NCAAF Game Recap - Utah State at Air Force
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

Ark
7
Ala
48
F
Aub
20
LSU
23
F
Wisc
7
OHSt
38
F
BC
7
Clem
59
F
Okla
41
K St
48
F
PSU
28
MSU
7
F
ND
14
Mich
45
F
WaSt
35
Oreg
37
F
Cal
0
Utah
35
F
Tex
27
TCU
37
F
SMU
34
Hou
31
F
MD
10
Minn
52
F
Iowa
20
NW
0
F
App
30
SoAl
3
F
OkSt
34
IASt
27
F
AzSt
32
UCLA
42
F
USC
35
Colo
31
F
BGSU
10
WestMI
49
F
MisSt
30
TxAM
49
F
Lib
34
Rut
44
F
Ill
24
Purd
6
F
MiaFL
16
Pitt
12
F
SJSU
34
Army
29
F
SMiss
20
Rice
6
F
Ohio
34
Ball
21
F
Nev
3
Wyo
31
F
W Ky
23
Marsh
26
F
NMSt
7
GaSo
41
F
Akr
0
NIU
49
F
E Mi
34
Toled
37
F OT
MiaOH
23
Kent
16
F
C Mi
20
Buff
43
F
Tul
38
Navy
41
F
Ariz
31
Stan
41
F
Ind
38
Neb
31
F
FLInt
17
MidTN
50
F
FlAtl
41
OD
3
F
UConn
56
UMass
35
F
UVA
21
Lou
28
F
Syr
17
FlaSt
35
F
NorTx
38
Char
39
F
SoFL
45
ECU
20
F
Hawaii
45
NM
31
F
SCar
21
Tenn
41
F
Duke
17
UNC
20
F
TxSt
14
ArkSt
38
F
Troy
33
GASt
52
F
Mem
42
Tuls
41
F
UCF
63
Temp
21
F
TxTch
34
Kans
37
F
ColSt
41
Fres
31
F
Mizzu
7
KY
29
F
LaTec
42
UTEP
21
F
UtSt
7
AF
31
F
SDSU
20
UNLV
17
F

Oct 26, 2019, 10:15 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Utah State (4-3)

0

0

7

0

7

Air Force (6-2)

0

17

7

7

31

Jackson, Remsberg power Air Force past Utah State 31-7
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:24 AM

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Timothy Jackson has been at the forefront of Air Force's punishing ground game.

Jackson ran for 148 yards and a touchdown, Kadin Remsberg added a pair of scoring runs and Air Force shut down Utah State 31-7 on Saturday night.

Jackson reached 100 yards for the third straight game to become the first Air Force running back to accomplish the feat since Cody Getz had three 100-yard rushing games in a row during the 2012 season.

"I just want to keep it going," Jackson said. "It's a testament to our offensive line, and our coaches, trusting in me to keep moving the rock. Even though we've been doing good every week, we've still got a lot to improve on, so we're just trying to get better and better."

Taven Birdow also had a touchdown run for Air Force (6-2, 4-1 Mountain West), which became bowl eligible after its third straight victory. Quarterback Donald Hammond III suffered a lower leg injury at the end of a run on the first play of the game but returned to play most of the game. He finished with 69 yards on nine carries and completed one of his five passes for 16 yards.

Jordan Love threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Siaosi Mariner but Utah State (4-3, 3-1) could not avoid its first loss to a conference foe this season. Love finished 14 of 23 for 114 yards as the Aggies struggled to get their offense on track against the Falcons defense while the Utah State defense could not contain the Falcons' relentless running attack.

"Our offense is kind of built for that, to hold on to the ball for a long time because all we do is run," Jackson said. "With our defense holding them to really short gains and 3-and-outs, we're going to get the ball a lot and have a lot of time of possession and it just wears down their defense at the same time, so everything kind of went according to plan."

