AIR FORCE ACADEMY, CO — Fullback Brad Roberts ran for 174 yards
and three touchdowns to lead Air Force to a 41-10 nonconference victory
Saturday over Colorado before 46,692 at Falcon Stadium.
Air Force put up 443 yards, with 435 coming on the ground. This marks
consecutive games won over the Buffaloes. Air Force last defeated
Colorado in Boulder in 2019. Colorado has opened the season 0-2 for the
first time since 2012.
“It’s an awesome feeling (to beat Colorado),” Roberts said, who hails from
a Denver suburb and attended a few Buffalo games as a child. “We played
a really good game, and our defense really stepped up to the plate.”
With the win, Air Force improves to 2-0 on the season.
At halftime, Air Force led 20-10. The game turned in the third quarter when
Air Force scored 21 straight points. After a late second-quarter field goal,
Colorado’s final six drives: fumble, turnover on downs, punt, turnover on
downs, punt, punt.
“Today was a disappointing performance,” Colorado head coach Karl
Dorrell said. “We didn’t play well. We didn’t play to our capabilities. …
We’ve got to continue this work and develop this football team. It’s
unfortunate, though, that we had a performance like that.”
Roberts led the rushing attack with 24 carries. John Lee Eldridge III carried
eight times for 88 yards and a touchdown.
Colorado’s Deion Smith carried 11 times for 59 yards and a touchdown.
“I’m trying to make (fullback) hip again,” Roberts said. “I love being a
fullback, especially the way we run our fullbacks in this offense. It is
Next week, Colorado travels to Minnesota. Air Force travels to Wyoming on
Friday to open Mountain West Conference play.