Military Bowl – Dec 28 – Toledo defeats Air Force 42-41


A close game for the most part, However a costly fumble by Air Force during a two point conversion cost them the game. Tim Jefferson, the first quarterback in service academy history to lead his team to four consecutive bowl games, completed 13 of 22 passes for 159 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for Air Force (7-6).

Toledo‘s Adonis Thomas finished with 108 yards on 22 carries. Paul Hornung Award finalist Eric Page caught 13 passes for 59 yards, Page also returned a kick off  for 87-yard in the first half.

Bernard Reedy had  three touchdown of the game — a 37-yard catch, spin and run on a pass from Toledo quarterback Terrance Owens in the fourth quarter which gave Toledo a 42-35 lead with 5:01 remaining and put the Rockets (9-4) over the 40-point mark for a sixth straight game.

Bernard Reedy had a career-high 126 yards receiving on four catches and was named the game’s MVP. “You never know who’s going to step up. It’s fun to watch everybody catch and run with it.”

Air Force Senior Quarterback Tim Jefferson, Jr. #7 looks at the score board in disbelieve as the Falcons of Air Force fumble the ball during a two point conversion attempt that would cost them the game Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 at RFK Stadium in Washington DC.

Toledo Rockets Wide receiver Eric Page #12 returns a kick for 87 yards in the first quarter of the 2011 Military Bowl Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 at RFK Stadium in Washington DC

Toledo players celebrate on stage with the 2011 Military Bowl trophy after defeating Air Force 42-41 Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 at RFK Stadium in Washington DC.

 

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