Laramie, WY (Sports Network) - Connor Dietz threw for 141 yards and rushed for
92 to lead the Air Force Falcons in a 28-27 comeback victory over the Wyoming
Cowboys in Mountain West Conference action at War Memorial Stadium.
Dietz completed 7-of-9 pass attempts and also threw for a pair of scores for
Air Force (3-3, 2-1 MWC). Wes Cobb and Cody Getz combined for 90 yards rushing
as well for the Falcons.
Jason Thompson threw for 195 yards and a score on 23-for-36 passing for
Wyoming (1-5, 0-2). Thompson also had 75 yards on the ground. Combined with
the efforts of D.J. May (94 yards, TD) and Shaun Wick (79 yards, TD) the
Cowboys rushed for 252 yards. Chris McNeill caught nine passes for 72 yards
and a touchdown.
Wyoming took the lead initially capping g a 13-play. 99-yard drive with a
nine-yard touchdown run from Wick. The Cowboys then went for two but the
Air Force was able to take a 7-6 lead on its next drive with a 41-yard
touchdown pass from Dietz to Dontae Strickland.
The Cowboys retook the lead on a four-yard touchdown pass from Thompson to
McNeil. After a successful two-point conversion Wyoming led 14-7.
That lead grew to 21-7 when May scored on a one-yard run a little over five
minutes later. The drive was set up by a fumble recovery by B.J. Sumter.
Air Force responded with a 46-yard touchdown pass from Dietz to Ty MacArthur
to cut into the Cowboy lead.
Stuart Williams connected on a 42-yard field goal for Wyoming as time expired
in the first half.
Williams also got the first score of the second half with a 33-yard field
Air Force would cut into the Cowboys' lead with a two-yard touchdown run from
Jon Lee at the end of the third quarter.
The Falcons would eventually take the lead again on a five-yard rushing
touchdown from Kale Pearson midway through the fourth quarter.
Pearson's score ended up being the decisive blow as Wyoming failed to score on
its only other possession of the game.
Wyoming lost despite outgaining Air Force in total yards by a 447-371 margin.
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