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9-5, 1st in American Athletic - West

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo also talked today about AAC commissioner Mike Aresco's push to change the label to "Power 6" in an effort to get his league on same footing as Big Ten, SEC, ACC, Big 12 and PAC-12. Niumatalolo said the AAC has to keep winning. "Bottom line for our conference, we've got to beat Power 5 schools," he said. "... The more and more we can do that, hopefully will get us in that discussion, but we're not going to buy our way into that."

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said the College Football Playoff has "upped the ante" for all teams, and he would rather chase the Power 5 teams for a spot in a NY6 bowl than see the Group of 5 leagues in their own playoff. "I'm not into that," he said at a spring media lunch in Annapolis on Tuesday. He said the race for the NY6 bid has really helped their program. "We want to be the school that represents the Group of 5."

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Kiffin era will begin against Navy

The Lane Kiffin era is a must-see, and his first game as the Florida Atlantic head coach isn't an easy one as they host Navy in Boca Raton, Fla. on Sept. 2. The Midshipmen have won 45 games over the last five years. Countdown to 2017

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Forgettable bowl season for American

South Florida and Tulsa were the only AAC teams to win bowl games this season. The conference finishes with a 2-5 record, fourth among Group of 5 conferences.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's the view from my corner in the press box.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Already lined up at the swag tents at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. Notice how the Ohio State fans congregated on the left, Clemson on the right. That's how the merchandise is displayed in the tent.

Breaking Down the high scoring Armed Forces Bowl (2:15)
Louisana Tech gets presented with the Armed Forces Bowl Trophy (1:18)
LA Tech head coach Skip Holtz discusses pride in players as LA Tech wins the Armed Forces Bowl (1:27)
LA Tech wins wild Armed Forces Bowl on last-second FG (0:34)

Backup QB? No problem for Midshipmen

Malcolm Perry replaced the injured Zach Abey late in the fourth quarter. With a fake pitch, Perry is off to the races for 30 yards and a touchdown. Navy retaliates once more to tie Louisiana Tech 45-45 in the Armed Forces Bowl.


Navy's Abey goes down hard

QB Zach Abey hits Darryl Bonner for 15-yard pass but takes a serious shot to the ribs. Louisiana Tech's Jordan Bradford delivered the hit with his helmet that resulted in ejection for targeting.


Tech retakes lead on spectacular play

Carlos Henderson makes an improbable catch over Tyris Wooten for a 4-yard TD after a Navy pass interference call negated an end zone interception four plays earlier. But Navy responded on the next possession to knot the Armed Forces Bowl at 45 late in the fourth.


Navy takes High road and ties Tech again

Chris High rumbles and stumbles past and off defenders 9 yards for his second TD run of the Armed Forces Bowl. The Midshipmen and Louisiana Tech are knotted 38-38 early in the fourth quarter.


Scott TD gives Bulldogs lead

Boston Scott, all 5-foot-6 of him, takes the handoff and dodges tackles up the middle for a 12-yard touchdown run. Louisiana Tech leads Navy 38-31 early in the fourth quarter.


Navy D thwarts Tech scoring threat

Freshman noseguard Jackson Pittman knocks the ball from Louisiana Tech's Jarred Craft on second-and-goal at Navy's 2-yard line, and Brandon Jones recovers at the 7. The Armed Forces Bowl is tied 31-31 going to the fourth quarter.


High takes it to the house for Navy

Fullback Chris High rumbles through the middle and shakes off a tackle to cap a 14-play, 90-yard drive with a 24-yard score. Navy and Louisiana Tech are tied 31-31 midway through the third quarter of the Armed Forces Bowl.


Tech retakes lead with Taylor's 2nd TD

Ryan Higgins throws deep over the middle to Trent Taylor, who races 51 yards for the score. Higgins' third touchdown pass gives Louisiana Tech a 31-24 halftime lead over Navy at the Armed Forces Bowl.

Louisana Tech head coach Skip Holtz discusses explosive offense (1:07)