COLUMBIA, SC - SEPTEMBER 17: Quarterback Kriss Proctor #2 of Navy Midshipmen celebrates a touchdown run against the South Carolina Gamecocks September 17, 2011 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Air Force Vs. Navy: Blocked Extra Point In Overtime Costs Midshipmen In 35-34 Loss

A valiant fourth quarter Navy comeback forced overtime, but a blocked extra point cost the Midshipmen dearly in the extra frame, as they fell to Air Force 35-34.

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Navy Versus Air Force: Midshipmen Calls OT Penalty Call 'Pitiful'

The Navy MIdshipmen fell one point short of a miraculous comeback, and some of the Mids players sounded off after the game. The controversy stems from an overtime personal foul penalty on Navy quarterback Kriss Proctor. The call came after Proctor busted up the gut for an overtime touchdown, and while running off the field one of the referees flagged the Navy qb for mouthing off as he exited the field. 

In comments from Dr. Saturday Proctor had a measured reaction.

"I got up and I was trying to run to our sideline," Proctor said. "Some guy got in my way and I just told him to move explicitly and he called it. It's unfortunate that the refs made a call like that, but it's football. That's the way it is. If we make that PAT, we wouldn't be talking about it."

Navy fullback Alexander Teich had a different take in comments to The Washington Times.

"This is an emotional game," fullback Alexander Teich said. "These guys know that coming in as a ref. You're reffing on CBS the Navy-Air Force game. There's no more emotion, you can't get any more psyched up about a game like that. You score a touchdown like that at the end, we'd fought back and worked so hard, it's disappointing. It's pitiful, really, it's pitiful. I'm just so upset about that."    

The ref who made the call, Mike Defee, said the call was clear and Proctor "got in the face of an Air Force player right after the play."

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Air Force Vs. Navy: Blocked Extra Point In Overtime Dooms Midshipmen In 35-34 Loss

After scoring 18 points in the final nine and a half minutes of the fourth quarter to force overtime, the Navy Midshipmen were undone in the extra frame by a blocked extra point, losing to the Air Force Falcons 35-34 in Annapolis.

Air Force chose to play defense to begin overtime, and Navy was able to punch the ball into the end zone on their opening possession after picking up a crucial fourth and inches down near the goal line. Quarterback Kriss Proctor dove in for his third rushing touchdown of the game, but unfortunately the Navy quarterback was called for a taunting penalty after the score, forcing a 35 yard extra point attempt, an attempt blocked by Air Force.

On the ensuing Air Force possession, the Falcon were able to score on the strength of quarterback Tim Jefferson's legs, his third touchdown of the game (second on the ground). Falcons kicker Parker Herrington made his extra point attempt, and the Naval Academy's valiant comeback attempt was quickly forgotten as Air Force left the field with a one point victory.

Navy falls to 2-2 on the year, and perhaps more importantly for the school, will have little chance to regain the coveted Commander-in-Chief's trophy currently in the Air Force Academy's possession. Statistically, the Midshipmen dominated the Falcons, in terms of first downs, plays run, total yards and time of possession, but too many missed opportunities in the red zone and two huge kicking gaffes ultimately came back to haunt them in the crushing loss.

For more on the Navy vs. Air Force game, stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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Air Force Vs. Navy: Midshipmen And Falcons Headed To Overtime Tied At 28

The Navy Midshipmen, trailing 28-10 seconds into the fourth quarter, have forced overtime after scoring 18 points in the final nine and a half minutes of the game. The Falcons scored on Asher Clark's second touchdown of the game at 14:55 of the fourth quarter, but that was the last time Air Force would get on the scoreboard as Navy dominated the final stanza.

Kriss Proctor capped off a 14play, 62 yard drive with a seven yard touchdown run to make the score 28-17. A Jon Teague 27 yard field goal at the two minute mark made it 28-20, and then Navy capped off the valiant comeback by recovering the onside kick, scoring a touchdown on a Proctor to Gee Gee Greene touchdown pass and then converting the two point conversion.

Now it will take overtime to see who has a leg up int he battle for the Commander-in-Chief's trophy.

For more on the Navy vs. Air Force game, stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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Air Force Vs. Navy: Midshipmen Finally Get On Scoreboard, Still Trail 21-10

The Navy Midshipmen finally gotten into the endzone against the Air Force Falcons ten minutes into the third quarter, scoring a touchdown on a two yard lunge by quarteback Kriss Proctor to cut the Falcons lead to 11, 21-10. It was Navy's first offensive touchdown against Air Force in the last ten quarters.

On the ensuing Air Force possession, Navy was able to recover a fumble on a botched exchange between Falcons quarterback Tim Jefferson and running back Wes Cobb, but indicative of the entire game the Midshipmen were not able to capitalize and were forced to punt.

As the fourth quarter begins, Air Force is primed to once against score a touchdown and put Navy in a precarious position, as the Midshipmen are not necessarily equipped to throw the ball all over the field in a frantic comeback attempt.

For more on the Navy vs. Air Force game, stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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Air Force Vs. Navy: Falcons Dominate First Half In Annapolis, Lead 21-3

The Air Force Falcons lead 21-3 at halftime over the Navy Midshipmen, and fans in Annapolis are probably happy the margin isn't worse. The Falcons scored on a long pass play two minutes into the game, and have added two more touchdowns on long scoring drives to take the commanding 18 point lead in their quest to retain the coveted Commander-in-Chief's trophy.

Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson has thrown and run for a touchdown, with the Falcons' other score coming on running back Asher Clark's 23 yard dash into the end zone.

The Navy offense has been held in check all half, with the only Midshipmen points coming from the leg of Jon Teague on a 25 yard field goal. Unfortunately, Teague also missed a chip shot 26 yard feld goal that would at least have dragged Navy within two scores of the Falcons.

The highlight of the first half for Navy was a nifty second quarter fake punt, but unfortunately the Midshipmen offense failed to capitalize.

Eight of the last 10 games between Air Force and Navy have been decided by a touchdown or less, so perhaps there is a Navy rally ahead in the second half.

For more on the Navy vs. Air Force game, stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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Air Force Vs. Navy: Falcons Ferocious In First Quarter, Lead Midshipmen 14-3

The Air Force Falcons look determined to defeat the Navy Midshipmen for the second year in a row and get one victory closer to retaining the Commander-in-Chief's trophy. Air Force scored on a 52 yard pass from Tim Jefferson to Ty MacArthur less than two minutes into the game, and added another touchdown via Jefferson's legs after a 13 play, 80 yard drive.

The Falcons have dominated the Midshipmen statistically, amassing 146 yards of total offense to Navy's 62. The Midshipmen have been unable to stop the Falcons on third down, as Air Force was five for five in the first quarter.

Navy finally got on the scoreboard with 14 seconds left in the quarter, courtesy of a Jon Teague 25 yard field goal.

The announced attendance in Annapolis today is 37,506, the fifth largest crowd ever at Navy Memorial Stadium. Hopefully the Midshipmen can provide the crowd some offense in the remaining three quarters.

For more on the Navy vs. Air Force game, stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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Air Force Vs. Navy: Falcons Strike First And Fast, Lead Midshipmen 7-0

Navy's quest to regain the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy has not started smoothly. The Midshipmen surrendered a 52 yard scoring strike to Air Force less than two minutes into the ball game, made possible by some terrible Navy tackling. Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson hit Ty MacArthur on a quick pass, with MacCurther scampering into the endzome while Navy did their best Keyston Kops impersonation.

Navy has talked all week long about regaining the Commander-in-Chief's trophy, a two and a half foot tall, three-sided trophy that is awarded to the service academy with the best record against its fellow service academies. Navy held the trophy from 2003-2009, but lost the symbolic award last year after an Air Force 14-6 victory.

This is the 40th year of competition for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. Given the history of this Navy and Air Force series, this game will be close throughout and decidied by seven points or less, just like eight of the last 10 contests.

For more on the Navy vs. Air Force game, stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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Air Force Vs. Navy Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

After a week off, Navy football gets back at it on Saturday with a huge matchup against rival Air Force in Annapolis. Navy is looking to get back the Commander-In-Chiefs trophy, and that starts with a win here. Here is all the information you need for the game, including time, TV schedule, announcers and more.

Who: Air Force (2-1) vs. Navy (2-1)

When: Noon

Where: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis Md.

TV information: The game will be broadcasted on CBS, with Ian Eagle and Randy Cross as the announcers.

Odds: According to the latest NCAA football odds, Navy is favored to win by four points.

Last week: Navy's last game was a tight 24-21 loss on the road to No. 10 South Carolina on September 17. Air Force routed Tennessee State, 63-24, at home on September 24.

For more on the Navy vs. Air Force game, stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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College Football Odds, Air Force Vs. Navy: Midshipmen Now 3 1/2 Point Favorites Over Air Force After Early-Week Action On Navy

It may not create quite the buzz nationally as the Army-Navy game each year, but the Navy-Air Force game should not be overlooked. Particularly not this year, as the first leg of the race for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy features two very solid football teams.

Navy and Air Force meet for the 46th time on Saturday in Annapolis, with Navy looking to start a new streak against the Falcons after having their 15 game winning streak snapped last October. Air Force's win last season propelled them to their first Commander-in-Chief trophy since 2002, and snapped the Midshipmen's streak of seven consecutive years that they'd brought home the hardware.

Navy enters the contest at 2-1, with their lone loss coming two weekends ago at South Carolina. Head coach Ken Niumatalolo had his team ready to play against Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks, and the Midshipmen probably have been stewing this past two weeks considering they had South Carolina on the ropes before losing 24-21.

Air Force meanwhile enters Week 5 of the college football season at 2-1 as well after trouncing Tennessee State at home last Saturday by the score of 63-24. Neither team is ranked entering the contest.

Considering that Navy is coming off their bye week fully rested, I was a bit surprised to see the opening line only at 2 1/2 points in Navy's favor. It has since moved to 3 1/2 points at 5 Dimes and Bodog, an indication that heavy money was coming in on Navy's side early in the week. That sounds more like it considering Navy is the home team for this year's game. Still, even at three and a half points, Navy might still be a good play if you were as impressed as I was by their Week 3 showing in Columbia, South Carolina.

Enjoy the weekend of pigskin everybody.

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Air Force Vs. Navy: Midshipmen Look To Win Back Commander-In-Chief's Trophy From Falcons

After Air Force ended Navy's seven year hold on the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy, the Midshipmen enter a crucial home test against their fellow service academy and look to get back on winning track.

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