The Falcons had a chance to respond. Facing a do-or-die 4th-and-6, Connor Dietz threw a pass to Chris Jordan. The pass, however, was broken up by Wes Henderson, sealing Navy's upset win over Air Force.
Air Force jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, when Connor Dietz connected with Drew Coleman on a 35-yard touchdown pass, capping off a quick four play, 75 yard drive that took just 1:29 off the clock.
Navy bounced back in the second quarter, scoring ten unanswered points headed into halftime. Noah Copeland's 5-yard touchdown run gave Navy a 10-7 lead -- Navy's first lead of the game.
Cody Getz, who finished the game with 204 yards rushing on 29 carries, put Air Force back on top in the third quarter, when he scampered for a 14-yard touchdown run, giving the Falcons a 14-10 lead.
After a Navy field goal, Air Force extended its lead to 21-13, when wide receiver Dontae Strickland threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to Drew Coleman.
Navy tied the game up with 6:35 left to go in the game, when Keenan Reynolds ran for a 15-yard touchdown. Copeland ran the ball into the endzone for the two-point conversion, tying the game at 21-21.
Box Score Hero: Cody Getz, Air Force. Despite losing, Getz ran for a game-high 204 yards on 29 carries.
Rankings Ramifications: Neither team will factor into next week's rankings.
But Did They Cover? Air Force entered the game as 9-point favorites, and did not cover.
For More On This Game: For more on Navy football, visit SB Nation DC. And you should probably start reading Big East Coast Bias. For more on Air Force football, visit MWC blog Mountain West Connection and SB Nation Denver.
Next Week's Schedule: Air Force heads to Wyoming on Saturday, Oct. 13, while Navy heads to Central Michigan, on Friday, Oct. 12.
This post originally appeared on SBNation.com.