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Air Force @ New Mexico Game Notes

October. 2, 2021

6:30 p.m.

University Stadium at Albuquerque, NM

Q1

Junior quarterback Haaziq Daniels continued his offensive dominance in the early season, scoring the Falcons’ first touchdown of the evening on a one-yard quarterback keeper into the endzone.

The drive went 73 yards on 10 plays, lasting 4:53.

Air Force 7, New Mexico 0.

Q2

Sophomore kicker Anthony Rodriguez got Air Force into double digits on the scoreboard with a 30-yard field goal to put the Falcons up by 10.

The drive went 28 yards on 10 plays, lasting 5:37.

Air Force 10, New Mexico 0.

Sophomore inside linebacker Alec Mock forced the Lobos’ second fumble of the game, which set up the Air Force offense for an eventual three-yard rushing touchdown by sophomore Dane Kinamon. Kinamon is listed on the roster as a free safety, but carried the ball 5 times for 21 yards and the 1 TD out of the backfield.

The drive went 33 yards on eight plays, lasting 4:17.

Air Force 17, New Mexico 0.

The New Mexico defense still had no answer for the Air Force offense, which scored their third touchdown of the evening on a two-yard touchdown run from Falcons' junior running back Brad Roberts.

The drive went 84 yards on 14 plays, lasting 7:53.

Air Force 24, New Mexico 0.

Q3

Air Force kept pressing their foot on the gas pedal to begin the second half, scoring on a 53-yard touchdown run from junior wide receiver DeAndre Hughes to go up by five scores on the Lobos.

The drive went 53 yards in three plays, lasting 1:16.

Air Force 31, New Mexico 0.

New Mexico’s offense responded for the first time in the game, as senior quarterback Terry Wilson threw a 21-yard strike to redshirt junior quarterback Trae Hall for the Lobos’ first score of the night.

The drive went 80 yards on six plays, lasting 2:00.

Air Force 31, New Mexico 7.

Q4

To begin the fourth quarter, the Falcons capped off another dominant drive with a one-yard run by Roberts.

The drive went 75 yards on 14 plays, lasting 8:08.

Air Force 38, New Mexico 7.

A decent drive from the New Mexico offense stalled, leading to a 49-yard field goal from redshirt senior kicker Andrew Shelley.

The drive went 59 yards on eight plays, lasting 3:45.

Air Force 38, New Mexico 10.

Final Score: Air Force 38, New Mexico 10.

Air Force advances to 4-1. New Mexico falls to 2-3.

Haaziq Daniels turned in another strong performance, finishing the game with a quarterback rating of 188.6 after completing 1of 2 passes for 33 yards and rushing for 30 yards. Brad Roberts led the Falcons in rushing, exploding on the ground for 142 yards on 29 carries for two touchdowns.

Junior linebacker Vince Sanford led the Air Force defense in tackles with eight total tackles.

Air Force will host the Wyoming Cowboys next week in Colorado Springs on Saturday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m.