Trailing by 17 points, the Aggies got their first touchdown on Love's 27-yard strike to Mariner, pulling Utah State to 17-7 early in the third quarter. But the Falcons, after downing a punt at the Aggies' 1, held Utah State without a first down and forced a punt that traveled only 33 yards. Air Force went down the field, finishing the drive with a nine-yard TD run by Remsberg, his second scoring run of the night.

"We got beat by a better team," Utah State coach Gary Anderson said. "No question about it. Air Force pretty much dominated both sides of the football. We knew they were a good team coming in. They showed they're a good team."

Slowed initially by losing two first-quarter fumbles, Air Force broke through to take a 17-0 lead at halftime, getting a career long 57-yard field goal from Jake Koehnke as time expired in the second quarter.

Jackson touched off the second quarter burst with a short touchdown run after igniting the Falcons' first scoring drive with a 40-yard run on a third-and-8 play from Air Force's 17. He also had a hand in Air Force's second touchdown, with three rushes for 32 yards to set up a first-and goal at the 1 which Remsberg converted into another 1-yard touchdown run.

THE TAKEAWAY

Utah State: The Aggies defense forced a pair of first-quarter fumbles but their offense could not capitalize on the early turnovers. The offense remained sluggish throughout the game, unable to sustain drives against the Falcons' pressure tactics.

Air Force: The Falcons cadre of running backs carried the offense after Hammond was slowed by a leg injury, allowing Air Force to apply steady pressure on Utah State's defense and pull away for the victory. Eight Air Force rushers combined for 448 yards to dominate possession time (45:43 to 14:17). Air Force's defense also mounted an effective pass rush to successfully counter the Aggies' passing attack.

UP NEXT

Utah State: Hosts intrastate rival BYU next Saturday night.

Air Force: Hosts fellow service academy Army next Saturday.

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Passing

UtSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Love 23 14 60.9 1 114 31 0 88.0
AF Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Hammond III 5 1 20.0 0 16 16 0 40.4
I. Sanders 1 1 100.0 0 8 8 0 100.0

Rushing

UtSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
G. Bright 6 24 4.0 7 0
J. Warren 2 4 2.0 2 0
AF Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Jackson 25 148 5.9 40 1
K. Remsberg 16 92 5.8 13 2

Receiving

UtSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Mariner 3 38 12.7 27 1
J. Warren 1 31 31.0 31 0
AF Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Waters 2 24 12.0 16 0

Fumbles

AF F FL
G. Sanders 1 1
D. Hammond III 1 0

Returning

UtSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
L. Lee 1 6.0 0 6 0 - 0 0
AF KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Stoner 1 21.0 0 21 0 - 0 0

Punting

UtSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Bartolic 8 364 45.5 71
AF Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Scott 2 85 42.5 53

Takeaways

UtSt Int Yds InTD
N. Heninger 0 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

UtSt AF
Points For 7 31
Total Yards 128 472
Rushing Yards 14 448
Passing Yards 114 24
Passing Completions / Attempts 14/23 2/6
Turnovers 0 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 3/2
First Downs 7 30
Penalties - Yards 0/0 4/40
Time Of Possession 17:17 43:43
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 1/9 10/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 8/46 2/42

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter UtSt AF
No scores this quarter
2nd Quarter UtSt AF
AF 3:05 TD Timothy Jackson 1 yd run (Jake Koehnke kick) 0 7
AF 8:24 TD Kadin Remsberg 1 yd run (Jake Koehnke kick) 0 14
AF 15:00 FG Jake Koehnke 57 yd FG 0 17
3rd Quarter UtSt AF
UtSt 3:11 TD Siaosi Mariner 27 yd pass from Jordan Love (Dominik Eberle kick) 7 17
AF 11:43 TD Kadin Remsberg 9 yd run (Jake Koehnke kick) 7 24
4th Quarter UtSt AF
AF 4:54 TD Taven Birdow 1 yd run (Jake Koehnke kick) 7 31

Game Information

Stadium: Falcon Stadium, USAFA, Colorado
Attendance: 19,248
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