AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — For the first time in more than a decade, the Air Force football team is 5-1.
The Falcons defeated Wyoming on Saturday night, 24-14, to improve to that mark for the first time since 2010. Air Force is now 2-1 in the Mountain West, while Wyoming dropped to 4-1 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
Ralston Valley alum Brad Roberts ran for 140 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries to lead the Air Force offense and was awarded a "Diesel Hat" as the toughest guy on the team.
"They just said I started to embody the 'diesel mentality,'" Roberts said. "I think my blocking has definitely increased over the games, and then just trying to get hard yards and keeping my feet moving, I think that's why I earned it."
QB Haaziq Daniels was 7-10 through the air and passed for a touchdown as well.
"If we can have a really good passing game, then that's also going to help with the running game. And we've got a QB like Ziq, so it's pretty nice," Roberts said.
Wyoming trailed 7-0 after the first quarter before rallying in the second quarter to head to halftime knotted at 14, but couldn't put a point on the board the rest of the way.
QB Sean Chambers was just 11-28 on the night for the Cowboys and was sacked four times by the Air Force defense.
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