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QUICK HITS: Air Force 24, Army 14

Posted on: November 5, 2011 6:49 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2011 7:40 pm
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Posted by Chip Patterson

AIR FORCE WON. The Falcons overcame a 14-0 halftime deficit to storm back in the second half and capture the Commander-in-Chief Trophy for the second consecutive year. Air Force took advantage of five Army turnovers, and was able to milk the clock with their ball control down once they claimed the lead in the fourth quarter.

HOW AIR FORCE WON: After starting the game as the physically dominant team, Army shot themselves in the foot continuously by turning the ball over. Air Force struggled to find consistency with their rushing attack, but being set up with a short field made scoring easier in the second half. Asher Clark led the way on the ground for the Falcons, with 16 carries for 78 yards.

WHEN AIR FORCE WON: After being forced to punt on a three-and-out down 24-14, the Army defense nearly returned the favor by forcing a 3rd and 7 for Air Force. Needing a stop to keep the Falcons from burning time off the clock with their ground game, Army gave up a 23 yard run to Asher Clark. Air Force continued to burn almost five minutes off the clock on that drive.

WHAT AIR FORCE WON: Winning the Commander-in-Chief Trophy outright for the second straight season, the 18th time in the history of the series.  The rest of the schedule sets up well for the Falcons, who could possibly run the table to finish the season 8-4. 

WHAT ARMY LOST: A much-needed win win to keep bowl hopes alive. Bowl eligibility now seems like a far reach for a six-loss Black Knights team with Rutgers, Temple, and Navy left on the schedule. A win also would have given Army the opportunity to possibly win the Commander-in-Chief Trophy for the first time since 1996.

THAT WAS CRAZY: The five turnovers. Army dominated the line of scrimmage in the first half, and seemed to be ready to knock off the Falcons until they kept turning the ball over. It took away all the momentum from the Black Knights, and wore down the defense.



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Since: Nov 5, 2011
Posted on: November 5, 2011 10:41 pm
 

QUICK HITS: Air Force 24, Army 14

CBS Sports, tell your director they missed a few key moments at the Air Force vs. West Point game.  You didn't cover the flyover at the beginning of the game.  Oops!  It even interrupted your commentators.  You didn't cover the cadets singing the Alma Mater at the end of the game.  Oops!  Maybe even show the Air Force Chorale singing the National Anthem.  Please do your homework.  You have another chance at the West Point vs. Navy game.


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