PHOTO STORY: NAVY EDGES PITT (PART I)
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Posted Oct 27, 2013


Navy ended a 2-game losing streak on Saturday with a vital 24-21 victory over Pitt. Look inside for exclusive photos by GoMids.com's Alison Althouse. In this segment we'll look back on the first half.

SECOND HALF PHOTOS

Captains Matt Aiken (#85) and Cody Peterson (#53) head out for the coin toss
Captains Matt Aiken (#85) and Cody Peterson (#53) head out for the coin toss

American flags are carried by Wave Ryder (#8), Evan Palelei (#58) and Marcus Thomas (#26).  Captain Matt Aiken (#85) runs along side as the mids take the field.
American flags are carried by Wave Ryder (#8), Evan Palelei (#58) and Marcus Thomas (#26). Captain Matt Aiken (#85) runs along side as the Mids take the field.

Navy's Austin Grebe (#43) buries the opening kickoff 65 yards for a touchback to start the game
Navy's Austin Grebe (#43) buries the opening kickoff 65 yards for a touchback to start the game

Navy's Co-Captain, Cody Peterson (#53) brings down Pitt's #34 (Isaac Bennett) as the rest of the Navy defense comes to help.
Navy's Co-Captain, Cody Peterson (#53) brings down Pitt's #34 (Isaac Bennett) as the rest of the Navy defense comes to help.

Navy's Brendon Clements (#1) upends Pitt's #15 (Devin Street) before he could get the first down yardage needed.
Navy's Brendon Clements (#1) upends Pitt's #15 (Devin Street) before he could get the first down yardage needed.

Navy's Chris Ferguson (#23) and Brendon Clements (#1) team up to stop Pitt's #40 (James Conner).
Navy's Chris Ferguson (#23) and Brendon Clements (#1) team up to stop Pitt's #40 (James Conner).

Pitt's pass to #82 (Manasseh Garner) is incomplete at third and 4, stalling their first drive of the game.
Pitt's pass to #82 (Manasseh Garner) is incomplete at third and 4, stalling their first drive of the game.

Pitt's #12 (Chris Blewitt) completes his field goal attempt and gets Pitt on the scoreboard. Navy 0; Pitt 3 (clock 07:28)
Pitt's #12 (Chris Blewitt) completes his field goal attempt and gets Pitt on the scoreboard. Navy 0; Pitt 3 (clock 07:28)

Gotta love seeing the brigade in blues!
Gotta love seeing the brigade in blues!

Navy's Bernard Sarra (#77) hurried the Pitt QB #7 (Tom Savage), causing an incomplete pass.
Navy's Bernard Sarra (#77) hurried the Pitt QB #7 (Tom Savage), causing an incomplete pass.

Panther #34 (Isaac Bennett) rushes for 7 yards before being chased down by Navy's Cody Peterson (#53)
Panther #34 (Isaac Bennett) rushes for 7 yards before being chased down by Navy's Cody Peterson (#53)

Incomplete pass to Pitt's #15 (Devin Street) was almost intercepted by Navy's DJ Sargenti (#52)
Incomplete pass to Pitt's #15 (Devin Street) was almost intercepted by Navy's D.J. Sargenti (#52)

Pitt's QB, #7 (Tom Savage) scrambles for yardage after being flushed out of the pocket
Pitt's QB, #7 (Tom Savage) scrambles for yardage after being flushed out of the pocket

Navy's punter, Pablo Beltran (#11), got a workout in today's game with a total of 5 punts for 184 yards.  At the end of the first quarter, the score stands at Navy 0, Pitt 3.
Navy's punter, Pablo Beltran (#11), got a workout in today's game with a total of 5 punts for 184 yards. At the end of the first quarter, the score stands at Navy 0, Pitt 3.

In the final play of the first quarter, Pitt's #40 (James Conner) tries in vain to get away from Navy's Captain, Cody Peterson (#53).
In the final play of the first quarter, Pitt's #40 (James Conner) tries in vain to get away from Navy's Captain, Cody Peterson (#53).

The cameramen loved to show our cheerleaders on the jumbotron... Go Navy!
The cameramen loved to show our cheerleaders on the jumbotron... Go Navy!

Panther's #40 (James Conner) rushed for 6 yards before Navy's Cody Peterson (#53) caught him.
Panther's #40 (James Conner) rushed for 6 yards before Navy's Cody Peterson (#53) caught him.

