Football Bowl Subdivision
WEEKLY SCHEDULE
12345
678910
1112131415
161718

NCAA Game Summary - Nevada at Air Force



(Friday, October 26th)

Final Score: Air Force 48, Nevada 31

Colorado Springs, CO (Sports Network) - Connor Dietz threw for two scores and rushed for another, as Air Force took down Nevada, 48-31, at Falcon Stadium.

In the first-ever meeting between these now Mountain West Conference foes, Air Force (5-3, 4-1 MWC) amassed 600 total yards and held the nation's leading rusher in check to win its third straight game.

Dietz finished with 139 yards on 6-of-7 passes and added 68 rushing yards, while Wes Cobb led a balanced ground attack with 152 yards and a touchdown on 30 rushes.

Cody Fajardo totaled 211 passing yards, 68 rushing yards and three total TDs for the Wolf Pack (6-3, 3-2), who have dropped two straight following a five- game winning streak. Fajardo also threw an interception and completed 15-of-27 attempts.

Stefphon Jefferson carried the ball 20 times for 93 yards -- 63 below his nation-leading average coming in.

After a slow first half, Jefferson got going in the third quarter and pulled Nevada within 31-28 with a 21-yard touchdown run 5:15 into the second half.

But, just as they did the entire game, Air Force countered with Cobb capping a 15-play, 75-yard drive with a 1-yard plunge over the goal line.

Nevada's Allen Hardison made it a one-possession game with a 26-yard field goal on the first play of the fourth quarter, though Dietz finished off another lengthy drive with a 1-yard TD run.

After forcing a three-and-out, the Falcons ran off five minutes of the clock before Parker Herrington sealed the win with a 20-yard field goal.

Earlier, Herrington snuck in a 45-yard try five minutes into the game.

Dietz fumbled on the Falcons' next drive, and Fajardo ran one in on 3rd-and- goal from the one after the turnover. Air Force scored on its next two possessions to regain the lead, as Mike DeWitt ran for an 8-yard TD and Dietz found Dontae Strickland for a 46-yard score off a play-action fake.

Fajardo called his own number again and scored from three yards out early in the second quarter, and Strickland answered with a 12-yard TD run.

A Fajardo-to-Aaron Bradley hookup of 14 yards cut Nevada's deficit to 24-21 with 2:52 on the clock, only to have Air Force score just before halftime. Six different players touched the ball on the Falcons' 6-play, 83-yard drive, culminating in Marcus Hendricks' 29-yard touchdown reception.

10/27 00:36:27 ET

You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You???ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here