If Houston was going to make the College Football Playoff, it needed to: A) go undefeated and, B) get some help from a number of other teams. One of those things went out the window today, as the Cougars were upset by Navy, 46-40.
It was the quintessential Navy win, as the Midshipmen gained 306 of their 382 yards of total offense on the ground. Navy also controlled the clock – it had the ball for 34:44 minutes – didn’t turn the ball over, and were only penalized one time. Oh, and Ken Niumatalolo’s squad only threw the football five times, which surprises absolutely no one.
This was a big win for Navy, which took down a top-10 team for the first time in 32 years. The fans in Annapolis reacted exactly how you would expect: they stormed the field in their uniforms.