In this three-part photo (below), Keenan Reynolds (#19)'s pass to Geoffrey Whiteside (#29) was deflected and ended up in the hands of Marcus Thomas (#26), who rushed for the first Navy touchdown on the day. Nick Sloan (#6)'s PAT is good and the score is now Navy 7, Pitt 3.
Keenan Reynolds
Geoffrey Whiteside
Marcus Thomas



Austin Grebe (#43) gets the next series started, pictured here with Quinton Singleton (#36)
Austin Grebe (#43) gets the next series started, pictured here with Quinton Singleton (#36)

Pitt's pass is complete to #29 (Rachid Ibrahim) for 9 yards before being brought down by Navy's Parrish Gaines (#2).
Pitt's pass is complete to #29 (Rachid Ibrahim) for 9 yards before being brought down by Navy's Parrish Gaines (#2).

Pitt's #86 (J.P. Holtz) can't bring in the pass when being chased by Navy's Cody Peterson (#53).  Navy's Paul Quessenberry contributed by hurrying the QB.
Pitt's #86 (J.P. Holtz) can't bring in the pass when being chased by Navy's Cody Peterson (#53). Navy's Paul Quessenberry contributed by hurrying the QB.

Pitt adds to their point total with a good field goal attempt.  Score is now Navy 7, Pitt 6 (clock at 09:23)
Pitt adds to their point total with a good field goal attempt. Score is now Navy 7, Pitt 6 (clock at 09:23)

Navy's Noah Copeland (#34) rushes for yards while Keenan Reynolds (#19) tries to divert the defenseman.
Navy's Noah Copeland (#34) rushes for yards while Keenan Reynolds (#19) tries to divert the defenseman.

Reynolds' pass to Jamir Tillman (#86) is complete but he's not able to get enough yards to save the play.
Reynolds' pass to Jamir Tillman (#86) is complete but he's not able to get enough yards to save the play.

Pitt's pass is complete to #23 (Tyler Boyd), giving Pitt a first down.  Navy's Brendon Clements (#1) is there to make the stop.
Pitt's pass is complete to #23 (Tyler Boyd), giving Pitt a first down. Navy's Brendon Clements (#1) is there to make the stop.

Pitt's #31 (Jaymer Parrish) rushes for 5 yards to get to the Navy 11 before finally being stopped by Navy's Parrish Gaines (#2)
Pitt's #31 (Jaymer Parrish) rushes for 5 yards to get to the Navy 11 before finally being stopped by Navy's Parrish Gaines (#2)

Pitt's second goal line pass attempt to #15 (Devin Street) is complete for a touchdown.
Pitt's second goal line pass attempt to #15 (Devin Street) is complete for a touchdown.

Navy's Marcus Thomas (#26) returns the kickoff 24 yards before finally being stopped by Pitt's #18 (Titus Howard) and #12 (Chris Blewitt).
Navy's Marcus Thomas (#26) returns the kickoff 24 yards before finally being stopped by Pitt's #18 (Titus Howard) and #12 (Chris Blewitt).

Navy's pass to Brendan Dudeck (#81) is complete for 8 yards, with tackle credit going to Pitt #23 (Lafayette Pitts).
Navy's pass to Brendan Dudeck (#81) is complete for 8 yards, with tackle credit going to Pitt #23 (Lafayette Pitts).

Navy's Keenan Reynolds calls his own number to keep the drive alive for another 10 yards.
Navy's Keenan Reynolds calls his own number to keep the drive alive for another 10 yards.

Navy's pass is intercepted by Pitt's #2 (K'Waun Williams) at the 1 yard line.
Navy's pass is intercepted by Pitt's #2 (K'Waun Williams) at the 1 yard line.

Pitt's #7 (Tom Savage) keeps the ball and gains a yard as time expires on the first half.  At the end of the first half, the score is Navy 7, Pitt 13.
Pitt's #7 (Tom Savage) keeps the ball and gains a yard as time expires on the first half. At the end of the first half, the score is Navy 7, Pitt 13.

As halftime ended, the game received a fly-by of three CH-46 helicopters to start the second half.
As halftime ended, the game received a fly-by of three CH-46 helicopters to start the second half.

All photos by Alison Althouse for GoMids.com


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