The Air Force Falcons offense finally picked up steam in the second quarter, resulting in a 30-7 Falcons lead. After allowing a South Dakota touchdown to start the second quarter, the Falcons answered back with 16 straight points. Kicker Parker Herrington connected on a 45-yard field goal shortly after the opposing touchdown. Tim Jefferson followed with two touchdown runs.
Jefferson led the Falcons down the field 88 yards for his first touchdown. As expected, six of the seven plays before Jefferson's rushing touchdown were also on the ground. The lone pass to Jonathan Warzeka was incomplete. The Falcons forced the Coyotes into a three-and-out on the ensuing drive. Jefferson directed another run down the field as every play on the drive was a rush. Jefferson capped it with a three-yard touchdown.
Jefferson has 59 yards on 11 carries, the third-highest yardage total on the team. Can the Falcons continue this success in the second half?