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Countdown to Opening Day: Remembering 10 Great MW Football Moments - 6. Air Force vs Navy, 2011

There are now 10 days left until the beginning of college football. To celebrate this auspicious and great sport I have compiled 10 great moments in MW football history. The rankings aren't necessarily top to bottom, and there are always room for opinions.

We here at the Mountain West are lucky to have one of the Service Academies in our conference. Air Force on a yearly basis, takes up two of their non-conference games to play Army and Navy for the prized Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. Last year was particularly competitive as Navy and Air Force squared off against each other for the first leg of the trophy.

Jumping out 21-3 by halftime, Air Force seemingly guaranteed themselves the win. Early in the 4th quarter, with the score being 28-10, Navy started an 18 point furious comeback. The final touchdown came with 19 seconds left, on a Kriss Proctor pass to Gee Gee Greene. With the score being 28-26, Navy made the obvious move and successfully converted the two points on Alexander Teich's run.

The game went to overtime and Navy got the ball first. Driving, they scored a touchdown on 1-yard Kriss Proctor run. Lining up for the point-after, Air Force's special teams came through and blocked the PAT. The Falcons then stormed down the 25 yards to paydirt, finishing on a Tim Jefferson run for a touchdown. Parker Herrington quickly became the most important man as he booted the PAT through to give Air Force the win.

Next Up: This game, while not a rivalry game, underwent five lead changes as the two teams combined for 87 points. The ranked team ended up winning, but not before a deep scare.