After a 28-27 victory over Notre Dame Saturday, Navy is headed to a bowl game for the 13th time in the 14 seasons.
Navy already had a contractual agreement to play in the 2016 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl as an independent before joining the American Athletic Conference. The Armed Forces Bowl is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 23 at 4:30 p.m. against a Big 12 team.
The Mids are still very much in play for the Group of Five bid to a New Year's Six Bowl, which goes to the top-ranked conference champion among the American Athletic Conference, Mountain West, Conference USA, Mid-American and Sun Belt. The Group of Five will play in the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on Monday, Jan. 2 at 1p.m.
If Navy is selected for the Cotton Bowl, that would preempt the agreement with the Armed Forces Bowl.