Air Force leads Cal, 21-14, at halftime of the Armed Forces Bowl.
The Falcons went up 21-0 by scoring on their first three possessions, but Cal rallied behind backup quarterback Kevin Riley, a freshman.
To be honest, I’m pretty impressed and surprised that Cal mounted a comeback.
The Golden Bears entered the game having lost six of their previous seven, including three in a row. I figured if Air Force built an early lead Cal would put a stamp on this game and mail it in.
But the Bears haven’t. Riley has looked very good, as have his speedy receivers, and the Cal defense seems to have woken up.
Air Force will get the ball first in the second half. If the Falcons can mount a scoring drive, they might be able to re-establish control. But if they are forced to punt and Cal gets a chance to tie the game early in the third quarter, look out.