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With career day vs. Army, Air Force’s Timothy Jackson is this week’s C.I.C. MVP

Jackson ran for a career-high 155 yards and a touchdown for the Falcons.

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Maybe next year, Army.

Or maybe not.

Because next year, Timothy Jackson is still going to be around for the Air Force Falcons and on Saturday, the Army Black Knights didn’t have an answer for him.

Jackson, the sophomore fullback, is this here blog’s Commander-In-Chief MVP this week after rushing for a career-high 155 yards and a touchdown in a 17-13 win over Army. Jackson toted the ball 20 times and was never tackled behind the line of scrimmage, averaging a seven-yards-per-carry average. His longest rush of the day was for 40 yards.

While he was stiff-arming and running over would-be Army tacklers, Jackson also set an Air Force record on Saturday, becoming the first fullback in school history to rush for at least 100 yards in four straight games. He’s been a roll lately, rushing for 117 yards vs. Fresno State, 113 yards against Hawaii and a 148 yards against Utah State.

The 6-foot-3 native of Vacaville, California is listed as weighing just 190 pounds on Air Force’s roster, but he looked as unstoppable as tractor trailer rolling downhill Saturday. Army defenders bounced off of him like ping-pong balls. Like ants flocking to a pile of sugar, Jackson just kept coming right at them.

Honorable mentions

Other players of note in Service Academy football this weekend included Air Force’s Jordan Jackson, who led the Falcons’ defense with nine tackles and a sack. Jackson, however, was also disqualified for a targeting foul.

For Army, quarterback Jabari Laws threw for 214 yards and a touchdown on 9-of-11 passing. Elijah Riley had 11 tackles, an interception and 1.5 tackles for losses.

In Navy’s dominant win over UConn, senior quarterback Malcolm Perry shined, totaling 273 yards of offense and three touchdowns. Jamale Carothers rushed for 65 yards and three touchdowns on just eight carries. On defense, Jackson Perkins had six tackles, a stop in the backfield, a pass breakup and an interception.