Oct 30, 2010 11:05 PM by Jordan Mason
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Utah's defense forced five turnovers and stopped the Falcons twice on downs in the final quarter, helping the eighth-ranked Utes hold off Air Force for a 28-23 win Saturday to set up a showdown with No. 4 TCU next weekend.
Safety Greg Bird came up with one big hit after another and Eddie Wide scored twice as the Utes ran their record to 8-0 for the third time in the last seven years.
Utah (5-0 Mountain West) will face its biggest challenge so far this season when it hosts TCU next Saturday, a marquee matchup between two hopeful BCS busters.
Tim Jefferson threw for 201 yards and ran for another 67 as the Falcons (5-4, 3-3) dropped their third straight game. He also threw two interceptions.
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