Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE
Every single one of Air Force's 68 plays on Friday night was of the running variety as the Falcons wore out Hawaii en route to a two-touchdown victory.
Instead, Air Force relied solely on its rushing attack to earn bowl eligibility. The Falcons gained 331 yards on the ground, led by Cody Getz's 21-carry, 118-yard effort. Getz found the end zone once, while Wes Cobb hit pay dirt on two occasions.
The Falcons' defense held Hawaii to just 37 rushing yards while barely allowing quarterbacks Jeremy Higgins and Sean Schroeder to eclipse the 125-yard mark. The Warriors were unable to get on the board for the remainder of the game after opening the scoring with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Higgins to Clark Evans. What's worse, the Warriors went the entire second half without so much as getting a first down.
The 6-5 Falcons will try to clinch a winning record for the season next weekend at Fresno State, while the 1-9 Warriors have UNLV on the schedule.