Austin Grebe kicked a 24-yard field goal with one minute 27 seconds left, and Navy beat
The Aztecs' Donny Hageman was wide right on a 34-yard field goal attempt with 20 seconds left. Hageman had made his first three field-goal attempts.
The winning drive for Navy (8-5) was set up when Donnel Pumphrey, who earlier set San Diego State's single-season rushing record, fumbled at midfield.
Fullback Chris Swain converted on a fourth-and-one play and Ryan Williams-Jenkins took a pitch and ran 28 yards to help set up the game-winner by Grebe.
Pumphrey gained 112 yards on 21 carries to set the Aztecs' single-season rushing record with 1,867 yards.
San Diego State finished at 7-6.
Cato extended his streak of throwing at least one touchdown pass to 46 consecutive games. That tied the NCAA all-division record set by Central
As usual, Cato's favorite target was fellow senior Tommy Shuler, who made 18 receptions for 185 yards and a score. Shuler broke the
Cato increased his season total to a school-record 40 touchdown passes. He threw for scores of six yards to Shuler, 11 yards to Angelo Jean-Louis and 27 yards to Deon-Tay McManus.
All of those touchdowns came in the second half.
Cato completed 25 of 37 passes for 281 yards and ran five yards for a score.
Marshall finished 13-1, with its lone loss to Western Kentucky, 67-66, in overtime. Northern Illinois finished 11-3. The game drew a crowd of less than 15,000 in Florida Atlantic's 30,000-seat stadium.