PHOTO STORY: NAVY EDGES PITT (PART II)
Nick Sloan for the win
Nick Sloan for the win
GoMids.com
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 second half.

FIRST HALF PHOTOS



Pitt's #12 (Chris Blewitt) starts the second half
Pitt's #12 (Chris Blewitt) starts the second half.

Navy's Keenan Reynolds looks ready to lead in the first drive of the second half.
Navy's Keenan Reynolds looks ready to lead in the first drive of the second half.

Navy's Geoffrey Whiteside (#29) rushes for 4 yards with a series of twists and turns before being stopped by Pitt's #47 (Matt Galambos).
Navy's Geoffrey Whiteside (#29) rushes for 4 yards with a series of twists and turns before being stopped by Pitt's #47 (Matt Galambos).

Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) is brought down for a 2 yard loss by Pitt's #97 (Aaron Donald) before the play can develop.
Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) is brought down for a 2-yard loss by Pitt's #97 (Aaron Donald) before the play can develop.

Navy's Pablo Beltran punts again as the drive stalls
Navy's Pablo Beltran punts again as the drive stalls

Pitt's #7 (Tom Savage) searches for a passing target but Navy's defense (#45 Paul Quessenberry and #13 Jordan Drake shown here) kept him looking.
Pitt's #7 (Tom Savage) searches for a passing target but Navy's defense (#45 Paul Quessenberry and #13 Jordan Drake shown here) kept him looking.

Pitt's punt is returned by Navy's Shawn Lynch (#87) before being stopped by Panther #67 (David Murphy)
Pitt's punt is returned by Navy's Shawn Lynch (#87) before being stopped by Panther #67 (David Murphy)

Navy's offense plans their attack (Shown here are #29 Geoffrey Whiteside, #87 Shawn Lynch, and #61 Brandon Greene)
Navy's offense plans their attack (Shown here are #29 Geoffrey Whiteside, #87 Shawn Lynch, and #61 Brandon Greene)

Navy's #19 Keenan Reynolds' pass is incomplete to #87 Shawn Lynch.
Navy's #19 Keenan Reynolds' pass is incomplete to #87 Shawn Lynch.

Navy's Punter's Personal Protectors (Shown here, L-R, #69 Barry Dabney, #95 Chris Nurthen, and #65 Joey Gaston) were stellar on the day.
Navy's Punter's Personal Protectors (Shown here, L-R, #69 Barry Dabney, #95 Chris Nurthen, and #65 Joey Gaston) were stellar on the day.

Completed pass to Pitt's #82 (Manasseh Garner) was kept to a single yard when he was upended by Navy's Chris Johnson (#46).
Completed pass to Pitt's #82 (Manasseh Garner) was kept to a single yard when he was upended by Navy's Chris Johnson (#46).

Navy's Brendon Clements (#1) tackles Pitt's #29 (Rachid Ibrahim) for a 4 yard loss.
Navy's Brendon Clements (#1) tackles Pitt's #29 (Rachid Ibrahim) for a 4 yard loss.

Navy's Kwazel Bertrand (#17) fights to come up with the final recovery in a series of fumbles after Pitt's punt.
Navy's Kwazel Bertrand (#17) fights to come up with the final recovery in a series of fumbles after Pitt's punt.

Navy's Chris Swain (#37) clears the way for Keenan Reynolds (#19) to gain some yards in the long last drive of the third quarter.
Navy's Chris Swain (#37) clears the way for Keenan Reynolds (#19) to gain some yards in the long last drive of the third quarter.

Navy's Quinton Singleton (#36) takes the handoff from Keenan Reynolds (#19) to rush for 6 yards as Navy's Jake Zuzak (#64) clears the way.
Navy's Quinton Singleton (#36) takes the handoff from Keenan Reynolds (#19) to rush for 6 yards as Navy's Jake Zuzak (#64) clears the way.

Navy passed to Brendon Dudeck (#81), who gained 12 yards and another Navy First Down.
Navy passed to Brendon Dudeck (#81), who gained 12 yards and another Navy First Down.

Quinton Singleton (#36) was strong on the day, with 5 carries for 27 yards.  This rush gained 6 yards and got Navy to the Pitt 14-yard line.
Quinton Singleton (#36) was strong on the day, with 5 carries for 27 yards. This rush gained 6 yards and got Navy to the Pitt 14-yard line.

Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) rushes for 3 yards to get the Navy first down at the Pitt 9-yard line.
Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) rushes for 3 yards to get the Navy first down at the Pitt 9-yard line.

Cannoneers get excited when Navy's Quinton Singleton (#36) scores the 9 yard TD run and Singleton has to run through the smoke.
Cannoneers get excited when Navy's Quinton Singleton (#36) scores the 9 yard TD run and Singleton has to run through the smoke.

Nick Sloan (#6) and Pablo Beltran (#11) watch as the ball goes through the uprights.  Fourth quarter score is now Navy 14, Pitt 13.
Nick Sloan (#6) and Pablo Beltran (#11) watch as the ball goes through the uprights. Fourth quarter score is now Navy 14, Pitt 13.

