(Saturday, November 1st)
Final Score: Air Force 16, Army 7
West Point, NY (Sports Network) - Ryan Harrison again led the Air Force Falcons as he knocked through three field goals in the academy's 16-7 win over Army as part of the Commander-in-Chief series at Michie Stadium.
The usually productive rushing attack for the Falcons (7-2) finished with just 142 yards on 49 attempts, while quarterback Tim Jefferson chipped in 32 yards on 3-of-8 passing as the academy won its fourth straight outing.
As for the Black Knights (3-6), losers of two of their last three, they were paced by Collin Mooney who gained a game-high 92 yards rushing on 22 attempts, while Chip Bowden contributed 44 yards rushing and another 64 yards and a touchdown passing.
Army struck quickly in the first quarter as Damion Hunter reeled in a 47-yard touchdown pass from Bowden to give the home team a 7-0 advantage.
From there the game belonged to Harrison and the Falcons as the kicker connected on a 20-yard field goal later in the period to cut the deficit to 7-3.
With 1:30 remaining in the first half Jefferson's one-yard TD run pushed Air Force to a 10-7 lead at the break.
Field goals of 29 and 48 yards by Harrison in the third and fourth quarters, respectively, left no doubt as the visitors secured yet another victory to solidify their bid for a postseason berth.
Air Force, which fell to Navy (33-27) in the first part of the Commander-in- Chief's competitive tournament among the three service academies, registered only 10 first downs and averaged barely three yards per snap on the afternoon.
11/01 16:11:58 ET