The Navy Midshipmen cooled off after a scintillating first quarter, but still took a 17-10 halftime lead over the Central Michigan Chippewas into the locker room on Friday night. Navy had dominated for much of the game, but the Chippewas cut into a 17-3 lead with a 29-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Radcliff to Titus Davis with 56 seconds left in the half.
Navy jumped out to a 14-3 lead in the first quarter thanks to two touchdown passes by freshman quarterback Keenan Reynolds, but only managed to tack on a 37-yard field goal in the second quarter. The Chippewas, meanwhile, were able to recover from a dismal first quarter in which they put up only 22 yards of offense, collecting 132 yards of offense in the second quarter.
Of Navy's 223 total yards, 137 have come thanks to Reynolds. He has 74 yards on 4-7 passing and 63 yards rushing on 15 carries. The Midshipmen racked up 149 yards on the ground in the half, with Noah Copeland running for 39 yards and Gee Gee Greene for 30.