The Air Force Falcons reached bowl eligibility on Saturday by defeating the Colorado St. Rams, 45-21. Unlike most FBS teams, the Falcons needed to win seven games to be eligible since the team scheduled two FCS teams this season. They won both of those games, but only one counted in the bowl criteria.
The Falcons scored 31 points in the second quarter to take a commanding 31-7 lead into halftime. In somewhat uncharacteristic fashion, the Falcons had three passing touchdowns. Tim Jefferson found Zack Kauth for touchdown passes of 33, 40 and 50 yards. Backup quarterback Cody Getz scored a rushing touchdown and Parker Herrington kicked a field goal to complete the quarter's scoring.
Asher Clark and Wes Cobb led the Falcons' rushing attack with 111 and 83 yards, respectively, out of the team's 344 rushing yards. Not to be outdone, though, was Colorado State's Chris Nwoke. He had 29 carries for 269 yards and two touchdowns. His longest run of the game was a 62-yarder for a score.
While the Falcons wait to go bowling, Colorado State must now decide if head coach Steve Fairchild should retain his job.