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Probably not.  But Air Force is comfortably in the lead, 41-20, and they just intercepted Houston quarterback Case Heenum for the fourth time today. Falcon quarterback Tim Jefferson scored on a 1-yard  QB sneak for Air Force’s latest touchdown, and before that kicker Erik Soderberg put through his second field goal of the day. Houston has the ball again, but there’s only six minutes left, and they are deep in their own territory.

Houston’s offense is scary when it gets going. Quarterback Case Keenum just directed a 7-play, 64-yard touchdown drive in 1:41. We are less than three minutes into the second half, and there have already been three touchdowns. Air Force’s lead has been cut to 31-20. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen is being interviewed right now on ESPN. Because I’m at the office, I don’t have volume, but I’ll assume he said something like “Air Force really needs a long, time-consuming drive right here.”

Air Force is now leading Houston 14-0, courtesy of a Jared Tew six-yard touchdown run, which capped a six-play, 63-yard drive. The drive was set up by an Air Force interception of a deflected pass. As I type, Houston is going for it on 4th and 3 and … Air Force intercepts another Case Keenum pass. Senior defensive back Chris Thomas grabbed another deflected pass to kill the Cougars’ drive. Air Force starts their drive at their own 47-yard line with 7:06 left to go in the first quarter. Update: Houston’s got the ball back again after an Air Force…

The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl is underway, and less than three minutes into the game, Air Force is already leading Houston 7-0. Asher Clark took an option pitch and ran 36 yard for a TD on the Falcons’ first drive of the game.