Third-quarter Military Bowl update: Air Force 35, Toledo 35


Only two touchdowns this quarter, and Air Force’s offense had a hand in both.

Toledo’s Jermaine Robinson grabbed a tipped Tim Jefferson pass and ran 37 yards to the end zone, giving the Rockets a 35-28 lead. Air Force rallied on its next drive, going 50 yards in seven plays and capping it off with Mike DeWitt’s second score of the day. DeWitt’s 2-yard plunge over left tackle tied the score at 35.

The Rockets stumbled in the usually back-and-forth offensive battle, with Air Force junior linebacker Austin Niklas plucking an Austin Dantin pass off his shoelaces for a key interception. Air Force couldn’t capitalize, and the quarter ended with a Falcons punt.

The game’s next score will break the Military Bowl point-total record, set in Maryland’s 51-20 win over East Carolina last year. Despite the cold, most of the 25,042 on hand appear to have lasted so far.


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