This game started off exciting with Air Force returning an 88 yard punt by Anthony Wright, Jr. for a touchdown which was their first in eleven years. Then Army scored a touchdown on a three play drive that ended with a 42 yard touchdown run by QB Trent Steelman. All that scoring occurred with four minutes left in the first quarter, but that is when the game went silent, until early in the third period.
Army held the Falcons for most of the game and some how managed to hold Air Force to only 160 yards rushing that is over 100 yards below their season average. The key was that Army was able to get to QB Tim Jefferson who came out on the negative side of the yards with -25, a long of only three, but did get a score. Jefferson was impressive throwing the ball with 131 yards and a score. The only two backs to move the ball were Jared Tew who had over 100 on the day and then Asher Clark had a solid 82 yards and two scores.
Army was just unable to do much on offense they did have the one drive but besides that they punted nine out of ten drives. They did rush the ball well, but were stoned on third down attemps and only went 4 for 15 which was their achilles in this game.
Half time was the key to this game and this what Coach Troy Calhoun had to say about the game:
"To play well in one of these games, you've got to be at an optimal pitch, and I thought that we played with a little more edge, were a little bit sharper and were a different football team in the second half."
Neither schools getting the coveted Commander-in-Chief award, that is going to Navy, and all three service academis are still the same as Air Force and Navy are going bowling while Army is trying to improve off of their three win campaign and should with games aganist VMI and North Texas.