Photos: Navy beats Pitt 44-28, part II
Navy gets hyped for the second half.
Halftime Stats are telling...
Pitt #12 (Chris Blewitt) kicks off 64 yards to start the second half.
On a great trick play, Navy FB Shawn White (#31) takes the handoff and then completes the pass *to* Keenan Reynolds (#19) who gets 47 yards before he's brought down by Pitt #3 (Nicholas Grigsby) at the UP29.
Navy's Calvin Cass Jr. (#20) rushes up the middle to gain 4 yards before he's stopped by Pitt #47 (Matt Galambos) at the UP26.
The official has a great view as Navy's Demond Brown (#25) completes his 26 yard run by flying into the end zone for the Touchdown. Clock12:28.
Navy's PAT attempt by Austin Grebe (#43) is good. The score is now Navy 28, Pitt 7.
Pitt kickoff return by #10 (Quadree Henderson) nets 25 yards but Navy's Elijah Merchant (#14) wraps him up at the UP25.
Pitt #37 (Qadree Ollison) cuts through the line for 9 yards only to be stopped by Navy's Micah Thomas (#44) and Lorentez Barbour (#2) at the UP34.
A perfect pitch to Pitt #37 (Qadree Ollison) doesn't fool Navy's Ted Colburn (#55), who stops the Panther RB at the UP33 for a 1-yard loss.
Punt by Pitt #18 (Ryan Winslow) sails 44 yards to the Navy23, but it's returned for 1 yard by Navy's Calvin Cass, Jr. (#20) to the Navy24.
During a timeout, Miss America 2016 (Betty Cantrell), surrounded by the four Navy pilots from the pre-game flyover, thanked everyone for their support when her mic malfunctioned during the National Anthem. A true professional, Cantrell continued to sing, along with the crowd's participation, and seemed unfazed when the problem was fixed a few seconds into the anthem.
Navy's Jamir Tillman (#4) rushes for 7 yards but is unable to save the drive.
Navy's Field Goal attempt by Austin Grebe (#43) is good from 35. The score is now Navy 31, Pitt 7. Clock 08:11.
Pitt #10 (Quadree Henderson) fields the kickoff in the end zone but can only gain 15 yards before Navy's David Gordeuk (#92) stops him short at the UP15.
Pitt pass is complete to #23 (Tyler Boyd) for 11 yards where he's taken down by Navy's Brendon Clements (#1) at the Navy25.
SECNAV Ray Mabus was on hand to cheer on his Navy Midshipmen.
The formerly-retired Navy Goats were in attendance as the younger goats weren't quite ready for such a big event at NMCMS.
Pitt pass to #23 (Tyler Boyd) is complete for 2 yards but Navy's Brendon Clements (#1) and Lorentez Barbour (#2) were on the job to keep him out of the end zone and stopped at the Navy4.
Pitt pass is complete to #37 (Qadree Ollison) for the 4 yard touchdown run. Clock 03:14.
Pitt PAT attempt by #12 (Chris Blewitt) is good. Score is now Navy 31, Pitt 14.
Fumble by Navy's Chris Swain (#37) at the Navy23 is recovered by Pitt #9 (Jordan Whitehead) who rushes the 22 yards for a Panther Touchdown. Clock 02:57.
Pitt PAT attempt by #12 (Chris Blewitt) is successful. Score now stands at Navy 31, Pitt 21.
Navy's Dishan Romine (#28) returns the Pitt kickoff 27 yards before being stopped by Pitt #58 (Quintin Wirginis) at the Navy32.
Navy's Chris Swain (#37) churns up 11 yards before being tripped up by Pitt #15 (Reggie Mitchell) at the Navy43.
As the third quarter ends, Navy's Quentin Ezell (#32) rushes for 2 yards to get to the UP44. Pitt #4 (Bam Bradley) is credited with the stop.
Navy's pass to Jamir Tillman (#4) on 3rd and 17 is successful for 15 yards and out-of-bounds at the UP39 but leaves the Mids with a 4th and 2 situation.
Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) follows his blockers and is able to gain 13 yards before he's taken down by Pitt #9 (Jordan Whitehead) at the UP26.
Navy's pass to Demond Brown (#25) is complete for 4 yards before he's eventually brought down by Pitt #47 (Matt Galambos) and #52 (Shakir Soto) at the UP17.
Navy's Toneo Gulley (#22) rushes the final 15 yards to get to the end zone for the Navy Touchdown. Clock 10:58.
Navy celebrates the score as they head back to the sidelines. Shown here in the air (L-R) are DeBrandon Sanders (#21) and Toneo Gulley (#22).
Navy's Austin Grebe (#43) completes the successful PAT to make the current score Navy 38, Pitt 21.
Pitt #22 (Darrin Hall) returns the kickoff 12 yards before he's stopped by Navy's Myer Krah (#9) with help from David Gordeuk (#92) at the UP27.
Pitt pass is complete to #23 (Tyler Boyd) who gains 5 yards before being forced out-of-bounds at the UP32 by Navy's Quincy Adams (#5).
Pitt #4 (Nate Peterman) rushes for 15 yards to get the Panthers to the Navy45.
After a 45 yard touchdown run by Pitt #37 (Qadree Ollison), the PAT by #12 (Chris Blewitt) is good. The score is now Navy 38, Pitt 28. Clock 09:35.
Navy's Chris "The Swain Train" Swain (#37) continues to grind out yard after yard against the Pitt defense.
Navy pitch is complete to Dishan Romine (#28) who carries for 43 yards before he's stopped by Pitt #47 (Matt Galambos) and #9 (Jordan Whitehead) at the UP24.
Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) rushes the 9 yards into the end zone, and the record books, with his 88th rushing touchdown. Clock 04:19.
Navy's PAT attempt by Austin Grebe (#43) is blocked by Pitt #14 (Avonte Maddox). The score is now Navy 44, Pitt 28.
Pitt #14 (Avonte Maddox) is tackled by Navy's QB/Holder Will Worth (#15) to save any subsequent score after the blocked PAT.
After two successful passes by Pitt #4 (Nate Peterman) to get the Panthers to the Navy39, Navy's Brendon Clements (#1) intercepts a Pitt pass at the Navy15 and the Mids take the field to finish out their final series.
Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) rushes down the center for 4 yards to the Navy23 where he's stopped by Pitt #47 (Matt Galambos).
Navy's Keenan Reynolds (#19) continues to push forward as time runs out on the final game of his illustrious college football career.
Senior FB Will Huntsman, #46, from Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior OLB Nick Martinez, #35, from Elm Mott, Texas
Senior Kicker Austin Grebe, #43, from Stafford, Virginia
Senior DE Sean Reaver, #99, from Thurmont, Maryland
Senior OLB Myer Krah, #9, from Durham, North Carolina
Senior OLB Kikau Pescaia, #53, from Honolulu, Hawai'i
Senior Quarterback Keenan Reynolds, #19, from Antioch, Tennessee. MVP of the 2015 Military Bowl
2015 Military Bowl Final score: Navy 44, Pitt 28
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