Scores

Final

UNLV 14

(2-4, 1-1 MW)

Air Force 31

(4-2, 3-1 MW)

9:00 PM ET, October 6, 2007

Falcon Stadium, Usaf Academy, CO

1 2 3 4 T
UNLV 0 7 0 714
AFA 7 0 14 1031

Top Performers

Passing: T. Dixon (UNLV) - 274 YDS

Rushing: C. Hall (AFA) - 18 CAR, 169 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Wolfe (UNLV) - 10 REC, 164 YDS

Air Force 31, UNLV 14

Associated Press

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- Chad Hall scored two touchdowns and ran for a career-high 169 yards to help Air Force to a 31-14 Mountain West Conference win over UNLV on Saturday night.

Hall's personal-best 52-yard scamper in the third quarter gave Air Force (4-2, 3-1 Mountain West) a 14-7 lead and put the Falcons ahead of UNLV (2-4, 1-1) to stay.

Hall's 169 rushing yards were the most by an Air Force running back since Jason Jones had 171 yards against Notre Dame in 1991.

The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Falcons.

Air Force quarterback Shaun Carney threw for 123 yards and added 73 on the ground, including a career-long 71-yard touchdown run that put the Falcons up 21-7 with 3:38 remaining in the third quarter.

Carney is within seven yards of Air Force's all-time career passing yards mark of 4,789 set by Dave Ziebart in 1979. Carney, already the Falcons' all-time total offense career leader, could eclipse Ziebart's record next week against Colorado State.

Chad Smith opened the scoring for Air Force, capping a 12-play drive with a one-yard plunge with 26 seconds remaining in the first quarter. The drive began on the Air Force 26, after Ryan Kemp and Drew Fowler stuffed Travis Dixon on a quarterback sneak on a fourth-and-one.

UNLV tied the score at 7-7 as time expired in the first half. Freshman quarterback Travis Dixon ran to his left on a second-down play from the 2-yard line, landing on his shoulder in the end zone after being met by a pair of Air Force tacklers. Air Force challenged the ruling on the field, but the replays upheld the touchdown call.

The Rebels scoring drive covered 65 yards and included a key fourth-down conversion on the Air Force 35, with Dixon passing 6 yards to Ryan Wolfe for a first down on the 29. It was UNLV's only fourth-down conversion of the night, as the Falcons stopped the Rebels on three other occasions on fourth down.

UNLV closed the gap to 21-14 with 14:45 remaining in the game on a four-yard touchdown run by Frank Summers, but Air Force was able to respond. The Falcons made it a two-possession game with a 28-yard field goal by Ryan Harrison with 7:29 remaining after Rebels punter Brian Pacheco netted just a seven-yard punt that gave Air Force the ball on the UNLV 13.

Air Force capped the scoring with 1:40 remaining when Hall scored his second touchdown of the night, an eight-yard run.

Summers led UNLV with 100 yards rushing on 25 carries, and Ryan Wolfe grabbed 10 passes for 164 yards.

Neither team had trouble moving the ball, with UNLV finishing with 471 yards of total offense and Air Force 432.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNLV
AFA
1st Downs2615
Total Yards471432
Passing287123
Rushing184309
Penalties6-382-20
3rd Down Conversions7-185-11
4th Down Conversions1-42-3
Turnovers12
Possession34:3925:21

Passing Leaders

UNLVC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dixon23/372747.400
Air ForceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carney9/141238.800

Rushing Leaders

UNLVCARYDSAVGTDLG
Summers251004.0111
Dixon18563.1112
Air ForceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hall181699.4252
Carney77310.4171

Receiving Leaders

UNLVRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wolfe1016416.4045
Straiten45112.8018
Air ForceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Root26432.0056
Hall44411.0021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNLVAFA
TD00:26Chad Smith 1 Yd Run (Ryan Harrison Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 74 yds, 5:29
07
SECOND QUARTERUNLVAFA
TD00:00Travis Dixon 2 Yd Run (Sergio Aguayo Kick)
Drive: 12 plays, 65 yds, 2:14
77
THIRD QUARTERUNLVAFA
TD12:50Chad Hall 52 Yd Run (Ryan Harrison Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 80 yds, 2:10
714
TD03:35Shaun Carney 71 Yd Run (Ryan Harrison Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 80 yds, 1:31
721
FOURTH QUARTERUNLVAFA
TD14:45Frank Summers 4 Yd Run (Sergio Aguayo Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 80 yds, 3:50
1421
FG07:29Ryan Harrison 28 Yd
Drive: 4 plays, 2 yds, 2:08
1424
TD01:40Chad Hall 8 Yd Run (Ryan Harrison Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 55 yds, 4:24
1431