After staging a feel-good comeback Saturday to force overtime against Air Force, Navy took the lead for the first time on a 1-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Kriss Proctor. Then came a penalty that Proctor, his teammates and Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo probably won't forget. Proctor was called for unsportsmanlike conduct, forcing a long extra-point kick that was blocked by Air Force's Alex Means. Then the Falcons used a 1-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Tim Jefferson and an extra point by kicker Parker Herrington to pull out a 35-34 victory before 37,506 fans. Despite rallying from an 18-point deficit in the fourth quarter, the Midshipmen (2-2) walked off the field angry and disappointed. "The game should not come down to a call like that," said Navy fullback Alexander Teich, who ran for 148 yards on 35 carries. "We worked so hard. To have a call like that was pitiful. It was horrible." Referee Mike Defee later explained the penalty by saying, "The Navy player got in the face of an Air Force player right after the play." Niumatalolo and Proctor were furious. "Everything was going our way until the penalty," Niumatalolo said. "That is an unfortunate call to make in a hard-fought game. It's a service academy game with two teams who will be serving their country. It was a huge penalty; it changed everything. I hope those guys can sleep well tonight." Said Proctor: "I got up and started to head to our sideline. Some guy got in my way and I said, 'Move.' Then the referee made the call." The penalty forced Navy to kick its extra point from 35 yards out. Jon Teague's conversion attempt struck the left hand of Means. After the blocked kick, the Falcons (3-1) moved quickly into position for the win. Air Force has beaten Navy twice in a row following seven consecutive defeats in the series, but this one was unlike all the rest. The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/afa/ci_19022272#ixzz28Mp2cTka I'm sure Navy is bringing everything they have against us Saturday. It should be a good one. Go Air Force!