After trailing for the majority of the game, the Navy Midshipmen pulled off a stunning comeback in the final six minutes to beat the Indiana Hoosiers 31-30 on Saturday. Indiana led throughout the first half and held a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter, but Navy came through with enough big plays late.
Over the final 12 minutes of the game, Navy held possession for roughly 11 minutes, dominating a Hoosiers team that was leading 30-21 up to that point. With quarterback Keenan Reynolds getting the offense going late after a slow first half, the Midshipmen were able to get the necessary points.
Since beginning the season 2-0, Indiana has now lost five consecutive games, giving up an average of nearly 40 points per game. Navy has fared much better of late, winning four of its past five games since getting outscored 84-17 combined against Notre Dame and Penn State during the first two weeks of the season.
Box Score Hero: Reynolds finished with solid overall numbers, totaling 162 yards and two touchdowns combined through the ground and air, while running back Gee Gee Greene led the team in rushing with 88 yards. Indiana quarterback Cameron Coffman completed 25 of 37 passes for 244 yards and two interceptions.
Rankings Ramifications: Neither team is particularly likely to get much attention from poll voters this week.
But Did They Cover? Navy was favored to win by three points, so it didn't cover.
For More On This Game: For more on Navy football, visit SB Nation DC. And you should probably start reading Big East Coast Bias. For more on Hoosiers football, visit Indiana blog The Crimson Quarry, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire.
Next Week's Schedule: Navy is scheduled to take on the East Carolina Pirates next week while Indiana visits the Illinois Fighting Illini.