Air Force Dominates Navy 40-7 To Open CIC Trophy Play
Most people thought the Air Force (1-0) defense would struggle due to a large number of returning players taking the semester off. Nobody told the Falcons as they held Navy to 90 yards rushing. That is the first time they have been held under 100 yards since the Falcons did it in 2016. The Navy (1-2) offense couldn’t get anything going aside from a 73 yard touchdown pass from Tyger Goslin to Myles Fells. Goslin started for Dalen Morris who didn’t make the trip due to a non Covid illness. According to the Annapolis Capital; Morris has a condition that is exacerbated in altitude. He also didn’t travel for the 2018 game in Colorado Springs. Goslin was 6-15 passing for 137 yards and the Fells TD pass.
The Navy defense didn’t fare much better. Timothy Roberts had 19 carries for 118 yards while Brad Roberts added 10 carries for 103 yards and a touchdown. Most of the damage was done up the middle. The Falcons rushed for 369 yards total. Quarterback Haaziq Daniels making his first career start had 10 rushes for 96 yards and a TD. Navy lost starting safeties Kevin Brennan (ejection) and Evan Fochtman (injury) plus linebacker Diego Fagot (injury} during the game but that wasn’t reason they lost. Air Force had 23 carries for 228 yards on first down. That is 9.9 yards per carry.
Air Force can win the Commander In Chief’s trophy with a win at Army on November 7th. Navy can retain the trophy if all three academies finish with a 1-1 record. The Midshipmen returns to AAC play when they host Temple next Saturday at 6pm while Air Force opens Mountain West play at San Jose State on October 24th.