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Army out to break five-game skid, hosts struggling UMass

Nov. 8, 2019 2:32 AM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Heading into the home stretch and riding a five-game losing streak, the Army Black Knights remain fixated on one thing — improving. "We're not really focused on the opponent," fullback Sandon McCoy said. "We're focused on getting better as a team. It's just better for our...

Air Force senior relishes dad in stands after prison release

Nov. 7, 2019 12:05 PM EST

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Like many fathers and sons, the Birdows tossed the football around the yard. They imagined the setting being the backyard on freshly cut grass — not the cracked asphalt inside a prison yard where they were. They tuned out the barbed-wire fences and the watchful eyes...

Air Force-New Mexico game postponed after player's death

Nov. 6, 2019 5:33 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The football game between Air Force and New Mexico scheduled for this weekend was postponed following the death of a Lobos defensive lineman. Air Force will travel to New Mexico on Nov. 23 instead, the Mountain West said Wednesday. New Mexico announced the death of 21-year-old...

Air Force makes late defensive stand in 17-13 win over Army

Nov. 2, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The goal-line stand by Air Force at the start set the tone. The one at the end clinched it. Defense ruled the day. Air Force turned in a goal-line stand in the final minute as the Falcons beat service academy rival Army 17-13 on Saturday. "It definitely means the world to...

Banged-up Army tries to make it 3 in a row over Air Force

Nov. 1, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Army Black Knights stare at the trophy residing in their locker room each day. It's a reminder of what they did accomplish — and what still can be accomplished. Sure, the Black Knights (3-5) are mired in a four-game skid. And sure, they're banged up (especially at...

Army on 4-game skid as it prepares for Air Force

Oct. 29, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Jeff Monken was barely audible after Army lost for the fourth straight time when reiterating what he preaches every week — the margin for error is razor thin for his Black Knights. Army hasn't lost this many in a row since the end of the 2015 season, when the Black...

Jackson, Remsberg power Air Force past Utah State 31-7

Oct. 27, 2019 2:23 AM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Timothy Jackson has been at the forefront of Air Force's punishing ground game. Jackson ran for 148 yards and a touchdown, Kadin Remsberg added a pair of scoring runs and Air Force shut down Utah State 31-7 on Saturday night. Jackson reached 100 yards for the third straight...

Schmidt accounts for 4 TDs, Air Force beats Hawaii 56-26

Oct. 20, 2019 3:53 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — It's likely that Mike Schmidt won't soon forget his first trip to Hawaii. Air Force's backup quarterback came off the bench to account for four touchdowns and the Falcons beat Hawaii 56-26 on Saturday night. Air Force (5-2, 3-1 Mountain West), which had 324 total yards by halftime, scored...

Hammond's 2 TD runs help Air Force beat Fresno State 43-24

Oct. 12, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Once Air Force got its ground game going, Fresno State had nowhere to go, run or pass. Donald Hammond III ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, Kyle Johnson returned an interception for a score and Air Force pulled away in the second half to beat Fresno State 43-24...

Tulsa, Navy look to move on from emotional games last week

Oct. 11, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa and Navy are trying very hard not face another opponent in their game Saturday: An emotional hangover. Tulsa blew a 30-9, fourth-quarter lead before losing in triple overtime to SMU. The Midshipmen are coming off a 34-25 win over Air Force in which they squandered a late 21-9...