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NCAA Game Summary - Wyoming at Air Force



(Saturday, September 21)

Final Score: Wyoming 56, Air Force 23

USAFA, CO (Sports Network) - Brett Smith racked up 511 total yards and five touchdowns as the Wyoming Cowboys routed the Air Force Falcons, 56-23, in a Mountain West Conference battle at Falcon Stadium.

Smith threw for 373 yards and four scores on 35-of-41 pass and also rushed for 138 yards and an additional score on the ground for Wyoming (3-1, 1-0 MWC). Dominic Rufran caught eight passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns, Robert Herron had nine receptions for 94 yards and a score and Tanner Gentry brought in nine passes for 79 yards.

Jon Lee rushed for a team-high 82 yards on eight carries for Air Force (1-3, 0-3). Jaleel Awini had 68 yards and a touchdown on the ground and also completed 11-of-18 pass attempts for 89 yards.

On its first drive of the game, Air Force was able to get into the end zone when Awini scored on a 33-yard touchdown run.

Wyoming responded on its next drive with a seven-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Rufran. The big play of the drive was a 74-yard run by Smith.

Air Force pushed itself back into the lead with a 33-yard field goal from Will Conant on the Falcons' next possession.

Wyoming would take its first lead of the game with 4:05 left in the first quarter. After the Cowboys forced a turnover on downs from the Falcons, Smith threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Rufran.

The Cowboys' advantage grew to 21-10 early in the second quarter when Shaun Wick scored on a six-yard touchdown run.

On the ensuing kickoff LaCoste fumbled the ball and Wyoming recovered. That set up a four-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Jalen Claiborne seven plays later.

Air Force put a stop to Wyoming's scoring streak with a six-yard touchdown run from Anthony LaCoste.

However Wyoming would put 14 points on the board before the half with a six- yard touchdown run from Smith and a 10-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Herron.

Wick scored on a three-yard touchdown run on Wyoming's first drive of the second half. After the score the Cowboys' lead ballooned to 49-17.

The Falcons cut into their deficit early in the fourth quarter on a 38-yard touchdown pass from Karson Roberts to Jalen Robinette. However the two-point conversion attempt failed.

The Falcons' slim comeback chances were dealt a fatal blow on the Cowboys' next possession, as Tedder Easton scored on a two-yard touchdown run.

Wyoming had 10 more first downs than Air Force (34-24) while having 622 total yards of offense to 473 by the Falcons. Wyoming scored touchdowns on all seven of its red zone chances while Air Force did so on just 2-of-3 trips.

09/22 03:04:50 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
Final
BOS 6
BAL 5
11:05am Today
BOS
BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
ARI
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
TEX
 
10:10pm Tonight
SEA
HOU
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CHI 93
WAS 102
Final
HOU 120
POR 122
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
Final
MON 3
TAM 2
Final
SJS 7
LOS 2
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
COL
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
9:30pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR