The Air Force Falcons have rushed out to an early 14-0 lead over their rival, Navy. On Air Force's first drive the Falcons' Tim Jefferson took to the air and threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Parker Herrington, who stumbled and broke a few tackles to take the early 7-0 lead.
On the ensuing kickoff Air Force nearly recovered a botched return by Navy, but the defense did the rest by forcing Navy to punt the ball on only seven plays. On the Falcons next possession they took to their ground attack, marching down the field against Navy. Jefferson led the Falcons on this drive by converting two key third downs to keep the drive alive, and he scored the touchdown on a two-yard run. On the drive Jefferson ran for 34 of the 55 yards.
Navy then got on the board by driving down the field and kicking a 25-yard field goal. The Midshipmen failed to get in the end zone after having first-and-goal at the eight-yard line.