Air Force Falcons beat Navy Midshipmen 14 -6 Saturday
- Still possible for Navy to retain Commander-in-Chief Trophy!
Navy Midshipmen fans, aware that the Air Force Falcons were favored by 10 points, saw their worse premonition come true Saturday, October 2nd when the Falcons beat the Midshipmen 14 - 6. They anticipated this NCAA College Football 2010 match would be tough and they were right. The chase for the Commander-In-Chiefs Trophy is now on!If Air Force beats the Army Black Knights November 6, Air Force gets possession of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. If Army beats Air Force, Army then has the opportunity to earn the trophy if on December 11 Army beats Navy. Navy can retain custody of the trophy only by beating Army. It won't really be awarded to Navy but it will stay in possession of Navy.Today was not a good day for the Navy Midshipmen and all who root for the Navy football team. The best we can do now is hope Army beats Air Force and then Navy beats Army.
The Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commander-in-Chief's_Trophy , awarded to each season's winner of the triangular series between Army, Navy, and Air Force, is at stake. For most of the 1970s, Navy had held the trophy. After a period of flux for most of the 1980s, Air Force dominated the competition until the early 2000s. Navy reestablished itself as the dominant team in the rivalry, having won every game against its service academy rivals since 2002 up to today. If there is a tie this year in the Commander-In-Chief Trophy competition, the trophy remains with Navy.
Air Force at Army: Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 12:00 PM at Michie Stadium in West Point, NYArmy at Navy: Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 2:30 PM at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA.Live coverage on CBSLet's hope Army beats Air Force - yes it is possible. Then Navy beats Army.Start planning council Army-Navy Game Parties.GO ARMY - BEAT AIR FORCEGO NAVY - BEAT ARMYQuarterback Tim Jefferson scores twice in Air Force win over Navy
10/02/10 7:35 PM EDThttp://www.washingtonexaminer.com/nation/jefferson-scores-twice-in-air-force-win-over-navy-104213598.html#ixzz11GELQbIfOct. 2, 2010 Recap...
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Freshman Jamil Cooks hurdled a blocker to smother a punt, setting up quarterback Tim Jefferson's second touchdown run, and Air Force beat Navy for the first time in eight years 14-6 on Saturday.
The Falcons (4-1) were clinging to a one-point lead when Cooks jumped over Jared Marks in the backfield and kept right on going to block Kyle Delahooke's punt. The ball rolled backward to the Navy 15-yard line.
After three rushes, Jefferson, who also had a 50-yard touchdown run, pushed his way into the end zone from a yard out with 12:38 remaining.
Navy drove to the Air Force 33-yard line before Jordan Waiwaiole intercepted Ricky Dobbs' third-down pass with 25 seconds to go to help Air Force snap its seven-year losing streak to Navy.
Jared Tew ran for 111 yards on 17 carries for Air Force, part of 292 yards on the ground by the nation's top rushing team.
Navy (2-2) pulled within 7-6 on Joe Buckley's second field goal, a 32-yarder with 10:58 remaining in the third quarter. The drive began after Jefferson's errant pitch bounced off Asher Clark's shoulder pads and was recovered by Aaron McCauley.
Air Force led 7-3 at halftime behind Jefferson's first touchdown run. The Falcons covered 80 yards in three plays, all on the ground, capped by Jefferson's career-long 50-yard gain. He broke past the line of scrimmage on the option, powered through a couple of tackles and raced into the clear, outrunning Navy defenders en route to the end zone.
Buckley, who missed a chip shot try earlier, got Navy on the board with a 25-yard field goal midway through the second quarter after quarterback Ricky Dobbs' third-down run was stopped short.