Falcons Hold Off Wyoming, 20-14
Sept. 25, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Air Force thrives in fourth quarters and on fourth down.
Wyoming (1-3, 0-1 Mountain West Conference) blocked the extra point after Jefferson put the Falcons up 20-14 with 3:41 remaining, but Air Force forced a turnover on the Cowboys' next possession when Jon Davis recovered a fumble by Wyoming's David Leonard.
Air Force (3-1, 2-0) then ran out the last 2:50.
Last weekend, a 14-0 run by Air Force in the fourth quarter made Oklahoma sweat in Norman. This time two fourth quarter touchdowns was enough to come away with a victory.
Coach Troy Calhoun praised his players' resilience.
"You've got to continuously be able to be the lions and tigers and be able to scent some food out there," Calhoun said.
Air Force made fourth downs count, too, converting 4 of 5 times to keep critical drives moving against Wyoming (1-3, 0-1).
"Whatever it takes, we have a mental mindset that we're going to make things happen. We had some big first downs," Tew said.
Jefferson finished with 94 yards rushing. The Falcons finished with 374 yards rushing, a bit less than their best-in-the-nation rushing average.
Alvester Alexander ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns for Wyoming, which had 174 yards rushing and ran the ball better than its last two games, blowout losses to Texas and Boise State.
"Our schemes were good on both sides of the ball. Our players worked hard from start to finish," Cowboys coach Dave Christensen said. "We just have to be a bit more physical."
Austyn Carta-Samuels threw 6 of 11 for 66 yards and had 60 yards rushing for Wyoming. Jefferson also threw for 66 yards and was 5 of 12.
Air Force dialed things up after Wyoming got ahead in the third quarter. Alexander snaked in from 9 yards out to put the Cowboys up 14-7.
"We definitely felt the urgency to put points back on the board at around that point in the game," Jefferson said.
Air Force tied the game 14-14 on a 9-yard run by Nathan Walker a few minutes into the fourth. A 42-yard punt return by Ghaali Muhammad was about all that Wyoming could muster on its next brief possession.
An 80-yard Air Force drive followed, including a 5-yard run by Tew on fourth down and, ultimately, the Falcons' winning touchdown.
The game was tied 7-7 at halftime.
Wyoming was first to score when Alexander ran in a 1-yard TD. Air Force scored on a 4-yard run by Tew with 2:24 left in the half.
- Men's Sports
- Women's Sports
Wednesday, Jan 18 Sport Opp/Event Time Media Men's Basketball at Nevada 7:00 PM Live Stats Women's Basketball vs Nevada 7:00 PM Radio: Xtra Sports 1300 AM http://www.xtrasports1300.com/
Watch Live Livestats
Thursday, Jan 19 Sport Opp/Event Time Media Track vs Air Force Invitational 11:00 AM Friday, Jan 20 Sport Opp/Event Time Media Track vs Air Force Invitational 9:00 AM Boxing vs Friday Night Fights 4:30 PM Men's Tennis vs Northern Colorado 6:00 PM Wrestling at Stanford 6:30 PM Men's Ice Hockey at Robert Morris 7:05 PM Watch Live
Saturday, Jan 21 Sport Opp/Event Time Media Men's Basketball at UNLV 3:00 PM Live Stats Women's Basketball vs UNLV 4:00 PM Watch Live Livestats Men's Tennis vs Colorado State-Pueblo 9:00 AM Women's Tennis at Tennessee 10:00 AM Track vs Air Force Invitational 11:00 AM Men's Swimming at UNLV 12:00 PM Women's Swimming at UNLV 12:00 PM Men's Gymnastics at Minnesota 2:30 PM Women's Gymnastics vs Sacramento State 6:00 PM Watch Live Men's Tennis vs Abilene Christian 6:00 PM Men's Ice Hockey at Robert Morris 7:05 PM Watch Live
Rifle vs Colorado Rifle Junior Olympic Qualifier All Day Sunday, Jan 22 Sport Opp/Event Time Media Women's Tennis vs Chattanooga 10:00 AM Wrestling at Cal Poly 12:00 PM Tuesday, Jan 24 Sport Opp/Event Time Media Men's Basketball vs San Diego State 7:00 PM Live Stats Wednesday, Jan 25 Sport Opp/Event Time Media Women's Basketball at San Diego State 6:30 PM Livestats Friday, Jan 27 Sport Opp/Event Time Media Women's Tennis at Nebraska-Omaha 9:00 AM Men's Swimming vs AFA Diving Invitational 9:00 AM Women's Swimming vs AFA Diving Invitational 9:00 AM Women's Tennis at Nebraska 5:00 PM Men's Ice Hockey vs Army West Point 7:05 PM Watch Live
Listen Live Live Stats
Boxing at WAC Main Event 8:00 PM Saturday, Jan 28 Sport Opp/Event Time Media Men's Swimming vs AFA Diving Invitational 9:00 AM Men's Tennis vs Montana State 11:00 AM Men's Gymnastics vs Army West Point 12:00 PM Watch Live Men's Tennis vs UMKC 5:00 PM Men's Ice Hockey vs Army West Point 5:05 PM Watch Live
Listen Live Live Stats
Men's Swimming at Denver (Sprint Championships) 6:30 PM Women's Swimming at Denver 6:30 PM Boxing at WAC Main Event 8:00 PM Women's Swimming vs AFA Diving Invitational 9:00 PM Track at New Mexico Collegiate Invitational TBA Sunday, Jan 29 Sport Opp/Event Time Media Wrestling vs All Academy Championships 10:00 AM Men's Tennis vs Grand Canyon 11:00 AM Women's Gymnastics at Centenary College 1:00 PM
- About Us
- Contact Us
- From the Director
- Mission Statement
- Staff Directory
- General Releases
- USAFA Home
- Cadet Service Page
- Team Service Page
- Facility Policy/Hours
- Facility Use Scheduling
- Hall of Fame
- Hall of Excellence
- Ice Rink Schedules
- Intramural Sports
- Physical Education
- Sports Camps
- Sports Medicine
- Falcon Fuel
- Stadium Rental
- Event Information
- Athletic Complex Map
- Fan Guide
- Football Gameday
- Handicap Parking Info
- Tailgate Info - Fans
- Venue Entry Policies
- Spirit Teams
- Anthem Singers
- Bands at Basketball
- Basketball Ball Kid
- Birthday Parties
- Dining Club
- Donation Requests
- Fan Engagement
- IMG College
- Kid Force
- Lodging Club
- Lodging Partners
- NGWSD Clinic
- Play4Kay Game
- Wheel Club
- PRIDE CLUB