San Diego State 24, Air Force 3


SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Hubert Caliste, a reserve defensive back
playing for the first time as a wide receiver, threw a 25-yard
touchdown pass and Michael Franklin rushed for 122 yards and a
touchdown, lifting San Diego State to a 24-3 victory over Air Force
Saturday night.

Caliste threw his touchdown pass after taking a pass behind the
line of scrimmage from quarterback Matt Dlugolecki, breaking a 3-3
tie in the third quarter.

Franklin, who had 29 carries, padded the lead for San Diego
State (6-6, 3-4 Mountain West) when he ran untouched 17 yards
straight up the middle early in the fourth quarter for a 17-3 lead.

Caliste, who played quarterback as a high school senior, hit
Devin Pitts in stride as the receiver was 15 yards behind the
nearest defender.

Marviel Underwood had a 74-yard interception return for a
touchdown late in the fourth quarter and J.C. Mejia kicked a
34-yard field goal, his 18th, that tied the Aztecs' single-season

Air Force (7-5, 3-3 MWC) gained just 286 yards in total offense
as the Falcons failed to score a touchdown for the first time in 35
games since losing to national champion Oklahoma 44-3 in the 2001
season opener.

Joey Ashcroft kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired in the
first half for Air Force's only points.


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