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Army ends Air Force's 306-game scoring streak in 21-0 win

Air Force ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Army stumped Air Force's offense like very few have before. Give the Black Knights a trophy for the effort - or the shot at one anyway.

Quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for a career-high 265 yards and Army ended Air Force's 306-game scoring streak with a 21-0 win on Saturday.

Air Force had the fifth-longest scoring streak all-time in the FBS before Army's swarming defense ended it. The last time the Falcons were held scoreless was by Mississippi in the 1992 Liberty Bowl. It was the first time the Falcons were shut out at home since Nov. 1, 1980, against Boston College.

''That was our mentality going in - just stuffing them on `O','' Army senior defensive lineman John Voigt said.

In addition, the Black Knights (7-2) took a big first step in their quest to capture the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the first time since 1996. The winner of the Army-Navy game on Dec. 9 will take home the honor in the annual round-robin competition between service academies. Air Force was beaten by Navy earlier this season.

''It's just nice to know that we're going to have a chance to play for the trophy in December,'' Army coach Jeff Monken said.

Army kept the Air Force (4-5) off the board midway through the fourth quarter when the defense stopped the Falcons on downs deep in Army territory. After the offense went on a time-consuming scoring drive, the defense finished off the shutout by forcing an Air Force punt in the waning seconds. The Falcons missed a 47-yard field goal in the first quarter.

''You could tell they wanted it more - from the first snap,'' Air Force quarterback Arion Worthman said. ''Army really wanted this win today. ... We got our (rears) kicked today. They brought it to us.''

Kell Walker scored twice for the Black Knights, who earned their first win at Falcon Stadium since 2005.

Bradshaw got sick near the sideline in the first quarter and sat out a play. He made Air Force sick the rest of the afternoon, scoring on a 21-yard run to help Army win its fifth straight game. He didn't attempt a pass all afternoon in the windy conditions.

''My stomach was kind of bothering me through warmups,'' said Bradshaw, whose previous best rushing performance was 177 yards against Fordham earlier this season. ''I thought it would go, but it kind of stuck with me. I left it out on the field, if you didn't see.''

The Falcons finished with 95 yards rushing, which is well below their season average (350.2). They had 190 total yards.

''They were playing with a little more energy, a little more pep in their step,'' Worthman said. ''A little more energy on the sideline. ... We were kind of flat the whole game.''

The game changed tenor in the second quarter after Worthman missed a wide open Ryan Reffitt for what looked like a sure touchdown. After a punt, Bradshaw led the Black Knights on a nine-play drive that culminated with a 27-yard TD run by Walker to make it 14-0.

''We gave up some big plays against them a year ago,'' Monken said. ''We didn't give up the big plays this year.''

Not only that, but Army's defense was on point all afternoon in bottling up the Falcons' tricky triple-option offense.

''They were stuffing us pretty well,'' senior tailback Tim McVey said. ''We did not play the way we wanted to.''

TAKEAWAYS

Army: That bye week was put to good use as the Black Knights frustrated the Falcons. It was only their second win against Air Force in the last 12 games.

Air Force: The Falcons need to win two of their final three to become bowl eligible for a 10th time under coach Troy Calhoun. The Falcons lead the series with Army 36-15-1.

THE STREAK

Calhoun refused to dwell on the end of the streak.

''It's a credit to how well they played defense and we didn't play well offensively,'' Calhoun said. ''We didn't play well enough in any facet.''

BRADSHAW'S BIG DAY

The 265 yards rushing by Bradshaw was the most rushing yards in a game by an Army quarterback, according to the team's website . The previous best was 212 yards by Trent Steelman against Eastern Michigan on Oct. 20, 2012.

UP NEXT

Army: Host Duke next weekend.

