AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Calvin Tyler Jr. raced 61 yards for the go-ahead landing with slightly below 4 minutes to play to carry Utah State to a 49-45 win over Air Power within the Mountain West Convention opener Saturday night time.
The Aggies, who had only one win a 12 months in the past, gained their third straight sport to open the season for the primary time since 1978.
Tyler carried 19 instances for 132 yards and two touchdowns to steer Utah State whereas Logan Bonner accomplished 21 of 34 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. Andrew Peasley threw three second-half landing passes, together with a 72-yard bomb to Deven Thompkins with 9:51 to go to tug the Aggies inside a landing of the Falcons, 45-40.
Air Power took a 10-0 lead within the first quarter, however Bonner engineered a 13-play, 71-yard drive capped by Tyler’s first landing, then drove the Aggies 92 yards in 11 performs on their subsequent sequence, giving them a 13-10 lead after hitting Brandon Bowling from six-yards out.
Haaziq Daniels linked with Micah Davis on a 56-yard landing move within the second quarter to place Air Power again in entrance and Dane Kinamon scored simply earlier than intermission to place the Falcons in entrance, 24-13.
Bonner led the Aggies on one other lengthy drive to start out the second half, hitting Justin McGriff with a 24-yard scoring move to make it 24-20.
Emmanuel Michel had landing runs of 51- and 55-yards within the third quarter to place the Falcons up 38-34 going into the ultimate interval, and Daniels pushed the result in 45-34 with a 39-yard landing sprint.
Peasley answered with a three-play drive capped by his bomb to Thompkins.
Thompkins completed with 9 catches for 188 yards for Utah State and Bowling pulled in 9 for 136.
Daniels led Air Power (2-1) with 182 yards on 6-of-12 passing and added 95 yards on 13 carries. Michel carried 11 instances for 133 yards and Brad Roberts carried 21 instances for 113.
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