Air Force Falcons head coach Troy Calhoun shakes hands with Army Black Knights head coach Jeff Monken after a loss to Army at Empower Field at Mile High
USA; Army Black Knights defensive back Bo Nicolas-Paul (2) following his interception in the fourth quarter at Empower Field at Mile High
USA; Army Black Knights linebacker Brett Gerena (36) celebrates a victory against the Air Force Falcons at Empower Field at Mile High
USA; Army Black Knights defensive lineman Dre Miller (97) celebrates a win against the Air Force Falcons at Empower Field
Air Force Falcons quarterback Zac Larrier (9) is pulled down by Army Black Knights linebacker Jimmy Ciarlo (7) during the second half at Empower Field
USA; Army Black Knights quarterback Bryson Daily (13) celebrates after picking up a first down against the Air Force Falcons during the second half at Empower Field
Within a week, Army experienced a remarkable turnaround, transforming from a low point to a triumphant moment akin to reaching the summit of the Rocky Mountains.
The game unfolded with Army making a strong statement, scoring on its initial three possessions and surprising a home crowd of more than 52,000 Air Force supporters. Within the first 13 minutes, Army established a commanding 17-0 lead
In the pleasant warmth of a sunny Saturday afternoon at the historic Mile High Stadium, the Black Knights achieved a victory of monumental significance, standing out as one of the most notable triumphs in the past fifty years.
This is Army’s first win over an AP-ranked team in 53 tries since 1972 when the cadets beat Air Force. It’s only the second time Air Force has failed to score a touchdown in the last 20 years