PHOTO STORY: NAVY EDGES PITT (PART II)

Nick Sloan for the win

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.


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).


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


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)


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 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).


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 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 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.


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.


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!


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


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 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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 "BEAT ARMY".

All photos by Alison Althouse for GoMids.com

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