Army holds back Air Force, runs home streak to 11

The Idaho Statesman (Sunday) - - SPORTS - As­so­ci­ated Press WEST POINT, N.Y.

Full­back Dar­nell Woolfolk rushed for 117 yards and a touch­down, Kelvin Hop­kins Jr. scored on a 6-yard run, and Army held off ser­vice academy ri­val Air Force 17-14 on Satur­day.

It was the 11th straight vic­tory at Michie Sta­dium for Army (7-2), which will keep the Com­man­der in Chief’s Tro­phy, em­blem­atic of supremacy among the three ser­vice acad­e­mies, re­gard­less of the out­come of its game next month against archri­val Navy. Army won the tro­phy out­right last sea­son for the first time since 1996.

Air Force (3-6), which beat Navy 35-7 a month ago, is 33-14 in Com­man­der in Chief’s Tro­phy games against Army since the tro­phy was first awarded in 1972.

Air Force had won 18 of the pre­vi­ous 21 in the se­ries against the Black Knights, but one of those Army vic­to­ries was 21-0 last year at Air Force. That loss snapped a school-record, 306-game scor­ing streak by the Fal­cons dat­ing to 1992.

The Fal­cons were un­able to score in the first half with Isa­iah San­ders at quar­ter­back, fell be­hind by two scores, and couldn’t re­cover de­spite a late rally. The Black Knights se­cured the vic­tory when Don­ald Ham­mond III was stopped for no gain on a fourth-and-3 play at the Army 40 with un­der 2 min­utes to play.

NO­TABLE

Wy­oming 24, San Jose State 9: Nico Evans rushed for 187 yards, in­clud­ing a 58-yard score, and Sean Cham­bers added 129 yards to lead the host Cowboys (4-6, 2-4 Moun­tain West). It was the third straight game in which the run­ning back and quar­ter­back each rushed for over 100 yards. Love was 19 of 32 pass­ing for 173 yards for San Jose State (1-8, 1-4), while

Tyler Nevens rushed for 70 yards on 17 at­tempts.

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