The First Responder Bowl pitted the Air Force Falcons against the Louisville Cardinals at Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas, giving both teams an opportunity to close out the 2021 season with a win.
Our College Football America Yearbookstaff member Matthew Postins was at the game and shot our gallery. Air Force won the game, defeating Louisville, 31-28.
Cox’s photo gallery is on our Facebook page and photos of the game could end up in the 2022 edition of the Yearbook. The photos may also be used by the American Football Coaches Association for its web site, social media and publications.
Air Force’s Matthew Dapore kicked a 26-yard field goal with 5:28 left to make it 31-21 Air Force, a lead the Falcons were able to make stand, despite Cardinals touchdown with 2:57 left in the game.
Air Force quarterback Haaziq Daniels threw for 252 yards and two touchdowns in the game. Brad Roberts rushed for 77 yards, and Daniels rushed for another 29 yards and two touchdowns. Brandon Lewis had five receptions for 172 yards and two touchdowns.
Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham threw for 2017 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another 63 yards and a touchdown. Trevion Cooley rushed for a team-leading 92 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Harrell caught four passes for 80 yards and a touchdown.
The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.