Scores

Final

Air Force 42

(4-4, 1-3 MW)

New Mexico 0

(0-8, 0-3 MW)

2:00 PM ET, October 29, 2011

University Stadium (NM), Albuquerque, NM

1 2 3 4 T
AFA 14 21 0 742
UNM 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: B. Holbrook (UNM) - 109 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: M. DeWitt (AFA) - 15 CAR, 64 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: L. Reed (UNM) - 4 REC, 36 YDS

Air Force 42, New Mexico 0

Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- When Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson went out in the first quarter with an injury against New Mexico, there was no reason for the Falcons to panic.

Backup Connor Dietz took over and led the Falcons to a 42-0 victory against the winless Lobos on Saturday.

"It was one of those times where Tim went down and I had to step up for my team," Dietz said. "They all made it really easy for me to come in. They all did their part, which just makes my job that much easier."

Dietz led the Falcons (4-4, 1/3 Mountain West) to 335 rushing yards, running for 87 on six carries, including a 39-yard burst up the middle with a minute remaining in the first half that put them up 35-0.

"It was just a draw," he said of the long score. "The defense was playing back and our offensive line had some great blocks and our fullback led up on the linebacker. It made my running lane pretty easy so all I had to do was run forward.

"As a ball carrier, that's the best feeling you can have, because you see daylight and green and all you have to do is not get touched."

Fullback Mike DeWitt had four touchdown runs for Air Force.

"We're fortunate to have an awesome backup quarterback," he said. "He does a great job. He's always ready and getting warm on the sideline and he did a great job today. It's not good to lose your starting quarterback but it's nothing big so I'm sure he'll be back in there. It was just business as usual."

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun also had no qualms about putting Dietz out there.

"To be able to have Connor Dietz available and to be able to help us as a football team is a real plus," he said.

New Mexico (0-8, 0-3) had 63 yards from Crusoe Gongbay on 10 carries.The Lobos totaled 223 yards in getting shut out for a second straight week.

"Everyone is mad," Gongbay said. "Mad after every game."

The Falcons scored their first touchdown when Austin Briehl recovered a teammates' fumble in the end zone. DeWitt scored three straight touchdowns, going in from 4, 12 and 3.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
AFA
UNM
1st Downs2216
Total Yards361223
Passing26109
Rushing335114
Penalties5-6610-67
3rd Down Conversions5-96-12
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers13
Possession30:2329:37

Passing Leaders

Air ForceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dietz1/11717.000
New MexicoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Holbrook17/271094.002

Rushing Leaders

Air ForceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dietz68714.5139
Clark10757.5025
New MexicoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gongbay10636.3019
Rogers14543.9011

Receiving Leaders

Air ForceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kauth11717.0017
Warzeka199.009
New MexicoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Reed4369.0012
Long5295.8013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAFAUNM
TD07:26Austin Briehl Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Parker Herrington Kick) 70
TD03:51Mike DeWitt 4 Yd Run (Parker Herrington Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERAFAUNM
TD12:43Mike DeWitt 12 Yd Run (Parker Herrington Kick) 210
TD05:09Mike DeWitt 3 Yd Run (Parker Herrington Kick) 280
TD02:01Connor Dietz 39 Yd Run (Parker Herrington Kick) 350
FOURTH QUARTERAFAUNM
TD14:20Mike DeWitt 1 Yd Run (Erik Soderberg Kick) 420

Research Notes

New Mexico lost 42-0 to Air Force and Kansas lost 43-0 to Texas on Saturday. Both those teams have now allowed 40+ points in 7 straight games this season. Those are the longest such streaks within a season since 2004. Only two other teams have had a 7-game streak of allowing 40+ pts spanning seasons since 2004: East Carolina (2010-11) and Rice (2004-05).

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