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Navy set to welcome No. 6 Houston and its high-powered offense

Navy set to welcome No. 6 Houston and its high-powered offense

Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo had an interesting response when asked his thoughts on defending Houston's high-powered offense.

"We're trying to petition to the NCAA to see if we can play 15 guys on the field," Niumatalolo said Monday during the American Athletic Conference football coach's teleconference.

Houston opened the season by scoring 33 points against then third-ranked Oklahoma and has not slowed down since. The Cougars, employing a multiple spread offense conceived by head coach Tom Herman, ranks 19th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in total offense with 506 yards per game and 12th in scoring offense with an average of 44.2 points.

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