Navy Mascot, Bill the Goat, is always on hand to do pushups after a Navy score!
Navy Mascot, Bill the Goat, is always on hand to do pushups after a Navy score!

Spirit Buttons were everywhere... and age-old tradition.
Spirit Buttons were everywhere... an age-old tradition.

Navy's Cody Peterson (#53) stops Pitt's #15 (Devin Street) from gaining more ground.
Navy's Cody Peterson (#53) stops Pitt's #15 (Devin Street) from gaining more ground.

Pitt #34 (Isaac Bennett) rushed for a loss of 1, due to tackle by Navy's Paul Quessenberry (#45), with assists shown here by DJ Sargenti (Navy #52) and Brendon Clements (#1)
Pitt #34 (Isaac Bennett) rushed for a loss of 1, due to tackle by Navy's Paul Quessenberry (#45), with assists shown here by D.J. Sargenti (Navy #52) and Brendon Clements (#1)

Navy's William Tuider (#38) flushes Pitt's #7 (Tom Savage) out of the pocket and forces him to keep the ball.
Navy's William Tuider (#38) flushes Pitt's #7 (Tom Savage) out of the pocket and forces him to keep the ball.

Penalties turned this completed pass to Pitt's #29 (Rachid Ibrahim) into a 20 yard gain and brought Pitt to the Navy 9 yard line.
Penalties turned this completed pass to Pitt's #29 (Rachid Ibrahim) into a 20 yard gain and brought Pitt to the Navy 9 yard line.

Completed TD pass to Pitt #23 (Tyler Boyd) .  Score after TD: Navy 14, Pitt 19, so Pitt goes for 2 instead of a PAT.
Completed TD pass to Pitt #23 (Tyler Boyd) . Score after TD: Navy 14, Pitt 19, so Pitt goes for two instead of a PAT.

Pitt's 2-point conversion is successful to #15 (Devin Street).  Score is now Navy 14, Pitt 21, with the clock at 08:07 in the fourth quarter.
Pitt's 2-point conversion is successful to #15 (Devin Street). Score is now Navy 14, Pitt 21, with the clock at 08:07 in the fourth quarter.

Navy's Marcus Thomas (#26) returned the ensuing kickoff for 16 yards to start the drive at the Navy 29-yard line.
Navy's Marcus Thomas (#26) returned the ensuing kickoff for 16 yards to start the drive at the Navy 29-yard line.

No. 19 Keenan Reynolds' pitch to Senior Darius Staten (Navy #20) is spot-on.
No. 19 Keenan Reynolds' pitch to Senior Darius Staten (Navy #20) is spot-on.

Darius Staten (Navy #20) rushes for 10 yards and another Navy first down.
Darius Staten (Navy #20) rushes for 10 yards and another Navy first down.

Pass to Navy's Quinton Singleton (#36) is complete for 5 yards.
Pass to Navy's Quinton Singleton (#36) is complete for 5 yards.

Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) rushes for 31 yards and is finally stopped by Pitt's #2 (K'Waun Williams) at the 2-yard line.
Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) rushes for 31 yards and is finally stopped by Pitt's #2 (K'Waun Williams) at the 2-yard line.

Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) calls his own number to complete the drive and get the TD by following his line into the end zone for the score.
Keenan Reynolds (Navy #19) calls his own number to complete the drive and get the TD by following his line into the end zone for the score.

Pitt's #7 (Tom Savage) is sacked for a loss of 7 yards by Navy's Obi Uzoma (#44)
Pitt's #7 (Tom Savage) is sacked for a loss of 7 yards by Navy's Obi Uzoma (#44)

Pass to Pitt #23 (Tyler Boyd) is complete, but Navy's Aaron Davis (#91) keeps him from advancing.
Pass to Pitt #23 (Tyler Boyd) is complete, but Navy's Aaron Davis (#91) keeps him from advancing.

Pitt's #7 (Tom Savage) is held to no gain of yardage when he is stopped by a trio of Navy defensemen:  Chris Johnson (#46), Brendon Clements (#1), and Aaron Davis (#91).
Pitt's #7 (Tom Savage) is held to no gain of yardage when he is stopped by a trio of Navy defensemen: Chris Johnson (#46), Brendon Clements (#1), and Aaron Davis (#91).

Pitt's punt by #92 (Matt Yoklic) goes 20 yards and then out-of-bounds close to the 50-yard line.
Pitt's punt by #92 (Matt Yoklic) goes 20 yards and then out-of-bounds close to the 50-yard line.

Nick Sloan (Navy #6) kicks the game-winning field goal to end the game:  Navy 24, Pitt 21.
Nick Sloan (Navy #6) kicks the game-winning field goal to end the game: Navy 24, Pitt 21.

Even as a plebe, Navy's #22 Toneo Gulley recognizes how important it is to always focus on
Even as a plebe, Navy's #22 Toneo Gulley recognizes how important it is to always focus on "BEAT ARMY".

All photos by Alison Althouse for GoMids.com


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