So much for defense in this game as both squads march down the field in their first possession and score touchdowns. In the first series BYU's quarterback Riley Nelson drove down the field at ease and lead the Cougars to an early 7-0. BYU used their running game to attack the Falcon defense and ran the ball on nine of their twelve plays for 53 yards, with Riley Nelson rushing for 47 of those yards as well completing a key 16 yard pass which put BYU on the one yard line. Then on the proceeding play J.J. DiLuigi punched the ball in from the one to put BYU up 7-0.
Air Force proceeded to take the ball and score in five plays with Air Force's Tim Jefferson throwing a 37 yard strike to Mikel Hunter. Passing is a bit of a novelty at Air Force, but the touchdown was set up by running back Asher Clark rushing twice for 35 yards on the drive.