The Cougars traveled to Annapolis and came back home with a solid win.
The Good: Clayton Tune passed for 261 yards and five touchdowns, with no interceptions. Two of those touchdown passes were caught by freshman wide receiver Sam Brown. Another freshman, running back Stacy Sneed, rushed for 100 yards. The Cougar defense intercepted Midshipmen QB Tui Lavatai twice and only allowed two Navy scores (one of which was a touchdown in garbage time). Defensive lineman Nelson Ceasar blocked a Navy field goal attempt.
The Bad: The Cougars fumbled the ball three times, one of which was scooped up by Navy for a defensive score.
The Encouraging: The Cougars committed only 4 penalties for 25 yards the entire game, and were not flagged at all in the first half.
What It Means: While 2-5 Navy is not going to be confused for a good team, this is nevertheless an important win for the Coogs - by far, their most complete game of the year - and a road win to boot. With this victory, the Cougars now have a 4-3 record.
Next up for the Coogs is a home date against South Florida.