Air Force secures 1st Commander-in-Chief’s trophy since 2016

Nov 5, 2022, 12:23 AM | Updated: 12:26 pm
Air Force quarterback Haaziq Daniels (4) throws a pass during an NCAA college football game against...

Air Force quarterback Haaziq Daniels (4) throws a pass during an NCAA college football game against Army in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Emil Lippe)

(AP Photo/Emil Lippe)

              Eduardo Guerrero, 9, poses for a photo while standing on top of an tank prior that was parked outside the stadium before an NCAA college football game between Army and Air Force in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Emil Lippe)
            
              Army offensive lineman Sam Barczak (62) runs onto the field with his teammates before an NCAA college football game against Air Force in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Emil Lippe)
            
              Army quarterback Jemel Jones (7) carries the ball during an NCAA college football game against Air Force in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Emil Lippe)
            
              Air Force quarterback Haaziq Daniels (4) throws a pass during an NCAA college football game against Army in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Emil Lippe)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brad Roberts carried it 33 times for 135 yards, Camby Goff intercepted a pass with 19 second left and Air Force edged Army 13-7 on Saturday at Globe Life Field for it first Commander-in-Chief’s trophy since 2016.

Air Force was stopped for a loss on a third-and-3 run near midfield with 1:46 left, giving Army a chance at a game-winning touchdown drive. The Black Knights converted one fourth down on the drive, but threw an interception on fourth-and-2 as Goff cut in front of Ay’Jaun Marshall along the Army sideline for his third pick of the season.

The Falcons clinched a record 21st trophy — awarded to the academy with the best record in the round-robin competition.

“It’s a good place for it to be,” Air Force coach Troy Calhoun said about the trophy coming back to Colorado Springs. “Now you have to earn it, it’s not easy to do.”

Haaziq Daniels was 6-of-13 passing for 98 yards with an interception and he carried it 14 times for 89 yards and a touchdown for Air Force (6-3), which also beat Navy 13-10 on Oct. 1.

Daniels’ 17-yard touchdown early in the third quarter gave Air Force a 10-7 lead and Matthew Dapore made his second short field goal to cap the scoring with 12:06 left in the fourth.

Jemel Jones passed for 67 yards and rushed for 37 and a touchdown for Army (3-5).

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