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2007 Navy Midshipmen football
Poinsettia Bowl, L 32–35 vs. Utah
ConferenceIndependent
2007 record8–5
Head coachPaul Johnson (6th, regular season)
Ken Niumatalolo (bowl game)
Offensive coordinatorIvin Jasper
Offensive schemeTriple option
Defensive coordinatorBuddy Green
Base defenseMultiple
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 2006
2008 →
2007 Division I FBS independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Navy           8 5  
Army           3 9  
Notre Dame           3 9  
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Navy competed as an independent with no conference affiliation. The team was led by sixth-year head coach Paul Johnson until he accepted the head coaching position at Georgia Tech prior to the team's final game of the season. Offensive line coach Ken Niumatalolo was first promoted to interim head coach and then named as the team's permanent head coach.

After beginning the season with a 4–4 record through the first eight games, including a loss to Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) foe Delaware, the Midshipmen broke a 43-year losing streak in the Navy–Notre Dame football rivalry in the 2007 Navy vs. Notre Dame football game by winning in triple overtime. The next week, the team became bowl eligible by winning its sixth game of the season in the 2007 Navy vs. North Texas football game, which set a record for the most points scored in a regulation-length FBS college football game. The Midshipmen finished the regular season with an 8–4 record and secured a berth in the 2007 Poinsettia Bowl, which had a single-year tie-in with the USNA. The other tie-in was with the Mountain West Conference (MWC). In a close game that came down to the final seconds, Navy lost the game to the Utah Utes with a score of 35–32.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 p.m.at TempleESPNUW 30–1930,368
September 77:00 p.m.at No. 15 RutgersESPNL 24–4143,514
September 155:00 p.m.Ball StateCSTVL 31–34 OT32,087
September 221:00 p.m.Duke
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
CSTVW 46–4331,278
September 291:00 p.m.Air Force
CSTVW 31–2037,615
October 108:00 p.m.at PittsburghESPNW 48–45 2OT30,103
October 201:00 p.m.Wake Forest
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
CSTVL 24–4436,992
October 271:00 p.m.No. 9 (FCS) Delaware
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
CSTVL 52–5935,213
November 32:30 p.m.at Notre DameNBCW 46–44 3OT80,795
November 103:00 p.m.at North TexasW 74–6226,012
November 173:30 p.m.Northern Illinois
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
CSTVW 35–2434,517
December 112:00 p.m.vs. ArmyCBSW 38–371,610
December 207:00 p.m.vs. UtahESPNL 32–3539,129

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Game summariesEdit

Notre DameEdit

by Quarter1234

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Total
Navy 0 14 6 8

<td>7</td>

35
Notre Dame 7 14 0 7

<td>7</td>

35

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RosterEdit

2007 Navy Midshipmen football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OG 79 Asante, OseiOsei Asante So
WR 80 Washington, O. J.O. J. Washington Sr
QB 2 Bryant, JarodJarod Bryant Jr
QB 14 Goss, TonyTony Goss Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 17 Deliz, JeffJeff Deliz Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster

ReferencesEdit

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