Air Force had lost 22 straight Mountain West Conference regular season games before downing Wyoming 70-63 on Saturday.
The Cowboys were without injured leading scorers Afam Muojeke and Adam Waddell, but Air Force knows what that's like. Falcon players entered the game having missed a combined 43 games due to injury, with six of them having suffered concussions.
Air Force has gotten leading scorer Grant Parker back from a stress reaction in his pelvis.
Athletic director Hans Mueh told the Denver Post that he "absolutely" thinks coach Jeff Reynolds has the program going in the right direction.
"People send me nasty-grams, saying I should fire the coach," Mueh said. "This is his third season. He had a winning season his first year. I'm probably more patient than some of our fans. But most of our fans still are with us."