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Navy defense under pressure to slow down high-powered Houston attack

The Cougars have always fielded one of the most potent offenses in the American Athletic Conference, especially when they meet the Midshipmen.

Houston has averaged 40.5 points and 402.1 total yards in six games against Navy as conference opponents. The Cougars have won four of those contests, with the Midshipmen’s victories coming in shootouts (46-40 in 2015 and 56-41 in 2019).

Adding to the pressure placed on the Navy defense is the fact its offense has been struggling. The Midshipmen have scored just 10 points through two games and are coming off an abysmal performance in which they managed only 68 total yards in a loss to Air Force.