Colorado St. 8, Air Force 5
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) _ Fullback Leonice Brown ran 3 yards for the game’s only touchdown and the Colorado State defense held usually potent Air Force to 153 yards total offense in the Rams’ 8-5 victory Saturday.
Brown scored with 8:11 left in the first half and Anthoney Hill ran for the two-point conversion on a quarterback draw in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
The loss snapped Air Force’s six-game winning streak at Colorado State (1-1).
Air Force (1-1) had its wishbone attack held to 112 yards rushing. The Falcons had run up 524 yards of offense the week before against Division I-AA Indiana State.
The Rams held Air Force to only 90 yards in the first half, 70 on the ground, and didn’t allow a first down until 6:19 was left in the second quarter.
Air Force’s first points came on a safety when Colorado State attempted a punt and the ball was snapped over the kicker’s head and through the end zone.
The Falcons scored with 11 seconds left in the half when Chris MacInnis kicked a 23-yard field goal on third down to make it 8-5. The Falcons had to settle for the field goal because they had run out of timeouts after moving the ball from their 39 to the Colorado State 6 in their best drive of the day.
Air Force’s last chance at a victory ended on an interception by Kareem Ingram at the Air Force 22 with a minute left and the Rams ran out the clock.
Air Force held Colorado State to 114 yards rushing, but Hill threw for 204 yards.