Air Force Wins Their Sixth Straight Versus The Rams
The Falcons Are The Kings of Colorado– Again!
WE ARE THE KINGS OF COLORADO!!! https://t.co/FSU7GqvwZb
— #GoAirForce (@AToastToTheHost) November 20, 2022
Air Force continues their dominance over in-state rivals, Colorado State, defeating the Rams 24-12. It looked like the Falcons were going to engineer a complete blowout after they took a 24-0 lead, following their first possession of the second half. Such was not the case though, as the visiting Rams battled back behind some gutsy play from their quarterback Clay Millen, and his standout receiver, Tory Horton.
Two costly mistakes were catalysts to Colorado State hanging around in this game. A muffed punt in their own territory led to a touchdown surrendered. Then an intentional grounding penalty with possession near the Rams 30 yard pushed the Falcons back for a long 50+ yard field goal attempt, that was unsuccessful. This too led to a touchdown pass to who-else, but Tory Horton.
These counter punches were too little too late though, as the Falcons still controlled the ball and the clock for most of the game. Aside from those two scoring drives, Air Force really got after Millen, sacking the CSU quarterback seven times on the night.
Without registering a single pass yard, the Falcons secured their eighth win of the season behind 359 yards on the ground. The victory keeps the possibility of consecutive 10-win campaigns alive, while also keeping the Ram-Falcon Trophy, awarded to the winner of this intrastate matchup.
Next up is their season finale against San Diego State. It’s been a very long time since the Falcons have beaten the Aztecs. Keep an eye out for our game preview of this game in the coming week.