NCAAF Game Recap - Air Force at Colorado
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

Clem
41
Syr
6
F
Ala
47
SCar
23
F
ArkSt
0
UGA
55
F
NWSt
14
LSU
65
F
Okla
48
UCLA
14
F
OHSt
51
Ind
10
F
NM
14
ND
66
F
Kent
16
Aub
55
F
Fla
29
KY
21
F
IdSt
0
Utah
31
F
Tex
48
Rice
13
F
Pitt
10
PSU
17
F
Mont
3
Oreg
35
F
Lamar
3
TxAM
62
F
Stan
27
UCF
45
F
AzSt
10
MSU
7
F
Iowa
18
IASt
17
F
WaSt
31
Hou
24
F
MD
17
Temp
20
F
PorSt
10
Boise
45
F
Hawaii
20
Wash
52
F
USC
27
BYU
30
F OT
FlaSt
24
UVA
31
F
UNC
18
Wake
24
F
Kans
48
BC
24
F
K St
31
MisSt
24
F
E Mi
34
Ill
31
F
NCSt
27
WVU
44
F
Furm
17
VaTec
24
F
Chat
0
Tenn
45
F
MiaOH
13
Cin
35
F
Cit
27
GATec
24
F OT
AF
30
Colo
23
F OT
Norf
7
CoCar
46
F
FlAtl
41
Ball
31
F
Akr
24
C Mi
45
F
ECU
10
Navy
42
F
Army
31
UTSA
13
F
OkSt
40
Tuls
21
F
Mem
42
SoAl
6
F
UNLV
14
NW
30
F
GaSo
32
Minn
35
F
SouLA
29
Miss
40
F
Lou
38
W Ky
21
F
ColSt
34
Ark
55
F
B-C
0
MiaFL
63
F
CAPly
7
OreSt
45
F
NorTx
17
Cal
23
F
Idaho
16
Wyo
21
F
LaTec
35
BGSU
7
F
SMiss
47
Troy
42
F
SCSt
16
SoFL
55
F
Buff
17
Lib
35
F
UMass
17
Char
52
F
Ohio
31
Marsh
33
F
GASt
10
WestMI
57
F
Murr
0
Toled
45
F
Web
13
Nev
19
F
TxSt
17
SMU
47
F
Duke
41
MidTN
18
F
UNH
17
FLInt
30
F
SEMO
0
Mizzu
50
F
TxSo
6
ULLaf
77
F
TCU
34
Purd
13
F
MoStU
6
Tul
58
F
SDSU
31
NMSt
10
F
NIU
8
Neb
44
F
TxTch
14
Ariz
28
F

Sep 14, 2019, 1:00 PM EDT

Final (OT)

1

2

3

4

OT

T

Air Force (2-0)

6

14

0

3

7

30

Colorado (2-1)

10

0

0

13

0

23

Remsberg scores on 1st play of OT, Air Force beats Colorado
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:45 PM

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) The game began with an Air Force fly-over and was decided by a flying leap.

Both made plenty of noise.

Kadin Remsberg scored on a 25-yard run to start overtime Saturday and Air Force beat Colorado 30-23 after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter.

"People know us as hard workers and it's true," Remsberg said. "We're going to get the work in. We are going to work our craft and we are going to come out and beat people."

On his winning run, Remsberg took a pitch from QB Donald Hammond III and saw daylight.

"I knew," Remsberg said. "Touchdown."

He finished it off in style, by diving in for the go-ahead score.

The Falcons defense went to work and on fourth down forced Steven Montez to throw wide to Laviska Shenault Jr. in the corner of the end zone. The Falcons (2-0) stormed the field in the first meeting between the schools since 1974.

"We want to be the kings of Colorado," said Remsberg, whose team plays at Colorado State on Nov. 16. "That's how we look at it."

The Falcons rushed for 289 yards and overcame three turnovers to snap a five-game skid against the Buffaloes (2-1). It's their first win over Colorado since Nov. 23, 1968, at Folsom Field.

It was another furious finish for the Buffaloes, who trailed 23-10 with 10:23 remaining. The Buffaloes came back from a 17-point deficit to beat Nebraska 34-31 in OT a week ago in Boulder. This marked the first time in Colorado history the team has played in back-to-back overtimes.

"This is a very unforgiving game at times," first-year Colorado coach Mel Tucker said.

Running out of the wildcat formation, Shenault took a direct snap and twisted his way into the end zone from 2 yards out with 28 seconds remaining. James Stefanou's extra point tied it at 23.

This after Steven Montez found Dimitri Stanley for a 13-yard TD with 6:09 left. But the extra point by Stefanou was blocked, making it 23-16. That snapped a string of 107 straight extra-points made.

After Air Force went three-and-out - the Falcons had two false-start penalties - the Buffaloes methodically drove it down the field to tie the game.

