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But he’s far happier about Navy’s recently clinched bowl eligibility and chasing the fourth 10-win in program history, which would happen if the Mids win their final three regular-season games and the Dec. 29 Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco.

NOTES: Slotback Darius Staten (shoulder) is expected to return Saturday after sitting out last week.

Navy is seeking its first six-game winning streak since the start of the 1979 season.