Navy had just 235 yards rushing and 365 total yards but the Mids withstood a late scoring threat at their own 1-yard line as time ran in the game for the Huskies. Connecticut (1-1) quarterback Bryson Shirreffs completed an impressive 23-of-26 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown.
Mids quarterback Will Worth, who took over for injured starter Tago Smith last week, scored two touchdowns on a couple of 1-yard runs.
Navy built a 21-0 second quarter lead but the Huskies stormed back taking the lead 24-21 on a field goal with nine minutes remaining in the contest. Worth's second touchdown score, however, put the Mids back up 28-24.
"I'm just really proud of our football team, we've got some great kids," said Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo. "I'm just so fortunate to coach such great young men. I say a lot of bad things to them but they keep coming back to practice every day."
Next up for the Mids is a visit to New Orleans on Saturday to face Tulane. The Green Wave (1-1) defeated Southern University 66-21 on Saturday.