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Navy vs. Troy results: Midshipmen offense stalls in the second half, Navy loses to Troy 41-31

Keenan Reynolds and the Navy running game couldn't keep up with a Troy passing attack that amassed 415 yards

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A dominant second quarter by Navy's Keenan Reynolds wasn't enough to break the will of the Trojans, who held off Keenan Reynolds & Co. to win 41-31.

Troy's passing attack was impressively efficient, totaling 415 yards on 34 of 40 passing. Navy got as close as 31-28 on a 59-yard touchdown run by Gee Gee Greene, but Troy's persistent attack put away the Midshipmen in the fourth quarter.

After falling behind 21-0 early in the second quarter, Navy's elite ground game came alive in the second quarter. Reynolds torched the Trojan defense for three touchdowns to close out the first half and get Navy within 28-21. Reynolds finished the day with 289 yards, 130 of them on the ground. But the Trojans shored up their from in the second half, with the run by Greene as their lone indiscretion. With just over three minutes in the game, Will Scott kicked a field goal to put the game out of reach. Navy falls to 6-4 on the season, while Troy has moved to .500 overall with a record of 5-5.

Box Score Hero: Troy's quarterbacks, Deon Anthony and Corey Robinson, combined for 415 yards and two touchdowns through the air. Anthony added 56 yards and two more touchdowns on the ground.

Rankings Ramifications: Navy falls to 6-4, but their bowl hopes should remain alive with strong performances to close out the season. Troy claws its way to 5-5, with a 3-3 record in Sun Belt play.

But Did They Cover?: Navy entered the game as 1-point outright favorite, so Troy's 10-point victory was a slight upset.

Next Week's Schedule: Navy takes on Texas St. next week, while the Troy Trojans take on Arkansas St.