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Reynolds, Navy run over Hawaii 42-28

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TODD KARPOVICH | November 9, 2013 07:21 PM EST | AP


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds ran for four touchdowns, including one for 67 yards, and threw for another as the Midshipmen kept Hawaii winless with a 42-28 victory Saturday.

Reynolds also finished with a career-high 226 yards on 28 carries, He now has 18 rushing touchdowns on the season, one behind Colorado State running back Kapri Bibbs for most in the nation.

With the victory, Navy (5-4) is just win away from qualifying for a bowl game for the 11th time in 12 years.

Hawaii running back Joey Iosefa returned to the lineup for the first time this season since fracturing his foot and finished with 191 yards on a school-record 35 carries and a touchdown. Sean Schroeder completed 29 of 33 passes for 246 yards with three touchdowns for the Rainbow Warriors (0-9).

Hawaii has now lost 12 consecutive games on the road dating to 2011 — the second longest streak in school history.

With the game tied at 14, an interception by Hawaii's John Hardy-Tuliau was nullified by a roughing-a-passer penalty on the first drive of the third quarter. Three plays later, Navy fullback Quinton Singleton made them pay with a 12-yard touchdown run.

Reynolds then scored from 6 yards to increase the lead to 28-14 with 4:39 left in the third quarter. Hawaii went to a no-huddle offense and put together an 18-play, 99-yard drive, capped by a 6-yard run by Iosefa to pull with a touchdown.

On the ensuing drive, Reynolds ran 67 yards to increase the margin back to 35-21. It was the longest play of the season for Navy. Hawaii, however, would not go quietly and cut the margin again on a 6-yard pass from Schroeder to Clark Evans. But once again, Reynolds answered with another 21-yard scoring run to put the game away with 1:36 left.

The Rainbow Warriors entered the game as one of five winless teams in the FBS and didn't do much to help themselves early against the Midshipmen.

After Hawaii's Donnie King Jr. fumbled a punt on his own 26, Reynolds found Geoffrey Whiteside in the corner of the end zone on the next play for a 7-0 lead with 10:08 left in the first quarter. Hawaii tied the game with 6:21 left in the half on a 40-yard pass from Schroeder to Keith Kirkwood.

Navy retook the lead 14-7 on a 1-yard run by Reynolds, but the Rainbow Warriors knotted the score again on an 8-yard pass from Schroeder to Evans with 45 second left in the second quarter.

The Rainbow Warriors concluded a 10-day road trip that covered 9,863 miles, six time zones and another 47-10 loss to Utah State.