Air Force fell on Saturday night, 38-35, to the UNLV Rebels in Las Vegas, Nevada to go to 1-2 on the season.
The Falcons rushed to a 28-17 lead at the half, thanks to a last-minute touchdown by Connor Dietz. The Falcons had controlled most of the game to that point, rushing for well over 200 yards by the half yet showing cracks defensively.
UNLV would score on three consecutive drives in the second half, 21 unanswered points that gave the Rebels a 38-28 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Dietz would rush for yet another score with just under five minutes remaining, yet the Falcons would be unable to stop the Rebels from running out most of the clock as time expired in the game.
Air Force would get the ball back with 1:03 remaining, but failed to get the ball past midfield.
Cody Getz would lead the Air Force rushing attack with 113 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, while Connor Dietz added 68 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carriers. Air Force would total 352 yards rushing in the game.
Nick Sherry lead the UNLV offense, going 23-of-32 for 250 yards a touchdown and an interception. Bradley Randle had three toucdowns and 66 yards on 20 carries, while Tim Cornett added a touchdown and 114 yards on 17 carries for the Rebels.
Air Force heads back home next week, welcoming Colorado State to Falcon Stadium. Kick off is set for 12 p.m. MT.
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