbour (Navy #15).
Rutgers' pass is complete to RU #19 (Andrew Turzill) and gets the Knights to the Navy 47.
Rutgers #32 (Justin Goodwin) makes the final push to score a TD for the Knights from the Navy 1 yard line. Clock 00:27.
Rutgers #1 (Kyle Federico) scores the PAT, making the score now Navy 14, Rutgers 24.
Noah Copeland (Navy #34) gets the handoff from Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19), then has a 1 yard loss to close out the first half.
All photos by Alison Althouse for GoMids.com.