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Air Force vs. Army: Falcons play to stay alive for Commander-in-Chief's trophy

After three straight wins, Air Force takes a break from Mountain West play for an armed forces battle with Army.

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The Air Force Falcons take a break from Mountain West Conference play this Saturday as they travel to West Point to take on the Army Black Knights.

The Falcons are winners of three straight and are 5-3 on the season. Their last loss came in overtime against the Navy Midshipmen on Oct. 6, putting Air Force behind in the Commander-in-Chief's trophy race. Having won the trophy the past two seasons, Air Force must beat Army, then hope the Black Knights can beat Navy. A three-way tie would allow Air Force to retain the trophy.

The Air Force rushing attack ranks second in the country, keyed by running back Gody Getz. The 5'7 senior has rushed for 922 yards and eight touchdowns. Quarterback Connor Dietz has 527 rushing yards, while three additional Air Force backs have run for more than 300 yards.

The only run game that piles up more yards than the Falcons' is Army's, an attack that nets 383 yards per game. Raymond Maples and quarterback Trent Steelman have both run for more than 800 yards this season. The Black Knights are 1-7, however, largely in part to an ineffective defense. Army allows 37 points and 460 yards per game.

Date/Time: Sat., Nov. 3, 10:00 a.m. MT

TV: CBS Sports Network

Odds: Air Force by 7.5 points

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