Navy was unable to slow down Steven Dunbar, who produced 142 receiving yards as the Cougars defeated the Midshipmen 24-14 on Friday.
Bettors who backed the Cougars were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -6.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 55.0.
D'Eriq King rushed for 57 yards, while Duke Catalon added 27 yards in the win. Steven Dunbar and Linell Bonner added 142 and 98 receiving yards respectively.
Malcolm Perry rushed for 82 yards for Navy, while Anthony Gargiulo added 71 yards. Garret Lewis threw for 29 yards for the Midshipmen, while receivers Tyler Carmona and Malcolm Perry had 40 and 34 yards respectively.
Navy lost the offensive yardage battle to Houston 380-291 yards in Friday's game. Navy had more first downs as that total ended up 19-16.
Houston lost the time of possession battle 36:31-23:29, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.