The college football world avoided a week of bowl drama when Temple rocked No. 19 Navy, 34-10, to win the American Athletic Conference title.

Temple won the turnover game, three to zero, the first time in eight games Navy’s been in the negative.

This year it’s the Cotton Bowl, but because 9-2 Navy had a 13-0 Western Michigan to contend with in the standings, things might’ve gotten interesting.

A Navy win over 9-3 Temple after WMU beat 8-5 Ohio would likely close that gap even more.

Sure, Navy would have two losses to WMU’s zero.

It’s still possible that a three-loss, previously unranked Temple could contend for the spot after knocking off Navy, but that would be a bit much.

WMU head coach PJ Fleck certainly made his opinion known after the MAC title game, even before Navy’s loss ended that controversy.

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