The final score probably looked better than what happened on the field for Air Force.
TCU was superior to Air Force. The Falcons’ 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter were mostly meaningless. The Horned Frogs were efficient on offense and pretty good on defense. The Falcons made too many mistakes.
The game was never really competitive.
“It was pretty much a two- or a three-touchdown game for the last three quarters,” Air Force coach Troy Calhoun said. “I thought there was a difference today. I thought the whole day, there was a difference. Whatever the final score ended up, the differential was probably even larger.”
Not much went right for the Falcons. Quarterback Tim Jefferson was pulled late in the third quarter, apparently for a minor injury. He didn’t meet with the media afterwards because he was having precautionary X-rays, although the undisclosed injury doesn’t appear serious.
Air Force has next week off, then has a winnable game against Tennessee State on Sept. 24 before beginning a difficult month of October.
“Thankfully we have this week off to try to regroup,” receiver Jonathan Warzeka said. “We still have 10 games, and a lot can happen. We’ll lick our wounds right now, but we’ll be all right.”