Here’s the AP game story on the Falcons’ 47-20 win over Houston, and below are a few of my final thoughts on the game: What a performance by Air Force’s defense. From the first quarter to the final whistle, they made life miserable for Houston’s high-octane offense. Cougar QB Case Keenum had by far his worst game of the year, throwing six interceptions and having his lowest yardage output (222 yards) to date. Air Force surrendered only one offensive touchdown. Air Force rushed for staggering total of 400 yards. This allowed the Falcons to control the clock for 41 minutes…
Air Force’s Reggie Rembert just intercepted Houston’s Case Keenum to snuff out yet another Cougar drive. Keenum has now thrown a season-high five interceptions. He’s also only thrown for 203 yards so far today, a season low. Earlier this season he threw for 233 yards in a win over SMU. He might not get there today. There’s 5:54 left. Time for the Air Force rushing attack to salt this one away.
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.