Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds set a new NCAA single-game rushing touchdown record for quarterbacks Friday night.
Reynolds ran for seven touchdowns against San Jose State in the Midshipmen’s 58-52 win, including the game winner in the third overtime.
Reynolds carried the ball 36 times for 240 yards rushing, becoming the fourth quarterback in Navy history to run for more than 1,000 yards and pass for more than 1,000 yards in the same season.
Reynolds also completed 4 of 6 passes for 46 yards and a touchdown.
“Guys are blocking their butts off the whole game,” Reynolds said, according to Sports Xchange. “I think that definitely had something to do with it. We pride ourselves on grinding people, and grinding them and grinding them until they don’t want to play us anymore. Hats off to my teammates.”
Illinois RB Howard Griffith set the single game mark for total rushing touchdowns with eight in 1990. (Though the the game was against Southern Illinois.) The record for quarterbacks was six, set by Dee Dowls for Air Force in 1989 and Craig Candeto for Navy in 2002.