Houston vs Navy: First matchup in thirty-five years

Houston running back Terald Clark (#26) rushed for 3 touchdowns and 163 yards last time Houston and Navy played.

The Houston Cougars and Navy Midshipmen will meet Friday morning at 11 am for only the second time ever. The first meeting occurred in the 1980 Garden State Bowl on December 14, 1980 at Giants Stadium. Led by running back Terald Clark’s three touchdowns on 163 yards rushing, the Cougars shutout the Midshipmen 35-0.

This season is the third ever in the history of the American Athletic Conference and, with the addition of twelfth member Navy in the off-season, the conference will host their first ever conference championship game of December 5th. Houston and Navy are tied for first place in the American west division and Friday’s matchup will be the de facto division championship.

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