Mount Pleasant, MI (Sports Network) - Keenan Reynolds had three touchdown passes as Navy swamped Central Michigan, 31-13, on Friday.
Reynolds went 6-for-11 with 134 yards and added 59 yards on 24 carries for the Midshipmen (3-3), who have won their past two games. Gee Gee Greene caught two touchdown passes while Brandon Turner caught the other and Prentice Christian added a score on the ground.
Ryan Radcliff passed for 139 yards and a touchdown on 11-of-19 passing for the Chippewas (2-4), who have dropped three straight since a win in Iowa on Sept. 22.
Navy started the game with the ball and struck just over three minutes in, as Reynolds hit Turner in the end zone for a 23-yard score and a 7-0 lead.
Central Michigan countered with a 29-yard field goal from David Harman with 8:32 left in the first.
The Midshipmen marched back down the field on an 11-play drive that took close to five minutes and Reynolds' second touchdown pass of the game was caught by Greene near the goalline and he took it in for a 14-3 lead.
Much of the second quarter passed scoreless until Nick Sloan hit a 37-yard field goal with 3:10 to play for a 17-3 game.
The Chippewas were finally able to put the ball in the end zone on their ensuing drive as the sixth play of the series saw Titus Davis catch the ball at the 5-yard line and spin around a defender before going in for a 29-yard score to make it a 17-10 game at the break.
Central Michigan was able to get closer with the first touch of the second half as Harman hit a 22-yard field goal with 9:37 left in the third to make it a 17-13 game, but that was as close as it got.
Navy came right back down the field with a 61-yard drive and the 11th snap saw Christian take the ball into the end zone from two yards out for a 24-13 lead with 4:08 left in the third.
After holding Central Michigan to a three-and-out, Navy got the ball back at the Central Michigan 41 and the first play saw Reynolds and Greene hook up for another score and a 31-13 advantage.