Navy Defensive Ends Aaron Davis (#91) and A.K. Akpunku (#47) get ready for the start of the second half.
Navy's pass from Keenan Reynolds (#19) to Jamir Tillman (#4) is complete for 53 yards, to the RU22.
Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) is sacked for a loss of 7 yards by Rutgers #90 (David Milewski).
Navy's pass to Geoffrey Whiteside (Navy #29) is complete for 14 yards, but still 5 yards of the first down.
Navy's Nick Sloan (#6) makes the field goal and the score is now Navy 17, Rutgers 24. Clock 12:52
Rutgers #1 (Janarion Grant) returns the punt 18 yards and Navy's Ryan Harris (#59) is ultimately credited with the stop.
Navy's Will Anthony (#90) tackles Rutgers #6 (Desmon Peoples) for a 2 yard loss.
Rutgers pass to #6 (Desmon Peoples) is complete and he gets 27 yards downfield before being stopped by navy's Kwazel Bertrand (#17).
Rutgers #6 (Desmon Peoples) scraps his way to the Navy 17 but is stopped by Navy's Daniel Gonzales (#58). Also seen here L-R are Navy's Tyler Goble (#54), Quincy Adams (#5), Paul Quessenberry (#45), and Obi Ozuma (#44).
Rutgers #32 (Justin Goodwin) continues his battle for yards before being stopped at the Navy 2 by Daniel Gonzales (Navy #58).
Rutgers quarterback, #10 (Gary Nova) sneaks his way in for the TD. Clock 06:20.
Rutgers #1 (Kyle Federico) makes the PAT which brings the current score to Navy 17, Rutgers 31.
Navy's Geoffrey Whiteside (#29) rushes around the outside for 2 yards, with Scarlet Knights in hot pursuit.
Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) looks for an open receiver, to no avail.
Navy's Toneo Gulley rushes for 3 yards, but not enough to save the drive.
Pablo Beltran (Navy #11) pushes Rutgers back to the RU30 with his 40 yard punt.
Rutgers pass to #84 (John Tsimis) is complete to the RU38 before being stopped by Navy's Brendon Clements (#1).
Rutgers #99 (Tim Gleeson) has to punt when Navy's defense holds strong.
Navy's Chris Swain (#37) breaks through the line for an 11 yard gain.
Navy's Ryan Williams-Jenkins (#24) is able to gain 10 yards before being brought down by Rutgers #31 (Anthony Cioffi).
Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) keeps the ball and follows his linemen to gain 7 yards before being stopped by Rutgers #3 (Steve Longa) and #95 (Kenneth Kirksey).
Navy's Toneo Gulley (#22) rushes to the Navy 40 and another Navy first down, with the assistance of teammates Joey Gaston (#65) and Jake Zuzek (#64).
As the fourth quarter begins and after a long Rutgers drive, the field goal attempt by #1 (Kyle Federico) misses wide left, so Navy takes over at the Navy25, clock 07:11.
Navy's Noah Copeland (#34) connects with a pass and travels 39 yards to the RY14 before being caught by Rutgers #3 (Steve Longa).
The 14-yard pass from Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) to Brendan Dudeck (Navy #81) results in a touchdown! Clock 05:26
Nick Sloan (Navy #6) sends the PAT through the uprights to change the score: Navy 24, Rutgers 31.
Navy's Bernard Sarra (#77) wraps up Rutgers #32 (Justin Goodwin) to stall the Knights' progress to only 2 yards.
Rutgers #32 (Justin Goodwin) rushes for no gain, thanks to Navy's Parrish Gaines (#2), Quincy Adams (#5) and Kwazel Bertrand (#17).
Rutgers #99 (Tim Gleeson) punts 40 yards to the Navy26.
Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) carries the ball 11 yards for another Navy first down at the RU47.
Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) keeps again and gains 7 yards to get to the RU40.
Pass to Calvin Cass Jr. (Navy #20) gains 17 yards but is just 1yard short of the first down, thanks to Rutgers #29 (Davon Jacobs).
Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) protects the ball as he's caught by Rutgers #2 (Gareef Glashen) after his 10 yard run to the RU6.
Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) launches his final pass into the end zone for Jamir Tillman (Navy #4), which goes incomplete and ends the Mids' drive. Rutgers takes over on downs with the clock at 00:10. Final Score Navy 24, Rutgers 31.
There's no joy in singing the Navy Blue and Gold after a loss, as evidenced by the faces of Ben Tamburello (Navy #60) and Bernard Serra (Navy #77).
Navy's Quincy Adams (#5) and James Britton (#51) during the alma mater.
Navy plebe, Evan Martin ((#71) experiences his first Navy home game.
Navy's senior punter, Pablo Beltran (#11).
All photos by Alison Althouse for GoMids.com