U.S. Senator and Naval Academy alum John McCain (R-Ariz.) took to Twitter on Tuesday to congratulate his alma mater's valiant effort against sixth ranked Ohio State University on the football field.

The Midshipmen faced off against the Buckeyes on Saturday as three-touchdown underdogs, but only lost 31-27.

McCain, who is class of '58, tweeted:

In case you missed it, Navy almost pulled off a big upset over Ohio State on Saturday!

Ohio State will have a tougher match up next weekend. They will host the number 4 University of Southern California Trojans in Columbus.