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Navy vs. Air Force: Falcons fall in overtime to Midshipmen, 28-21

The Air Fore Falcons will have a tough time defending the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy following a loss to the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday.

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Navy moves closer to Commander-in-Chief's Trophy

The Air Force Falcons lost at home to the Navy Midshipmen, 28-21. The Falcons will need some help to retain the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for a third-straight year.

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Air Force leads Navy after 3 quarters

The Air Force Falcons lead the Navy Midshipmen, 14-10, through three quarters of play at Falcon Stadium at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado. Falcons running back Cody Getz found the endzone with 37 seconds left in the quarter to put Air Force on top.

The Falcons were able to sustain a couple of solid drives in the quarter, but the first one ended on downs when Air Force running back Cody Getz was tackled by Navy's Parrish Gaines and Josh Dowling-Fitzpatrick for a 3-yard loss on fourth down. But, after forcing Navy to go three-and-out on its next possession, the Falcons picked up the pace and put together a 14-play, 83-yard scoring drive.

Getz has racked up 167 yards on 23 carries, while Air Force quarterback Connor Dietz has thrown for 76 yards and touchdown, while also rushing for 38 yards. Navy quarterback Trey Miller has eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground, while running back Noah Copeland has rushed for 40 yards and a score.

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Falcons fumble away lead, Midshipmen up at half

Three straight drives were erased by fumbles for the Air Force Falcons, as the Navy Midshipmen have taken a 10-7 lead at halftime.

The Midshipmen cut the Falcons' lead to 7-3 on the first play of the second quarter. The Falcons' looked headed for another trip to the Midshipmen end zone when Broam Hart fumbled the ball at Navy's 24-yard line. The Midshipmen responded with a seven-play, 61-yard touchdown drive as running back Noah Copeland crossed the ball into the end zone to put the Midshipmen up 10-7.

Problems hanging on to the football continued for Air Force, this time with Ty MacArthur fumbling the ball away to the Midshipmen. After forcing Navy to punt, Falcons' running back Cody Getz also coughed up the ball, which the Midshipmen also recovered.

Navy was unable to capitalize on either of the final two fumbles and a Falcons Hail Mary as time expired came up short.

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Falcons take to the air for 7-0 lead.

Known for their ground game, the Air Force Falcons took to the air early in the first quarter and lead the Navy Midshipmen 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The Falcons began the game in an explosive way, marching 75 yards down the field in just four plays. Quarterback Connor Dietz faked a hand off on the triple option and then hit Drew Coleman on a 35 yard pass for the touchdown.

After forcing a Navy punt, Air Force then stormed down the field again, using their run game to get down to Navy's 23 yard line before Parker Herrington missed a field goal attempt.

Navy ended the quarter on the Falcons' 17-yard line, set up for a field goal attempt. The Falcons have already racked up 99 yards rushing, averaging 6.2 yards per carry. The Midshipmen are also focusing on their run game, finishing the quarter with 72 yards on the ground.

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Air Force defends Commander-in-Chief's Trophy

Air Force will host Navy in their annual meeting this season at Falcon Stadium

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Air Force's Cody Getz excels against the odds

The small running back has had a huge 2012 season so far, despite his small stature that led to many doubters.

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Air Force will allow overnight tailgating

Air Force will allow fans to participate in overnight tailgating prior to the Falcons' Oct 6. matchup against Navy.

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