After the Navy Mishipmen marched down the field on a 13 play drive that consumed over five minutes on the clock, Southern Miss block the Mids field goal attempt and take it back 79-yards for the touchdown to go up 7-0. On the next drive the Midshipman once again marched right down the football field on a long drive, only to fail the 4th and 1 on the 1-yard line. The Midshipmen took it 76-yards on 13 plays taking another five minutes off the clock to come up empty handed.
Southern Miss took over the ball on the 1-yard line, and wound up going the length of the field to go up on Navy 14-0. The 99-yard drive was assisted by a 77-yard catch and run by Ryan Balentine. Three plays later, Jeremy Hester ran the ball in for the 3-yard touchdown.