Navy comes to town
Photos by Michael Clements
A week after ending its 43-game losing streak to Notre Dame in triple overtime, the Naval Academy came to Denton to face off against the Mean Green in the teams' first-ever meeting. The third-largest crowd in Fouts Field history (26,012) gathered Nov. 10 for what turned out to be a record-breaking offensive shootout. The Mean Green led at the half 49-45 before falling to the Midshipmen 62-74.
The 136-point total set an NCAA record for most points scored in a regulation game since the NCAA began tracking the record in 1937, and 63 combined points in the second quarter set an NCAA record for points in any single period. Mean Green quarterback Giovanni Vizza set an NCAA record for most touchdown passes in a game by a freshman (eight), and tied the NCAA record for most touchdown passes in a half (seven). Vizza connected on 40 of 50 passes for 478 yards.