CIC Stays Home As Army Tops Air Force 17-14


The first quarter was a lot of fun for Army fans. They had only one drive, but that one drive was 26 plays, 75 yards and took up nearly 13 minutes.
During the drive, Army got called for a chop block and made it 1st and goal from the Air Force 23 yard line. Kelvin Hopkins dropped back to pass and hit Jordan Asberry and he made a beautiful diving catch to make it 2nd and goal from the one yard line. Darnell Woolfolk punched it in to go up 7-0 a play later.

Army’s defense came out and gave up some yards but stiffened up to get the Falcons off of the field.
The Black Knights were forced to punt, but the defense got Air Force off of the field just as quick.
The offense got the ball back and was faced with a second and medium, Kelvin Hopkins took a hard hit and had to come out for the third down play. Cam Thomas came in to make it 4th and 1. Hopkins came back and gave it to b-back Darnell Woolfolk and he busted through the hole for a 55 yard gain.
Hopkins punched it in the endzone from 14 yards out on the next play.

The next drive Air Force moved down the field, but on a key play on 2nd and 23, Army got pressure on QB Isaiah Sanders and DB Mike Reynolds came up huge with an interception.

Army took a 14-0 lead into halftime.
Air Force out played Army in the second half but it didn’t matter.
Air Force scored a touchdown at the end of the third quarter to make it 14-6.
Needing a score desperately, Army drove down the field. Air Force forced a fourth and three and then John Abercrombie came on the field and nailed a field goal to make it a ten point game.

Air Force would respond with a touchdown by Saucier. They went for two and got it to make it a three point game.
The Black Knights got the ball back and stalled. Air Force started moving the ball against the Army defense, but when they needed it most; Cole Christensen stepped and caused a turnover on downs.

Army killed clock but had a 4th and one from about the 50 with 15 seconds left. Jeff Monken elected to go for it. Kelvin Hopkins picked it up and Army held on for the win to move to 7-2 and keep the CiC.

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