Air Force claims 17th Commander's trophy
When Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson was knocked to the Michie Stadium turf in West Point, N.Y., and out of the game against Army in the second quarter, he wasn't about to remain on the sideline.
Not with the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy within his grasp.
Jefferson scored twice and hit Jonathan Warzeka on touchdown passes of 53 and 63 yards, and the Air Force defense forced two turnovers the Falcons converted into touchdowns in a 42-22 victory to win that elusive piece of hardware - emblematic of supremacy among the three service academies - outright for the 17th time.
Navy had won the past seven CICs, but the Falcons beat the Middies 14-6 in October behind Jefferson's two touchdowns.
Saturday's victory gave Air Force (6-4) its first CIC trophy since 2002.
l MICHIGAN 67, ILLINOIS 65: In the highest scoring game in the history of Michigan football, the Wolverines' defense came up with the game-winning play.
Michael Shaw scored on a one-yard run, Tate Forcier threw a two-point conversion to Junior Hemingway and Michigan stopped the potential tying two-point try in a triple-overtime win over the Illini.
Mikel Leshoure ran for a touchdown to draw the Illini within two. On the conversion try, Michigan put a heavy rush on Nathan Scheelhaase, who flipped a desperation pass incomplete.
Michigan snapped a three-game losing streak and became bowl-eligible for the first time in Rich Rodriguez's three seasons.
l BYU 55, UNLV 7: Freshman Joshua Quezada scored the first three rushing touchdowns of his career and the Cougars' defense throttled the Rebels.
Quezada carried 13 times for 65 yards and scored in each of the first three quarters on runs of 13, 13 and 4 yards as BYU (4-5, 3-2 Mountain West) kept its bowl hopes alive.
UNLV (1-8, 1-4) managed only 144 yards of offense, 70 of them on the Rebels' final drive of the game.