Sporting Alert – College football bowl game scores and results for Monday 28, December, with Navy and Minnesota claiming bowl titles. Click here for all the scores and live TV channels for every game.
NAVY 44, PITTSBURGH 28
Keenan Reynolds rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another to lead No. 21 Navy to a 44-28 victory over Pittsburgh in the Military Bowl on Monday.
Reynolds, who passed for 126 yards on 9 of 17 completed passes, also ran for 144 yards to set a FBS record with 4,559 career rush yards for a QB to go along with his 88 career touchdowns — another college football record.
He also guided Midshipmen to their first 11-win season in 135 years of football.
The talented senior was involved in almost everything on Monday, as he also caught a pass from Shawn White for 47 yards on a trick play, while Pittsburgh was struggling to come up with ways to stop him. Watch the ESPN video Highlights.
“To be able to seal the game and get the record at the same time is pretty cool,” Reynolds, making his final college football appearance, said.
“You play the game to win, so the record for wins is the one that means the most to me, he added.
Reynolds will depart from college football as the FBS career leader in touchdowns and points, which sits at 530, and coach Ken Niumatalolo says the 5-foot-11 star deserves all his accolades.
“All of Keenan’s accolades are well deserved,” Niumatalolo said. “What an unbelievable career he’s had.
“Once in a generation, some of the things he’s done. We’re going to miss him.”
Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi, who was completing his first season with the Panthers, was also full of praises for Reynolds.
“He’s a super football player,” Narduzzi said. “Make no mistake, there were reasons he was in the (running) for the Heisman Trophy.”
Chris Swain finished with 114 yards rushing on 27 carries for Navy, while Demond Brown and Toneo Gulley both ran for scores and Tyler Carmona caught a pass for a touchdown in the win for the Midshipmen (11-5).
Qadree Ollison rushed for 73 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the way for Pittsburgh, while Nate Peterman threw for 137 yards and a touchdown pass but was intercepted three times on the night.
MINNESOTA 21, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 14
Mitch Leidner went 24 of 30 on completed passes for 223 yards and a touchdown and rushed for the winning score from 13 yards in the fourth quarter to lead Minnesota to a 21-14 win over Central Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl on Monday night.
KJ Maye had eight receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown, while Rodney Smith ran for 74 yards in the win for the Golden Gophers (6-7) who finally snapped their seven-game losing streak in bowl games.
Romello Ross ran for 100 yards and a score on 19 carries for Central Michigan (7-6) and Cooper Rush went 15 of 29 on passing for 145 yards with one interception, and ran for a score in the defeat for the Chippewas.
Monday, Dec. 28