Navy's last shut out over a DI program was in December of 2006 (Rutgers, 42-0).
The Blue Devils recorded two pins to Navy's one to break a 22-22 tie and win the match.
Navy won the final six matches of the night, including a win by fall by senior Michael Coleman in the final bout.
The Midshipmen stand 5-1 this season, including 2-1 in EIWA action.
The Mids came into the match having won each of their first five duals.
2016 Blue-Gold Duals
• High School: A 2016 graduate of Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston, S.C., Alford was a three-sport athlete who earned letters in wrestling (4) and cross country (1), while also playing football ... a four-time high school wrestling All-American who also garnered All-State (S.C.) recognition three times ... was the 2016 South Carolina State Champion at 170 pounds ... was a NHSCA Junior National Runner up and Fargo All-American ... placed third at the NHSCA Senior Nationals ... served as wrestling team captain four years ... member of the National and Spanish Honor Societies.
• Personal: Son of Ahmed Sr. and Stephanie Alford ... father is a 1992 graduate of The Citadel where he played football ... brother, Gerald Johnson, is a 2014 graduate of The Citadel where he was a member of the wrestling team ... majoring in Chemistry.