ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (AP) — Justin Goodwin ran for 104 yards on 26 carries, replacing the injured Paul James, as Rutgers beat Navy 31-24 on Saturday.
James left the game with an apparent leg injury with 11:01 left in the second quarter. He had 96 yards on seven carries before being helped off the field.
Navy trailed by 14 in the fourth quarter but pulled to within in touchdown on a 14-yard pass from Keenan Reynolds to Brendan Dudeck with 5:26 left. The Midshipmen got down to the 6 in the final minute, but couldn’t convert.
Quarterback Gary Nova ran for a pair of touchdowns and the Scarlet Knights (3-1) amassed 284 yards rushing.
Reynolds was 12 of 22 for 231 yards with a touchdown and ran for two more scores.
Reynolds found Jamir Tillman for 53 yards on the second play after halftime, setting up a 35-yard field goal by Nick Sloan. However, the Midshipmen could not contain Rutgers.
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