The Navy Midshipmen rebounded in the second quarter forcing San Jose State to punt the ball. Quarterback Kriss Proctor and the Mids triple option then took the football right down the field thanks to runs by Proctor and slotback Gee Gee Greene. Proctor punched the ball in from the 1-yard line to get the Mids within 3, 10-7.
Navy once again shut down the Spartans offense, forcing a three-and-out. On the next drive, Navy's offense hit two big plays and took the lead. Proctor hit on a 28-yard pass down the field and then a few plays later Aaron Santiago ripped off a 35-yard touchdown run to go up 14-10.
San Jose State retook the lead on their next drive however, going down the field in 10 plays and 80 yards to score. Quarterback Matt Faulkner hit on some key passes, including a 24-yard pass on 2nd and 18. Brandon Rutley punched the ball in from the 1-yard line for the 17-14 lead. Two drives later, San Jose State added another field goal to push their lead 20-14 before halftime.