ANNAPOLIS, N.C. (WNCT)- Navy’s record-setting quarterback Keenan Reynolds ran for five touchdowns and 142 yards as the Midshipmen dominated East Carolina in their American Athletic Conference debut with a 45-21 victory Saturday
Reynolds already owns the record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 70 and is now fourth overall for the most by any player.
Reynolds has scored three touchdowns or more in 13 games_the most in NCAA history. His five rushing touchdowns is also an American Athletic Conference record.
East Carolina (1-2, 0-1 AAC) had held seven of its past 15 opponents to less than 100 rushing yards. Navy (2-0, 1-0 AAC) had 415 on the ground. Fullback Chris Swain went over 100 yards for the second straight game, finishing with 123 on a career-high 29 carries and a touchdown.
Pirates quarterback Blake Kemp completed 36 of 49 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns Isaiah Jones caught 10 passes for 130 yards.
The showdown on Saturday marks the first conference game of the year for both schools.
In fact, this will be the first conference game for Navy in 134 years, which previously aligned as an independent in college football play.
The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. in Annapolis on Saturday. The game is being aired on CBS Sports NetworK.