The Air Force Falcons started the second quarter of play against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with better results than the first quarter. The Falcons were about to settle for their second field goal of the day before Notre Dame went offside on the 4th-and-2 attempt. Instead, the Falcons received a new set of downs. However, quarterback Tim Jefferson needed only one play, a three-yard rush to the right, to put the Falcons on the board. Parker Herrington had his point-after attempt blocked, leaving the Irish in the lead by 12 points, 21-9.
The Falcons, though, were unable to hold Notre Dame on the following drive. Tommy Rees continued to throw the ball down the field, and running back Jonas Gray also had a few runs. His five-yard touchdown run sealed the drive. The Irish now lead by 19 points, 28-9.