Hammond threw for two TDs and ran for another as the Falcons offense kept the Buffaloes guessing most of the afternoon. Air Force set the tone with a throw on its first play. Then, the team effectively mixed the throw (Hammond was 7 of 12 for 155 yards) and the run (the team averaged 5.6 yards per carry). They also dominated time of possession 34:04 to 25:56 in a game the Falcons had two weeks to prepare. They had a bye week after beating Colgate 48-7 on Aug. 31.

"They'll just run you to sleep and then they'll hit you with the pass," Colorado linebacker Akil Jones explained. "It's just Air Force."

The Falcons proved to be the only one who could really stop themselves, punting just twice. Taven Birdow and Remsberg fumbled, while Hammond had a pass in the closing minute of the first half bounce off Birdow and intercepted by safety Mikial Onu in the end zone to keep it 20-10 Air Force heading into the locker room.

Montez threw an early strike to Shenault , but then banged up his right hand in the first half. He wore tape near his wrist and finished with 220 yards passing, two TDs and an interception.

THE TAKEAWAY

Air Force: It's the first win by Air Force on the road over a Pac-12 team since knocking off No. 23 California on Sept. 21, 2002.

Colorado: Once again, the Buffaloes fell behind. This time, they couldn't rally. "If you don't execute, it will catch up to you," Tucker said.

SCARY SCENE

Colorado safety Aaron Maddox was carted off in the third quarter with a left leg laceration after he crashed into a cooling fan on the Air Force sideline. He could be back mid-to-late season.

"You hate to see that happen to a guy like that, that loves football that much, that cares about his team that much," Onu said.

REVENGE?

The two schools won't play again until Sept. 10, 2022, at Air Force.

"It's really cool we got to play again," Air Force linebacker Kyle Johnson said.

LONG PLAY

Hammond's 81-yard TD strike to Ben Waters in the second quarter ties the fourth-longest in school history. It was also the eighth-longest pass play surrendered by Colorado.

UP NEXT

Air Force: Start Mountain West play by traveling to Boise State on Friday.

Colorado: At Arizona State on Saturday to open Pac-12 play.

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Passing

AF Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Hammond III 12 7 58.3 2 155 81 1 107.6
Colo Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Montez 43 26 60.5 2 220 42 1 79.6

Rushing

AF Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Remsberg 23 146 6.3 25 1
T. Birdow 12 67 5.6 19 0
Colo Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Stanley 1 0 0.0 0 0
J. Mangham 10 56 5.6 19 0

Receiving

AF Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Waters 2 92 46.0 81 1
G. Sanders 4 56 14.0 32 1
Colo Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
L. Shenault Jr. 8 124 15.5 42 1
D. Stanley 5 35 7.0 13 1

Fumbles

AF F FL
T. Birdow 1 1
K. Remsberg 1 1

Returning

AF KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Peterson 0 - 0 0 2 2.0 0 6
Colo KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Nixon 1 17.0 0 17 0 - 0 0

Punting

AF Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Scott 2 81 40.5 42
Colo Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Kinney 4 199 49.8 60

Takeaways

AF Int Yds InTD
M. Bugg III 1 0 0
Colo Int Yds InTD
M. Onu 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

AF Colo
Points For 30 23
Total Yards 439 325
Rushing Yards 284 105
Passing Yards 155 220
Passing Completions / Attempts 7/12 26/43
Turnovers 3 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 3/2 3/0
First Downs 22 19
Penalties - Yards 4/30 6/35
Time Of Possession 4:04 56:56
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/12 11/19
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 2/3
Punts - Average Yards 2/40 4/50

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter AF Colo
Colo 5:23 TD Laviska Shenault Jr. 42 yd pass from Steven Montez (James Stefanou kick) 0 7
Colo 7:37 FG James Stefanou 36 yd FG 0 10
AF 10:57 TD Geraud Sanders 32 yd pass from Donald Hammond III (missed kick) 6 10
2nd Quarter AF Colo
AF 4:33 TD Donald Hammond III 2 yd run (Jake Koehnke kick) 13 10
AF 8:23 TD Benjamin Waters 81 yd pass from Donald Hammond III (Jake Koehnke kick) 20 10
3rd Quarter AF Colo
No scores this quarter
4th Quarter AF Colo
AF 4:37 FG Jake Koehnke 47 yd FG 23 10
Colo 8:51 TD Dimitri Stanley 13 yd pass from Steven Montez (blocked XP) 23 16
Colo 14:32 TD Laviska Shenault Jr. 2 yd run (James Stefanou kick) 23 23
Overtime AF Colo
AF 15:00 TD Kadin Remsberg 25 yd run (Jake Koehnke kick) 30 23

Game Information

Stadium: Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado
Attendance: 49,282
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