ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Navy is looking to reach .500 after a difficult start and San Jose State is once again standing in the way.
The Spartans sealed a losing record for Midshipmen last season. Navy was 4-6 last season and still hopeful of continuing its run of eight straight bowl berths. Those dreams ended on a chilly November afternoon in northern California, when San Jose State pulled out a 27-24 victory.
San Jose State (3-1) appears even more formidable this season, having pushed Stanford to the limit before falling 20-17 in the season opener for both teams. The Spartans have since won three straight.
Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo says the Midshipmen (1-2) "are playing a very good team that's 3-1, beat us last year and played Stanford close."