When the odds makers started making the line for the Air Force Falcons' game against the Boise St. Broncos, the former wasn't shown much respect since they were underdogs by 30 points. The Falcons kept the game close at times and always had the Broncos on alert. Still, all that resulted in was a 37-26 loss.
The Falcons went down early to the Broncos after Kellen Moore threw a touchdown on the first drive of the game, but momentum shifted in the second quarter when Broncos running back Doug Martin fumbled the ball. Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson completed a 90-yard drive by punching the ball in from the one-yard line.
Down 20-10 at halftime, the Falcons went on to bring the game to within seven points on two different occasions. However, the Broncos answered back each time the Falcons scored. But the Falcons rushing attack frustrated the Broncos defense all day long, including several long downs converted into firsts. The team collectively rushed for 275 yards, including 104 by Mike DeWitt.
Tim Jefferson was just 6-of-14 for 132 yards and a touchdown, but he also had two touchdown runs. Kellen Moore, on the other hand, was 23-of-29 for 282 yards and three touchdowns. He picked up his 45th career win, tying Texas Longhorns quarterback Colt McCoy.
The 7-0 Broncos take next Saturday off while the 3-4 Falcons receive a breather with New Mexico on the slate for next week.
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