Sports - Air Force

Oct 20, 2012 10:15 PM by Jordan Mason

Air Force tops New Mexico 28-23; Cobb scores 3 TDs

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Wes Cobb scored on a trio of 1-yard runs and Air Force overcame Kasey Carrier's Mountain West Conference-record 338 yards rushing with a 28-23 win over New Mexico on Saturday night.

The Falcons (4-3, 2-1) won despite losing Cody Getz, the nation's second-leading rusher, on their first snap when he appeared to aggravate a sprained left ankle.

Trailing by five, the Lobos (4-4, 1-2) reached the Air Force 12 after a strip by Tim Foley of receiver Ty MacArthur, but linebacker Alex Means, who earlier returned an interception for a touchdown, stuffed Lamaar Thomas for a 4-yard loss on fourth-and-4.

The Falcons chewed up the final 3:57 to secure their fifth straight win over New Mexico, which was trying to win back-to-back road games in conference play for the first time since 2007.

Carrier, who ran the ball 39 times, scored on runs of 1, 1 and 37 yards and was chased down after runs of 68 and 59 yards that set up New Mexico's first two scores.

»Comments

»Topics in this article

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4