Falcon Run Game Too Much For UNLV in 45-17 Loss.
Nov. 19, 2011
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Asher Clark rushed for a career-high 169 yards, Wesley Cobb scored twice and Air Force kept its bowl hopes alive with a 45-17 win over UNLV on Saturday night.
Quarterback Tim Jefferson looked sharp in his return from a concussion as the Falcons (6-5, 2-4 Mountain West) beat the Rebels (2-8, 1-4) for a fifth straight time.
Dionza Bradford, UNLV's leading rusher, was held in check all evening. He finished with 20 yards. Quarterback Caleb Herring helped keep the Rebels close early with a 1-yard score in the second quarter to make it 14-10. But Air Force scored 31 straight points to turn the game into a rout.
Jefferson did most of his damage with his legs, rushing for 81 yards and a score. He also threw for 128 yards and another TD.
The Rebels have not won away from home since beating New Mexico 34-17 on Oct. 24, 2009.
Even though the Falcons won their sixth game of the season, they aren't quite bowl eligible since two of their wins came against FCS teams. They still have to beat rival Colorado State on the road in the season finale next weekend.