Keenan Reynolds, QB, Navy
Aforementioned Kenneth Dixon’s time as college football’s touchdown king was cut short after just nine days. That’s when Kennan Reynolds led Navy to the culmination of arguably the greatest season in program history, routing Pitt 44-28 in the Military Bowl.
Reynolds scored the first of three rushing touchdowns on the Mids’ opening drive, erasing a Panther lead established on the game’s opening kickoff. Reynolds then tied Dixon on Navy’s second drive, threw a passing score on its fourth possession, then shut down a Pitt rally in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
I could call Reynolds’ 144-yard rushing, 126-yard passing and four touchdown afternoon Quintessential Keenan, but even that would sell short this all-time great’s collegiate swan song. That’s because Reynolds set a new career milestone, leading the Mids in receiving as well as rushing and passing. He caught a 47-yard pass, making him just the third player since 2005 to lead his team in all three categories in the same game.