Wyoming @ Air Force Game Notes
Oct. 9. 2021
Falcon Stadium, United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs
Falcons junior running back Brad Roberts got the Air Force offense off to the right start Saturday night, scoring on a one-yard touchdown run to cap off a 75-yard opening drive.
The drive went 75 yards on 15 plays, lasting 8:18.
Wyoming 0, Air Force 7.
As the Falcons began driving again down the field, an uncharacteristic fumble from junior quarterback Haaziq Daniels was recovered by the Cowboys to put a stop to a promising early drive. However, just as it looked like Wyoming’s offense was about to go three-and-out, the Cowboys fumbled it right back to Falcons senior strong safety Corvan Taylor to set Air Force’s offense back up in enemy territory.
Wyoming 0, Air Force 7.
After running the perimeter to convert on fourth down, the Falcons found the endzone just four plays later, dialing up sophomore Dane Kinamon on a two-yard rush for the score. Kinamon is listed as a free safety but has been used at RB this season.
The drive went 38 yards on 11 plays, lasting 6:08.
Wyoming 0, Air Force 14.
A huge 74-yard run by Wyoming senior running back Xazavian Valladay set the Cowboys up deep inside Air Force territory. This would set up the first Wyoming touchdown of the day — a one-yard rushing touchdown by junior quarterback Sean Chambers.
The drive went 97 yards in just six plays, lasting 1:59.
Wyoming 7, Air Force 14.
The Cowboys took advantage of their newfound momentum, as Chambers connected with sophomore wide receiver Isaiah Neyor on a 10-yard completion for a touchdown to tie up the ballgame right before halftime. After being dominated by the Falcons defensively on their first four drives in the first half and capturing only five yards on 12 plays, Wyoming racked up 170 yards and two touchdowns on their last two drives in the second quarter.
Wyoming 14, Air Force 14.
The Falcons took to the air for the first time in the ball game, trusting on the arm of Daniels rather than his legs. Daniels had no pass attempts in the first half, yet the Falcons’ first scoring drive of the second half was capped off by a 13-yard touchdown throw from Daniels to sophomore wide receiver Micah Davis.
The drive went 85 yards on eight plays, lasting 4:09.
Wyoming 14, Air Force 21.
Following a solid offensive drive from the Falcons, sophomore kicker Anthony Rodriguez kicked a 26-yard field goal to put Air Force up by two scores
The drive went 67 yards on 15 plays, lasting 7:11.
Wyoming 14, Air Force 24.
Final Score: Wyoming 14, Air Force 24.
Air Force handed the Wyoming Cowboys their first loss of the season in another impressive performance on both sides of the football.
On offense, Roberts led the Falcons in rushing with 140 total yards, while Daniels put up another great week both on the ground and through the air. He threw for 110 yards and ran for another 23.
Air Force had 321 total yards of offense.
Defensively, sophomore free safety Trey Taylor led the Falcons with seven tackles.
Next Saturday, Air Force will face off against the Boise State Broncos on the road in Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. A gametime has yet to be established.
Air Force: 321 Total Yards
Wyoming: 257 Total Yards
Haaziq Daniels: 10 attempts, 7 completions, 1 touchdown, 110 yards
Sean Chambers: 28 attempts, 11 completions, 1 touchdown, 143 yards
Brad Roberts: 33 rushes, 140 yards
Haaziq Daniels: 9 rushes, 23 yards
Micah Davis: 6 rushes, 21 yards
Emmanuel Michel: 5 rushes, 21 yards
Jordan Gidrey: 1 rush, 7 yards
Brandon Lewis: 2 rushes, 4 yards
Omar Fattah: 2 rushes, 3 yards
Dane Kinamon: 2 rushes, -3 yards