Wyoming was able to hang around in this game until the fourth quarter when the Falcons rolled out 13 points in that period. Air Force ran their usually offense by running for 379 yards with Jared Tew leading the way with 136 yards and a score. Wyoming defense was good enough to hold the Falcons out of the endzone for most of the game, and the Cowboy defense did not allow for any long run; the longest Air Force run of the day was 22 yards.
The Cowboys had their fair share of running success with sophomore Alvester Alexander who ran for 123 yards and two scores. Prior to this game, Alexander had 78 yards on the season, so the Cowboys may have found their running back of the future.
Quarterback, Austyn Carta-Samuels had one of this worst games of his short year plus career at Wyoming. The Falcon defense is really good, but Samuels went only six for twelve with 66 yards and an interception. The Cowboys decided to stick to their running game which was successful, but eventually not enough to grind out a win against Air Force.
Time of possession is always an issue for opponents of Air Force, and yesterday's game was no exception as Air Force had the ball for 34 minutes compared to 26 for Wyoming. With that type of discrepancy the plays for each team gets wildly skewed toward Air Force; the Falcons ran 85 plays compared to 45 for Wyoming. So, the Pokes did not have that m any options to throw the ball.
The key to this game was the fourth quarter when the Wyoming defense just wore out by being on the field so much and allowed the two Falcon scores. Plus, in the fourth quarter Air Force hung onto the ball too much which did not allow Wyoming to get into any offensive rhythm.
Wyoming did a good job in holding Air Force to so few of points, the passing game needs improvement, but playing against Air Force that is easier said then done.