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Oct 21, 2009 5:15 AM by Jordan Mason

A tale of two quarterbacks

After scoring only ten points against Wyoming on Saturday, Air Force football continues to search for an answer on offense.

Tim Jefferson hasn't look like the reigning Mountain West Freshman of the Year since injuring his ankle a month ago in New Mexico.

Against Navy, the Falcons failed to score an offensive touchdown for the second time this season.

"We were averaging around 35 points per game and the last two games," said Jefferson after losing to Navy 16-13 on October 3. "We haven't scored an offensive touchdown, so we're going to have to get that ship righted."

That ship is still sinking. So enter sophomore QB Connor Dietz. He has been Air Force's most-used quarterback the past month.

His falcon teammates say he's quite the contrast to the soft-spoken Jefferson.

"In the offensive huddles, he's smacking people around," said Air Force fullback Jared Tew. He's pretty much screaming at everyone and saying, we're going to go down there and get a touchdown."

"My way is to get everybody into it, whether they're into the game or not in the game," said Dietz.

But Dietz's verbal assault to the Falcons players hasn't exactly translated to a vertical assault for the Falcons offense. Air Force has just seven offensive touchdowns in six games against division 1A opponents.

Coach Troy Calhoun says with more experience will come more offense.

The more they play, the more they practice, the more productivity that will come," said Calhoun.

Calhoun has not said who will get the start at Utah. Air Force and Utah kickoff Saturday at 2 p.m.

 

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