Simulating the Commanders’ Classic: Air Force vs. Army
The NCAA 14 Video Game Says Air Force loses to Army 26-7
The sim has spoken, and it’s not good news for the Air Force faithful. According to the simulated game efforts via the NCAA Football video game, the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy eludes Colorado Spring’s for yet another season. Not only did the Falcons lose to their rivals from West Point, but it came in pretty dominant fashion, falling 26-7. A far cry from the favor the simulation showed them in their matchup against Navy earlier this year.
Getting held to just seven points, the Air Force offense was shut down by Army. I guess the simulation scenario didn’t get the news that Jeff Monken’s defense was supposed to be about as bad as it gets when defending the run. Not so much, as the Black Knights held Air Force to just 84 rush yards on the day! Offensively, Army had their way as well, rolling up a total yards advantage to the tune of 341 to 189. If that were to happen, this could realistically wind up being the final score.
Not surprising, the players of the game were Andre Carter II and Tyhier Tyler for Army. Haaziq Daniels and T.D. Blackmon were the standouts for the Falcons. Quarterback and linebacker play impacting the outcome could be expected when you look at these two teams.
The turnover advantage also went to Army, which has been the case in recent years when they’ve met on the field. And while the difference on the scoreboard has been far more marginal, the results have been pretty much the same. Turnovers are not your friend Air Force!
Thankfully, these are just simulations, and the real results have to be rendered on the field. If your interested in checking out our real preview for the Commanders’ Classic game, check it out here.
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