College Football 2013: Navy yanks down Air Force

But first: The Atlanta Braves squeezed by with a win against the LA Dodgers last night in Game 2 of the National League Division Series.

And now back to your regularly scheduled blog post:

The Air Force Falcons paid a visit to Annapolis, MD today to encircle the Navy Midshipmen.  Broadcast on CBS and with commentary by Spero Dedes and Steve Beuerlein, the Falcons were took to offense first and took the lead seven minutes into the quarter with a field goal.  Air Force 3 and Navy 0.  The Midshipmen didn’t really start to put a good show on until the latter half of the second quarter as quarterback Keenan Reynolds rushed three yards for a touchdown.  Navy 7 and Air Force 3.  The Falcons replied with a TD too, courtesy of running back Anthony Lacoste.  Air Force 10 and Navy 7.

Navy regained the lead three minutes into the third quarter with another TD (thanks to Demond Brown).  Navy 14 and Air Force 10.  Neither team’s offense had particularly strong momentum through the rest of the third.  The Midshipmen found their energy in the middle of the fourth quarter with another Keenan Reynolds TD.  Navy 21 and Air Force 10.  The Midshipmen continued their performance by recovering a fumbled Falcons ball after it more or less flopped out of a receiver’s elbow crook.  Not long after, the defense put the ball back in their offense’s hands with an interception.  Keenan Reynolds soon clinched the win for his fellow Midshipmen with yet another TD.  Navy 28 and Air Force 10.  Final score.

Observations & Miscellania:

1.  The Midshipmen mascot reminds of a bear claw for some reason.  The horns maybe?

2.  The actual goat reminds me of ramen.

3.  The commentators noted in the fourth quarter that these service academy games are special because the players will one day protect the interests of the American people (government).

4.  Every time the commentators say, “DJ Sargenti,” I think they’re going to say, “DJ Sargento.”

Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.

2 thoughts on “College Football 2013: Navy yanks down Air Force

    1. sittingpugs Post author

      Yes, Army is also a service academy with a football team. The annual Army-Navy game is early to mid December and it is a huge deal. I’d think that Army could easily beat Air Force but would have to work much harder to beat Navy.


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