WEST POINT, New York (Ticker) -- Air Force took to the ground en route to a 49-30 victory over winless Army in a matchup of service academies.
Anthony Butler ran for four 84 yards and a touchdown - one of four Falcons to gain at least 66 yards rushing - as Air Force (7-3) notched its 13th victory in 14 games against Army (0-9).
Air Force, which manhandled Navy on October 5, 48-7, clinched its 16th Commander-in-Chief's Trophy with the victory over the Black Knights.
Quarterback Chance Harridge rushed for 76 yards, Darnell Stephens 75 and Leotis Palmer 66 and one score for the Falcons, who outgained the Black Knights on the ground, 380-149, and held the ball for nearly 36 minutes.
Harridge was 5-of-9 for 108 yards and a touchdown and running back Palmer threw a 43-yard TD pass to Joe Schieffer 1:48 into the contest to put the Falcons on the board first. Air Force took the lead for good, 9-7, on a team safety with 2:32 to play in the first quarter.
Joey Ashcroft kicked a career-high four field goals, including a 38-yarder just before halftime that gave the Falcons a 29-17 advantage at halftime. Air Force led by double digits thereafter.
Josh Holden and Carlton Jones each ran for two scores for Army, which has lost six straight meetings with Air Force.