Air Force used a second-half comeback to beat the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday night, 28-27, at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, WY.
Trailing at one point 21-7, and 24-14 at the half, the Falcons would score 14 unanswered points in the third and fourth quarter to take a one-point lead over the Cowboys. Wyoming would turn the ball over on downs with 5:35 remaining, which led to Air Force running out the clock thanks to a 3rd-and-10 conversion at the Wyoming 43.
Wyoming dominated most of the game on the stats sheet, allowing just 12 first downs to Air Force through three quarters. In the game, the Cowboys outgained the Falcons 447-371.
Box Score Hero: Air Force quarterback Connor Dietz put up 233 yards of total offense, going 7-of-9 for 141 yards and two touchdowns and adding 92 yards rushing on 14 carries.
But Did They Cover? Air Force did not cover, going into the game as 6.5-point favorites.
Air Force trailed, 24-14, after the first half and allowed a field goal on a 59-yard opening drive by the Cowboys. Jon Lee's 2-yard touchdown run near the end of the third would bring the Falcons back to within six points, capping a 95-yard drive in 12 plays.
Falcons quarterback Connor Dietz is 5-of-7 passing for 110 yards and two touchdowns so far in the game, with both touchdowns coming in the first half. Dietz also added 80 yards on the ground, getting an average of 8 yards each on ten carries. Running back Cody Getz had 41 yards on ten carries.
Wyoming has outgained Air Force 416-292 in the game, with both teams turning the ball over once. The Falcons have managed just 12 first downs in the game, compared to 24 for the Cowboys.