Monday, October 8, 2012

Navy-Air Force Game

OK.  For starters, let me go on the record and say that I could not be more thrilled that Navy was able to beat Air Force at Air Force on the path to regaining the Commander-in-Chief's cup.

On a side note, Air Force, we sell out Navy-Marine Corps Memorial stadium when we play any home game let alone another service academy.  I saw a lot of empty seats there in Colorado Springs, what's up with that?

That being said when you are 2 for 10 on third down conversions and you punt six times and your opponent punts once, you probably shouldn't be surprised if you don't when the game. 

I am NOT saying that the defense did not play with effort.  The fact remains that we could not stop the Air Force offense.  Barring the three turnovers we probably would have been taken to the woodshed or at least lost by two scores. 

But like every rivalry game, there is only one stat that matters and that's the score.  Since we probably should have one last year's game, I don't feel guilty taking this one away. 

Congratulations Navy on a good win and what may lead to you salvaging this season.  Normally I would say the CINC's cup is in the bag but after what Army did to Boston College who knows.

 And Air Force don't ever forget: