Academy, CU – Senior Day at Falcon Stadium was all smiles after the Air Force Academy defeated the Wyoming Cowboys 20-6 to close out the season.
Air Force never trailed in this Mountain West match up and moved to 10-2 record over all and finishing 7-1 on conference play. They know will be looking forward to going bowling somewhere this December.
This was the Falcons seventh victory in a row closing out the season strong.
“We knew coming in they were one of the most physical teams in the Mountain West,” said DJ Hammond, who directed an offense that put up 305 total yards despite slogging away at 2.9 yards per carry. “We knew we had to grind it out and nothing would come easy.”
Air Force coach Troy Calhoun gameplan was run to set up the occasional pass today that allowed them to keep Wyoming guessing. The first quarter of play the Falcons held the ball 85% of the time with neither team scoring a point.
Hammond completed 5 of 6 pass for 121 yards with a touchdown to Ben Waters. Waters was the his main target catching 3 pass for 100 yards. But non sweeter than the 75 yard that sealed the deal for the victory.
“We both kind of came to the sideline begging for it to happen. We were able to execute. D.J. threw a perfect ball and blocking was outstanding.” said Waters.
In the second quarter the Falcons pushed Wyoming back on the goal line for Hammond to score on quarterback keeper for his 11 touchdown of the season. He lead his team with 15 rushes, the team ran the ball 56 times with the leading rusher being Kadin Remsberg with raked up 63 yards average 4.5 yards a carry.
Wyoming quarterback Levi Williams was sacked two time by the Falcons, and went 6/11 passing for a only 84 yards and he ran for another 88 yards on 15 carries. Accounting for over 50% of his team offense they never could punch it into the endzone.
Now both Wyoming and Air Force are bowl eligible and have to wait and see what’s next. The Falcons have will get chance to build on their first 10 win season.