Pearson put Air Force (4-1) ahead for good on a 3-yard TD pass to Garrett Griffin in the third quarter.
Falcons to face Rice on Dec. 29 in Forth Worth, Texas. Game televised by ESPN.
Kickoff this Saturday, Nov. 24, is 12:30 PST at Bulldog Stadium.
Final home game of the season
Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 at Falcon Stadium. Game to be televised by ESPN2.
Football, USATSI Gallery -- 11/8/14
USATSI Gallery -- 10/18/14
Air Force football
Air Force 28, New Mexico 23
Air Force vs. Navy - AP Photos (10/6/12)
2013 - Played and started in all 12 games ... led the team in tackles with 92 ... led the team with two interceptions ... seven tackles at Colorado State ... nine tackles at New Mexico ... season- and team-best 12 tackles vs. Army ... also had a tackle for loss ... six tackles vs. Notre Dame ... nine tackles and a pass breakup vs. SDSU ... team-best-tying eight tackles at Navy ... eight tackles and his second interception of the season at Nevada ... also had two pass breakups ... six tackles and an interception at Boise State ... made interception in the end zone ... recorded a team-best 10 tackles vs. Colgate ... went over the 100-tackle mark for his career in the game ... five 10-plus tackle games in his.
2012 - Started all 13 games ... fourth on team with 91 tackles ... six tackles, a forced fumble and first career interception vs. San Diego State ... 12 tackles vs. Army ... team-high nine tackles and 1.5 TFL vs. Nevada ... team and career-high 20 tackles, 12 solo, vs. New Mexico, the most in the Calhoun era at Air Force ... eight tackles vs. Wyoming ... 12 tackles vs. Navy ... eight tackles vs. Colorado State ... two tackles in first-career game and start vs. Idaho State ... two tackles vs. Michigan ... two tackles vs. UNLV.
2011 - Played on the junior varsity.
High School - Lettered three years in football ... all-district all three years ... district defensive sophomore MVP ... academic all-district twice ... high school football coach was Mark Walker.
Personal - Son of Billy and Christina Spears ... has two siblings ... member of cadet squadron 23 ... major is behavioral science ... long-term goal is to be a teacher ... hobbies are working out and spending time with family and friends ... completed Operation Air Force last summer, in addition to working on the cadet cadre during survival training ... also completed astronautical engineering ... completed Operation Air Force in the summer of 2013 ... was on the leadership team for the courses during Basic Cadet Training.
Spears' Career Statistics