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Air Force defeats New Mexico 37-13

Sep 20, 2009 - 3:37 AM ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.(AP) -- Jon Davis intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown, to lead Air Force to a 37-13 victory over New Mexico on Saturday.

The Falcons (2-1, 1-0 Mountain West Conference) defense held the Lobos (0-3, 0-1) to 290 total yards and forced four turnovers in the conference opener for both teams.

Davis snared his first interception at the end of the first quarter, returning it 38 yards for a score to put the Falcons up 17-0.

Air Force played most of the game without starting quarterback Tim Jefferson, who left in the first quarter with a sprained right ankle. He was replaced by backup quarterback Connor Dietz, who directed the Falcons to a series of short scores.

"Obviously, he's a great player on this team," Dietz said of Jefferson. "We all look up to him. I just wanted to go in there and help out the team."

The Falcons, which entered the game leading the country in rushing, rolled up 298 yards on the ground. Asher Clark led the way with 86 yards on 20 carries.

James Wright had touchdown runs of 43 and 84 yards and finished with 125 yards for the Lobos.

"I was really disappointed that we lost," he said. "The game plan of the offense is to never give up, so that's what we were doing."

It was the third straight blowout loss for New Mexico, which scored its first offensive touchdown of the season, breaking a drought that had stretched 15 quarters.






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    Air Force 37, New Mexico 13  FinalSep 20 2:06 AM


  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    AIR FORCE 17 7 13 0 37
    NEW MEXICO 0 6 0 7 13 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: AIR FORCE - TD, JONATHAN WARZEKA 9 YD
    RUN (ERIK SODERBERG KICK),
    8:54. AIR FORCE 7-0
    AIR FORCE - FG, ERIK SODERBERG 24 YD,
    13:15. AIR FORCE 10-0
    AIR FORCE - TD, JON DAVIS 38 YD
    INTERCEPTION RETURN (ERIK

    Sep 19 10:37 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NEW MEXICO
    JAMES WRIGHT 84 YD RUN
    (JAMES AHO KICK)
    AIR FORCE 37
    NEW MEXICO 13 3:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Air Force 37, New Mexico 13  4th - 3:00Sep 19 10:37 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    AIR FORCE 17 7 13 37
    NEW MEXICO 0 6 0 6 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: AIR FORCE - TD, JONATHAN WARZEKA 9 YD
    RUN (ERIK SODERBERG KICK),
    8:54. AIR FORCE 7-0
    AIR FORCE - FG, ERIK SODERBERG 24 YD,
    13:15. AIR FORCE 10-0
    AIR FORCE - TD, JON DAVIS 38 YD
    INTERCEPTIO

    Sep 19 10:02 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG AIR FORCE
    ERIK SODERBERG 23 YD
    AIR FORCE 37
    NEW MEXICO 6 9:05 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Air Force 37, New Mexico 6  3rd - 9:05Sep 19 9:52 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD AIR FORCE
    KEVIN FOGLER 28 YD PASS FROM CONNOR DIETZ
    (ERIK SODERBERG KICK)
    AIR FORCE 34
    NEW MEXICO 6 6:15 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Air Force 34, New Mexico 6  3rd - 6:15Sep 19 9:47 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG AIR FORCE
    ERIK SODERBERG 23 YD
    AIR FORCE 37
    NEW MEXICO 6 9:05 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Air Force 37, New Mexico 6  3rd - 9:05Sep 19 9:47 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG AIR FORCE
    ERIK SODERBERG 19 YD
    AIR FORCE 30
    NEW MEXICO 6 9:05 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Air Force 30, New Mexico 6  3rd - 9:05Sep 19 9:32 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG AIR FORCE
    ERIK SODERBERG 29 YD
    AIR FORCE 27
    NEW MEXICO 6 11:52 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Air Force 27, New Mexico 6  3rd - 11:52Sep 19 9:32 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    AIR FORCE 17 7 24
    NEW MEXICO 0 6 6 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: AIR FORCE - TD, JONATHAN WARZEKA 9 YD
    RUN (ERIK SODERBERG KICK),
    8:54. AIR FORCE 7-0
    AIR FORCE - FG, ERIK SODERBERG 24 YD,
    13:15. AIR FORCE 10-0
    AIR FORCE - TD, JON DAVIS 38 YD
    INTERCEPTION RETURN

    Sep 19 9:16 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NEW MEXICO
    JAMES WRIGHT 43 YD RUN
    (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)
    AIR FORCE 24
    NEW MEXICO 6 3:29 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Air Force 24, New Mexico 6  2nd - 3:29Sep 19 9:01 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD AIR FORCE
    SAVIER STEPHENS 6 YD RUN
    (ERIK SODERBERG KICK)
    AIR FORCE 24
    NEW MEXICO 0 3:55 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Air Force 24, New Mexico 0  2nd - 3:55Sep 19 8:46 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    AIR FORCE 17 17
    NEW MEXICO 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: AIR FORCE - TD, JONATHAN WARZEKA 9 YD
    RUN (ERIK SODERBERG KICK),
    8:54. AIR FORCE 7-0
    AIR FORCE - FG, ERIK SODERBERG 24 YD,
    13:15. AIR FORCE 10-0
    AIR FORCE - TD, JON DAVIS 38 YD
    INTERCEPTIO

    Sep 19 8:36 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD AIR FORCE
    JON DAVIS 38 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (ERIK SODERBERG KICK)
    AIR FORCE 17
    NEW MEXICO 0 0:49 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Air Force 17, New Mexico 0  1st - 0:49Sep 19 8:26 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG AIR FORCE
    ERIK SODERBERG 24 YD
    AIR FORCE 10
    NEW MEXICO 0 1:45 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Air Force 10, New Mexico 0  1st - 1:45Sep 19 8:16 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD AIR FORCE
    JONATHAN WARZEKA 9 YD RUN
    (ERIK SODERBERG KICK)
    AIR FORCE 7
    NEW MEXICO 0 6:06 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Air Force 7, New Mexico 0  1st - 6:06Sep 19 8:00 PM
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