Utah State-Air Force Live Coverage

The Deseret News provides live coverage of tonight’s game between Utah State and the Air Force. Follow updates throughout the night.

Final

Led by 11 in the fourth quarter, the Aggies controlled the fourth quarter for the third time in three games this season to claim the win and remain unbeaten at 3-0.

Andrew Peasley joined Deven Thompkins for 72 yards with just under 10 minutes left, then Utah State converted a 2-point try to cut the deficit to three.

Aggie’s defense who had struggled much of the night to get saves eventually got one, forcing a punt on the possession that followed, and Calvin Tyler Jr. broke free for a touchdown of 61 yards to give Utah State the lead.

Defensive leader Justin Rice then forced a fumble with 2:30 left, and the Aggies were able to run under time.

Third quarter

In 15 minutes that was an outright shootout, Air Force scored three-to-two touchdowns for Utah State to take an 11-point advantage in the fourth quarter.

Utah State started scoring to reduce its deficit to four at 24-20, and the teams went back and forth until it was 31-27 Falcons. The Aggies then got a save and scored on a connection from Andrew Peasley at Brandon Bowling to take the lead.

The Air Force responded with a touchdown to regain the lead and 38-34 before the fourth quarter on a 55-yard run from Emmanuel Michel.

Second quarter

Things got off to a good start for the Aggies in the second quarter as linebacker Justin Rice intercepted a pass in the red zone and Utah State ran for 92 yards in 11 games for a touchdown as Logan Bonner connected with Brandon Bowling, although the extra point was missed.

The Air Force responded with its own touchdown, again using a big pass to get it as Haaziq Daniels connected with Micah Davis for a 56-yard score.

Utah State then had the top three on and off for either team, and the Falcons responded with a dominating 16-play, 75-yard touchdown in which the Aggies never really had a answer to stop them.

For halftime, the Air Force has 305 yards of offense against 241 for Utah State. The Aggies have been penalized seven times and the Falcons only twice.

First shift

In a rather quick first quarter, both teams had some positive points offensively as the Air Force took a 10-7 lead.

The Falcons entered the board early with a touchdown that was set up with rare passing play by optional offense. The Aggies moved the ball well in the possession that followed, but got no points.

After the Air Force found itself with a short field goal in its next practice, Utah State responded with a 13-game practice that ended with a one-yard touchdown from Calvin Tyler Jr.

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