Air Force kicker, defense pave way to 40-7 win over Navy

Falcons win opening leg of Commander in Chief’s Trophy
Published: Oct. 3, 2020 at 9:13 PM MDT
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AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Tevye Schuettpelz-Rohl tied a school record with four field goals, Air Force’s hastily reconstructed defense stymied Navy’s offense and the Falcons opened their season with a 40-7 win over the Midshipmen.

The Falcons took a big first step toward capturing the coveted Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy between the service academies. Schuettpelz-Rohl hit from 48, 35, 32 and 40 yards in front of a crowd that consisted only of Air Force cadets given the COVID-19 restrictions. It’s the 11th time a Falcons kicker has made that many in a game.

Before the game, Navy announced starting quarterback Dalen Morris was out for health reasons not related to COVID-19. Navy never found its groove on offense.

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