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Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds scores one of his three touchdowns Saturday as he set the NCAA record for most rushing TDs by a quarterback (29).

Record day for QB as Navy routs Army

– All Keenan Reynolds wanted was to beat Army. The nimble-footed quarterback got his wish, dashing through the snow and a weary defense all the way into the NCAA record book.

Reynolds ran for 136 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Midshipmen to a 34-7 victory Saturday, their 12th straight in the series.

“It’s hard to beat anybody 12 times in a row,” coach Ken Niumatalolo said. “But to beat your rivals, I’m very proud of them.”

Reynolds scored on runs of 47 yards, 11 yards and 1 yard. The sophomore has 29 rushing touchdowns, breaking the single-season mark for a quarterback previously held by Ricky Dobbs (Navy, 2009) and Collin Klein (Kansas State, 2011), both of whom had 27.

“Coming into the game, I wasn’t too concerned about the record. If I broke it, I broke it. If not, oh well,” Reynolds said. “My main concern was trying to get the W. If that involved me getting zero touchdowns and everyone else having a field day, I was good with that.”

Reynolds ran 30 times for on a frozen, snow-covered field. He also caught a 2-point conversion pass on a trick play after his second touchdown.

His third score – with 46 seconds left in a lopsided game – gave him 176 points for the season, breaking the school record of 174 set by Bill Ingram in 1917.

“The thought did come across my mind to take a knee,” Niumatalolo said. “But then my thoughts went to, I have a kid that has a chance to break a record that’s hard to come by.”

The Midshipmen (8-4) haven’t lost to Army (3-9) since 2001 and lead the series 58-49-7. Navy’s 12-game run is the longest in the history of the rivalry that began in 1890.

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