AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Senior Wes Cobb ran for a career-high 152 yards and a touchdown in place of injured Cody Getz, and Air Force stymied Stefphon Jefferson in a 48-31 victory over UNR on Friday in the first meeting between the Mountain West Conference schools.
The Falcons (5-3, 4-1) snapped a four-game road winning streak by the Wolf Pack (6-3, 3-2) and held Jefferson to 93 yards – 63 below his nation-leading average – six days after surrendering a conference-record 338 yards to New Mexico’s Kasey Carrier.
The Falcons rushed for 461 yards, including 96 by Jon Lee, 76 by Ty MacArthur and 68 by quarterback Connor Dietz, who scored on a 1-yard run and also threw two long touchdown passes while going 6-for-7 for 139 yards.
The Falcons limited Jefferson to 22 yards on nine first-half carries and took a 31-21 lead into the locker room after scoring on five of their six drives.
Air Force turned the ball over on its first possession of the second half and Jefferson made the Falcons pay with a 21-yard TD run.
Cobb, who topped his old career high of 83 yards set last year against Colorado State, restored the Falcons’ 10-point cushion with a 1-yard TD run with 4:17 left in the third.
■ Louisville 34, Cincinnati 31 – John Wallace kicked a 30-yard field goal in overtime to lift the No. 16 Cardinals (8-0, 3-0 Big East) over the Bearcats after an attempt to ice the redshirt kicker went horribly wrong for Cincinnati.
Cincinnati (5-2, 1-1) got the ball first in OT, but Terrell Floyd intercepted Munchie Legaux’s floater in the end zone and the Cardinals drove 12 yards to set up Wallace’s kick.
Bearcats coach Butch Jones called timeout right before the field-goal attempt, and the high snap went through the holder’s hands. Jones just shrugged, and Wallace calmly drilled the ball through the uprights after the timeout to give Louisville the win.