Photo Story: Navy beats Tulane, Pt I
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Go Navy! Beat Tulane!
Our Officials for the day, from the American Athletic Conference (L-R): Side Judge Jim Smith, Field Judge Glen Wilson, Head Linesman Jeremy McCurley, Umpire Greg Brenner, Referee Todd LaPenta, Center Judge Terry Killens Jr., Back Judge Michael Griffith, Line Judge Jeffrey Cooney.
The march-on, as pictured by 7th company.
The National Anthem
The first of two fly-overs for today's game. This one happened after the National Anthem and featured 4 SNJ-5 TEXANs based out of Virginia and Maryland.
Navy's Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Line Coach, Dale Pehrson (L) and Defensive Line Coach, Shaun Nua (R) come onto the field before the team.
Navy's Captains, Keenan Reynolds (#19) and Bernie Sarra (#77), are escorted to the field for the coin toss. Prior to today's game, Reynolds had scored 73 career touchdowns (all rushing), the most in NCAA history by a quarterback and the most by any player in school history. Reynolds is just four rushing touchdowns behind record holder Montee Ball of Wisconsin and his 3,674 career rushing yards are the second most in school history.
The American Flags were brought into the game by seniors David Gordeuk (#92), Sean Reaver (#99), and Kikau Pescaia (#53).
A shot of the flags, as they head down the plebe tunnel into the game.
A second fly-over happened just after the Mids took the field. This fly-over consisted of two F/A 18E's from the VFA-81 "SUN LINERS" and two F/A 18C's from the VFA-131 "WILDCATS" stationed out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach. The fly-over featured Naval Academy grads Lt. Cmdr. Adam Bryan, USNA '05, Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Bookey, USNA '03, Lt. Matt Davidson, USNA '10, and Lt. Mary Ruttum, USNA '10. Ruttum is an Annapolis native and a former women's lacrosse player for the Mids.
The captains of both teams met for the coin toss. Navy won the toss, deferred, and chose to defend the South End Zone. Tulane Captains are (L-R) #20 (Nico Marley), #26 (Dontrell Hilliard), and #42 (Andrew DiRocco). Navy Captains are Keenan Reynolds (#19) and Bernie Sarra (#77).
In the opening play of the game, Tulane #15 (Ricky Preston) returned the fumbled kickoff 10 yards before being stopped by Navy's David Gordeuk (#92) and Toneo Gulley (#22) at the Tulane10.
Tulane pass is complete to #9 (Teddy Veal) but Navy's Lorentez Barbour wraps him up after 2 yards. A Tulane holding penalty negates the play and backs the Green Wave back to the Tulane5.
Tulane #3 (Sherman Badie) rushes for yardage but Navy's Will Anthony (#90) is quick to stop him for a gain of one yard to the Tulane6.
Navy's Quincy Adams (#5) stops Tulane #28 (Rob Kelley) after a gain of 4 yards to the Tulane10.
Tulane #25 (Josh Rounds) rushes for 8 yards but Navy's Daiquan Thomasson (#26) was able to keep him from getting the first down.
Green Wave #49 (Zachary Block) punts 32 yards to the 50 yard line but Navy's Calvin Cass Jr. (#20) is able to return 8 yards to allow Navy to start their drive at the Tulane42.
Navy's DeBrandon Sanders (#21) rushes for 5 yards before being tripped up by Tulane #17 (Parry Nickerson) at the Tulane36.
Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) rushes for 3 yards to the Tulane33.
Navy's Keenan Reynolds gains another 1st down after a 6 yard gain to get the Mids to the Tulane17. Tulane #6 (Jarrod Franklin) is credited with the stop.
Navy's Demond Brown (#25) rushes for 8 yards before The Green Wave #54 (Quinlan Carroll) stops him at the Tulane9.
Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) cuts through the Green Wave line and gains 4 yards for the 1st down at the Tulane4. Tulane #20 (Nico Marley) is credited with the stop.
Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) completes the drive with a 5 yard rushing touchdown. Clock 05:48.
Navy's Austin Grebe (#43) kick attempt is good and the score is now Navy 7, Tulane 0.
Navy's Amos Mason (#52) gets a hand up to cause a Tulane incomplete pass.
Tulane pass is complete to #3 (Sherman Badie), who rushes for 19 yards before Navy's Quincy Adams (#5) brings him down at the Tulane34.
Tulane pass to #8 (Devon Breaux) is broken up by Navy's Josiah Powell (#48).
Tulane's pass is complete to #9 (Teddy Veal) but they gain an extra 15 yards when Navy's Quincy Adams is called for a face mask penalty in the tackle.
Tulane #25 (Josh Rounds) is tackled by Navy's Quincy Adams (#5) and Micah Thomas (#44) for a loss of one yard to the Navy35.
Tulane pass to #26 (Dontrell Hilliard) is complete but Navy's Lorentez Barbour (#2) is able to keep him to only a 3 yard gain.
Green Wave #31 (Peter Picerelli) gets off a 31 yard punt at 4th and 9 on the Navy37.
The Mids go to work at the Navy6 with a 9-yard run by Shawn White (#31).
In the final play of the quarter, Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) is sacked by Tulane #20 (Nico Marley) for a loss of 12 yards to the Navy5. Score at the end of the first quarter: Navy 7, Tulane 0.
Navy's Alex Barta (#80) punts 36 yards to the 50 yard line, but after a Green Wave holding penalty, Tulane begins their drive at their own 40.
Tulane pass is complete to #9 (Teddy Veal), who is able to gain 26 yards before he's stopped by Navy's Lorentez Barbour (#2) with an assist by Elijah Merchant (#14) at the Navy35.
Tulane #26 (Dontrell Hilliard) rushes for 19 yards to give the Green Wave their first score of the day. Clock 10:43.
Tulane #42 (Andrew DiRocco) completes the drive with a successful PAT. Score is now Navy 7, Tulane 7.
Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) is sacked for a loss of 9 yards and is called for intentional grounding. Tulane #87 (Ade Aruna) is credited with the sack.
Navy pass to Thomas Wilson (#89) is complete for 23 yards and a 1st down at the Navy41. Tulane #23 (Richard Allen) is credited with the stop.
Navy's Chris Swain (#37) pushes through to gain 2 yards to put the Mids at the Navy43.
Navy's pass to Jamir Tillman (#4) is complete for 41 yards to the Tulane3, where Green Wave #23 (Richard Allen) pushes him out of bounds.
Navy's Austin Grebe (#43) makes the field goal attempt from 25. Clock 05:14. Score is now Navy 10, Tulane 7.
Tulane pass to #9 (Teddy Veal) but he only gains a yard before Navy's Daniel Gonzales (#58) takes him down at the Tulane30.
Tulane is forced to punt, but Navy is in the same position four plays later and Alex Barta (Navy #80) gets 39 yards on his punt back to the Green Wave. Tulane begins on their own 21.
Tulane #12 (Tanner Lee) completes a number of passes to move the Green Wave down the field in the waning minutes of the first half. Working hard to move the ball into the end zone, he misses on the last three passes of the half and Tulane is forced to attempt a field goal as time expires.
Tulane's #36 (Trevor Simms) attempts a 49 yard field goal, which misses wide right and ends the half. Score at the end of the first half: Navy 10, Tulane 7.
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