Air Force Falcons ended their 7 game losing streak by taking down Army 42-28 Saturday while hosting the Black Knights of Army. One of the main reasons for the Air Force Falcons being victorious was Anthony LaCoste. Anthony LaCoste ran for 263 yards which was a career high. Along with the record breaking rushing yards, Anthony LaCoste scored three touchdowns.
LaCoste posted some big numbers Saturday with one touchdown run of 78 yards and another for 73. His third touchdown came in the fourth quarter as he ran for a one yard dive. Lacoste was just 12 yards shy of the school record set by Chad Hall. Hall had a total of 275 yards while playing against Army in 2007.
Air Force Falcons season has been anything but a remarkable one. They won their opener against Colgate 38-13. Then came the rest of the teams and no matter how hard the Falcons played they could not overcome the fourth quarter that has plagued them all season.
This game was a great win and Anthony LaCoste was back at tailback. Anthony LaCoste tore his ACL when he was a sophomore and was switched back to defensive back last season.
As Christian Spears stated "This is the best 2-7 has ever felt". And the Navy can thank the Air Force Falcons because they will more than likely keep command of the Commander in Chief's Trophy, With Navy having already beat Air Force this year and now Air Force beating Army means that there will be a tie and the trophy will stay with the past winner.
For the second time this year, Air Force has blocked a field goal. They blocked Notre Dame last week and then Saturday Nick Fitzgerald blocked Army's Grochowski's attempt. Gavin McHenry caught the blocked ball and ran 24 yards to set up the Falcons with great field position.
Garrett Brown took a fourth down pitch from Nate Romine and raced around the corner and past the Black Knights to reach the end zone and tie the game.
This was a game where the Falcons committed very few mistakes and took some fourth down chances to prove that they still have the desire to win.
Next up the Falcons will travel to take on New Mexico for the 31st time and lead the series 20-10.