Air Force Drop Classic Game Against Navy, 48-45
A crazy second half between Air Force and Navy
Air Force’s second half was nearly perfect, but was not enough.
The first leg in the Commander-in-Chief trophy game between Air Force and Navy will go down in one of the most exciting games in the history of this series, and one of the most exciting games of the weekend.
Air Force’s huge second half was not enough to overcome a 31-10 deficit. The Falcons scored on their five possessions in the second half, all touchdowns but that was not enough as they fell 48-45.
The final play for Air Force lasted awhile with multiple laterals but there was no miracle comeback.
The Falcons took its first and only lead of the game on a 51-yard pass from Arion Worthman to Marcus Bennett for a 45-41 lead.
After this play there was 1:53 left and it was enough time left for Navy as they drove 75 yards which ended with Zach Abey connecting with Tyler Carmona from 16 yards for the final touchdown.
This game featured a lot of offense with over 1,110 with the Falcons accounting for 621 and the Middies with 557 yards. So, there was little to no defense.
The rushing game was very on point with Navy averaging 8.3 yards per rush on 471 yards and Air Force tried to keep up with 340 yards and 6.2 per touch.
The passing game was in full effect, rare for these teams, as Worthman was 9 of 16 for 257 yards and had a pair of touchdowns, while Abey was not as effective but was a solid 4 of 11 for 86 yards with a pair of touchdowns himself, including a 40-yard touchdown.
The difference in this game which led Navy to win was the two lost fumbles in the first half by Air Force which led to a pair of touchdowns and a large deficit before halftime.
With this loss it drops Air Force to 1-4, the likely loss of the Commander-in-Chief trophy and now a long shot to make a bowl game.