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Getz gains 200 yards, again

DAVID RAMSEY Updated: October 6, 2012 at 12:00 am

Cody Getz became the first player in Air Force history to collect three 200-yard rushing game in a season. Getz rushed for 204 yards against Navy, 218 yards against Idaho State and 222 yards against CSU.

Getz also is the first Air Force player since Beau Morgan (1995) to rush for more than 100 yards in five straight games. He has 887 yards in this five-game season, the most in five games since Chad Hall gained 964 yards in 2007.

Getz is the second player in Mountain West Conference history to record three 200-yard games in a season. San Diego State’s Larry Ned had three games over 200 in 2001.

INJURY REPORT

Linebacker Josh Kusan is out for “at least” six weeks with a knee injury suffered against CSU, coach Troy Calhoun said. “That’s minimum,” Calhoun said.

Offensive tackle Jason Kons started against Navy. He had missed two games after suffering from mononucleosis.

FUMBLE TROUBLE

Air Force lost three fumbles in the second quarter, allowing Navy to take a 10-7 halftime lead. The Falcons fumbled four times (losing two) against CSU.

“We got to get it fixed,” Calhoun said. “We’re repeating the same thing. That means we’re not working enough at it.”

FUTURE OF SERIES

Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo caused a stir in January when he hinted the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy competition might be nearing an end. Navy was joining the Big East Conference and faced scheduling complications when Niumatalolo said the Army and Notre Dame games were more important to him than the Air Force game.

He backed away from those comments last week.

“Air Force is one of our two rivals,” Niumatalolo said after referring to Army as Navy’s other rival. “All of that stuff is never going to change.”

NUMBERS

Air Force is 6-5 all-time in overtime games and 3-2 in overtime games at Falcon Stadium. … Air Force has scored in 238 straight games.

David Ramsey

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