Air Force: Host Wyoming on Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:58
18-B.Wilson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
0
Touchdown 1:58
5-K.Walker runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
14
plays
84
yds
07:44
pos
20
0
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:18
18-B.Wilson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
0
Touchdown 6:18
5-K.Walker runs 27 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
78
yds
05:17
pos
13
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 12:21
18-B.Wilson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 12:21
17-A.Bradshaw runs 21 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
75
yds
02:39
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 20 12
Rushing 20 8
Passing 0 4
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 10-12 3-11
4th Down Conv 0-1 2-3
Total Net Yards 392 170
Total Plays 59 47
Avg Gain 6.6 3.6
Net Yards Rushing 392 95
Rush Attempts 59 34
Avg Rush Yards 6.6 2.8
Net Yards Passing 0 75
Comp. - Att. 0-1 6-13
Yards Per Pass 0.0 5.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 2-20
Penalties - Yards 2-10 3-21
Touchdowns 3 0
Rushing TDs 3 0
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 0-0.0 4-36.3
Return Yards 0 0
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 3/4 0/1
Extra Points 3/3 0/0
Field Goals 0/1 0/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Army West Point 7-2 770721
Air Force 4-5 00000
0 PASS YDS 75
392 RUSH YDS 95
392 TOTAL YDS 170
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Bradshaw 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
23 265 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
142 1132 8
A. Bradshaw 23 265 1 48
K. Walker 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 67 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
69 538 6
K. Walker 15 67 2 27
D. Woolfolk 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 54 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
90 497 8
D. Woolfolk 17 54 0 8
A. Davidson 40 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
73 381 2
A. Davidson 2 5 0 3
C. Slomka 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 179 4
C. Slomka 1 2 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Brinson 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
K. Brinson 1-0 1.0 0
J. Nachtigal 19 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Nachtigal 1-0 1.0 0
C. Christiansen 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
C. Christiansen 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Wilson 18 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
3/6 33/33
B. Wilson 0/1 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Worthman 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.5% 95 0 0 127.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50.6% 925 9 3 167.1
A. Worthman 6/11 95 0 0
N. Romine 6 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
40% 18 0 1 30.2
N. Romine 0/0 0 0 0
S. Vereen 6 LB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
S. Vereen 0/1 0 0 0
A. Smith 10 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
A. Smith 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. McVey 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 39 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
103 651 6
T. McVey 10 39 0 13
A. Worthman 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 34 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
200 793 13
A. Worthman 12 34 0 11
T. Birdow 23 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
56 241 3
T. Birdow 5 14 0 5
R. Cleveland 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
36 371 3
R. Cleveland 3 8 0 8
N. Eriksen 19 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 223 1
N. Eriksen 2 4 0 3
N. Romine 6 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 40 0
N. Romine 2 -4 0 7
A. Smith 10 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 -4 0
A. Smith 1 -6 0 -6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
R. Cleveland 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 33 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 234 2
R. Cleveland 2 33 0 19
T. McVey 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 103 0
T. McVey 1 19 0 19
J. Matkovich 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 18 0
J. Matkovich 1 18 0 18
R. Reffitt 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 164 2
R. Reffitt 1 13 0 13
M. Bennett 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 274 2
M. Bennett 1 12 0 12
Defense T-A SACK INT
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
L. Strebel 11 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 0/0
SEASON FG XP
7/10 35/35
L. Strebel 0/1 0 0/0 0
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Scott 91 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 36.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
29 42.0 1
C. Scott 4 36.3 1 46
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARMY 25 2:39 5 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:28 ARMY 30 6:40 12 57 FG Miss
11:35 ARMY 22 5:17 9 78 TD
0:53 ARMY 23 0:10 3 16 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:32 ARMY 5 10:36 17 73 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:42 ARMY 16 7:44 14 84 TD
0:33 ARMY 48 0:00 1 -1 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:21 AF 25 4:47 9 45 FG Miss
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 AF 20 3:10 7 33 Punt
6:18 AF 25 5:12 10 4 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 AF 25 3:17 6 24 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:50 AF 22 0:29 13 62 Downs
1:58 AF 25 1:18 4 -4 Punt