Does a 49-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Halderman sound like atonement? Tim Jefferson sure hopes so.
After forcing a Utah three-and-out that included a personal foul and a rare sideline interference penalty, Air Force capitalized with a one-play drive that featured that Jefferson-to-Halderman hookup and a touchdown that cut the Utah lead to 28-23 after a failed two-point conversion.
Suddenly, it doesn't seem like Utah will be running away with anything in Colorado Springs, save maybe its tail between its legs. The Utes haven't recorded a first down in the fourth quarter, and could use an extended drive and some points to either put the Falcons away or put enough distance between the two teams to not be looking at a late comeback of their own.
Suddenly, it seems like all that time Utah ran off the clock with those long drives might not have been enough to stave off a rally.