The Air Force Falcons (7-4, 5-2) crushed any bowl hopes for the UNLV Rebels (4-7, 2-5) in a 45-17 win. The Air Force Falcons ran for a hefty 431 yards against the Rebels. The loss dropped the Rebels out of a possible bowl game as the struggled in the snow and 20 degree windchill at Falcon Stadium.
The Falcons pretty much did what they wanted on the ground, Asher Clark led the team with 160 rushing yards and three touchdowns. The Falcons had seven players with more then 25 rushing yards and three of those went over 50 yards. Tim Jefferson also had 123 yards through the air. Air Force only had to punt once on the day. The Falcon offense is clicking right now and looks prime to take down #22 BYU. If they keep that ranking after almost losing to New Mexico.
UNLV struggled on 3rd downs only converting 2 of 13 attempts. Omar Clayton and Mike Clausen were the only real threats for UNLV, both rushed for over 60 yards. No other Rebel had more then 14 rushing yards. No receiver had more then four catches. Most of that didn't matter as the Rebel defense had no answer for the Air Force triple option and looked like they would have rather been warming up on the sidelines then tackling.
Next week UNLV takes on San Diego State in their final game of the year. Air Force travels to #22 BYU in an attempt to crack the top tier of the Mountain West.