Army dominated every facet of the opening quarter against Air Force and jumped out to a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the opening 15 minutes, the Black Knights scored two TD's without even attempting a pass. Junior FB Jared Hassin led the way on the ground in the first quarter, rushing for 39 yards, while Larry Dixon and Max Jenkins both ran for TD's.
It took until the final minute of the first half for Air Force to record a first down. Tim Jefferson has been the focal point of the offense, throwing for 10 yards and rushing for 10 yards. However, a key fumble gave Army the ball deep in Air Force territory and led to the second touchdown of the game for the Black Knights.