The Air Force Falcons flew out of the gate at supersonic speed on Saturday against the South Dakota Coyotes, but hold just a 14-7 lead in the second quarter. On the first play of the game, the Falcons' Mikel Hunter rushed the ball for 80 yards and the team's first score in 2011.
The Falcons had to wait until late in the first quarter to score again. Wes Cobb pounded the ball in from the one-yard line, putting Air Force up by 14 points. The Coyotes, though, struck back in the second quarter with an early touchdown. Starting at their own 33-yard line, the Coyotes' Dante Warren connected with Will Powell for a 33-yard gain. Eventually they reached the five yard line, which allowed Warren to Dustin Nowotny in the end zone for a five-yard touchdown.
Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson is just 2-of-4 for 28 yards in the air and has 28 yards on the ground. This won't be the game we see him go wild in.