Air Force Beats Navy For The First Time Since 2002, 14-6

Air Force has a good chance at making the Top 25 with today's victory over Navy.

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VIDEO: Extended Highlights Of Air Force's 14-6 Win Over Navy

Scoring was sparse today, but this rivalry game did not lack in the highlights.


Air Force Beats Navy, 14-6

Colorado Springs, CO (Sports Network) - Quarterback Tim Jefferson threw for 83 yards and rushed for 62 more and a pair of touchdowns as the Air Force Falcons defeated the Navy Midshipmen, 14-6, in a non-conference showdown at Falcon Stadium to take a step towards capturing the Commander-in-Chief trophy for 2010.

Jared Tew carried the ball 17 times for 111 yards in the win for Air Force (4-1), who up-ended the Midshipmen for the first time in eight years.

Navy (2-2) saw a less than impressive day from quarterback Ricky Dobbs who connected on just six of his 18 pass attempts for 103 yards and two interceptions. Dobbs also ran for 43 yards on 18 carries in the tough loss for the Midshipmen.

Air Force scored the only first-quarter points on a 50-yard touchdown run by Jefferson as the Falcons took the 7-0 advantage.

Navy received a 25-yard field goal from kicker Joe Buckley midway through the second quarter, marking the only second-quarter score as the Midshipmen entered the intermission trailing 7-3.

Buckley connected again on Navy's opening drive of the second half, this time from 32 yards out, as Air Force held on to a mere 7-6 lead as the teams battled into the final frame.

Jefferson once again found the end zone in the fourth quarter for the Falcons, scoring from one yard out to put the home team ahead to stay at 14-6.

The Falcons, who entered the week leading the nation in rushing with an average of 394 ypg, generated 292 yards on the ground. Navy, which posted 209 yards on 50 rushing attempts on the afternoon, came in ranked ninth in the country with 272.7 ypg.

Navy has won the Commander-in-Chief trophy, presented annually to the service academy which holds the best record among the three programs (Army), every year since Air Force last held it in 2002.


Air Force Intercepts Navy Late In The Game To Seal The Win

Air Force's Jordan Waiwaiole intercepted Navy's Ricky Dobbs deep in Air Force territory as Navy was driving.  The interception ended any chance for a Navy comeback, and this win was the first win for Air Force over Navy since 2002. With the struggles that Army football has had over the past few years the Commander-In-Chief trophy looks to be heading back to Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Air Force Blocks A Navy Punt, Then Marches Down The Field To Score And Go Ahead 14-6

Air Force's Jamil Cooks blocked a Navy punt which gave the Falcons the ball at the Navy 15 yard line. Air Force then was able to punch the ball in for a touchdown by Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson. The Falcons now lead 14-7 with under 14 minutes left in the game.


Navy Takes Advantage Of An Air Force Fumble To Cut The Lead To 7-6

Air Force promptly fumbled the ball on their first possession of the second half when Tim Jefferson was caught behind the line of scrimmage. Navy then took the ball down the field and kicked a 32 yard field goal from an eight play 21 yard drive.


Air Force Scores Only Touchdown As They Lead Navy At The Half, 7-3

Air Force's quarterback Tim Jefferson has scored the only touchdown in today's game with a 50 yard touchdown run late in the first quarter.  Navy did get on the board with a 25 yard field late in the first half, but they did miss a chip shot 21 yard field goal.

Besides the touchdown the only difference in this game is the 43 yard edge that Air Force has in the rushing game. Below are the first half stats.

Also, Air Force receives the ball to start the third quarter.


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