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Sep 11, 2010 8:10 PM by Jordan Mason

Falcons end 6-game skid 35-14 over BYU

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Mikel Hunter scored twice and Air Force's defense caused three turnovers, helping the Falcons snap a six-game slide against BYU with a 35-14 win Saturday in the final conference meeting between the rivals.

The Cougars are leaving the Mountain West after this season to become an independent and no future dates with Air Force have been set.

This showdown had been quite one-sided of late, with the Cougars winning by an average of 19 points since 2004. But the Falcons (2-0, 1-0 MWC) turned the tables, taking the lead just before
halftime and outscoring BYU 14-0 in the second half.

Air Force entered the game with the nation's top rushing offense and had the option offense cranked up against the Cougars (1-1, 0-1), rushing for 409 yards.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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