The mid-season, non-conference game was the first meeting between the two teams, both came into the game with highly rated offenses and poorly rated defenses. Before the game the Midshipmen had a 5–4 record, most recently defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to break a streak of 43 consecutive losses to that team, another win would qualify them for a bowl game. The Mean Green held a 1–7 record, and could not become bowl eligible by winning its remaining games, during the first quarter of the game, the Mean Green led the Midshipmen by as much as 18 points. In the second quarter the teams combined to score 63 points, setting records for most points scored in a quarter and a half. The Midshipmen rallied around a strong rushing offense to take the lead at the beginning of the quarter. Navy held the lead for the remainder of the game, with the win the Midshipmen improved to 6–4, making the team bowl-eligible for the fifth straight year. After finishing the season with a record of 8–4 they played in the 2007 Poinsettia Bowl. The loss against Navy gave the Mean Green a 1–8 record, in their ninth game the team defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in triple overtime, ending a 43-year losing streak in the Notre Dame–Navy rivalry and improving the teams record to 5–4. With three games remaining in the season, Navy needed to win at least one more to become bowl eligible, sponsors had arranged for Navy to play in the Poinsettia Bowl if they won six games. The Midshipmen defense allowed an average of 38.8 points per game, after losing to the Arkansas Razorbacks 66–7, Dodge replaced Meager with redshirt freshman Giovanni Vizza. After four games as a starter, Vizza had set a new passing record for freshmen at North Texas, coming into the game, the Mean Green ranked 12th nationally in passing offense. Dodges defensive squad, however, continued to struggle, the team had allowed an average of 209 yards of rushing per game and it also ranked 119th in scoring defense, allowing opponents to score an average of 46.5 points per game. Coming off a bye week, the team entered the game with a 1–7 record, the game was scheduled to begin at 3 p. m. Central Time at Fouts Field in Denton, Texas, before the opening kickoff, the Green Brigade Marching Band performed My Country, Tis of Thee and The Star-Spangled Banner. At the conclusion of the anthem, four United States Navy F/A-18 Hornet aircraft performed a flyover past the stadium. The Mean Green recovered a kick on the ensuing kickoff. After the Midshipmen kicked a goal on their first possession, North Texas added another touchdown. Navy scored a touchdown with seven remaining in the quarter
Image: US Navy 071110 N 8053S 106 Navy Midshipmen running back, Reggie Campbell, reaches for a pass during the during the Navy vs. University of North Texas (UNT) football game
Navy running back Zerbin Singleton ran for three touchdowns in the game.