The Air Force flies to victory and moves to an impressive 8-2 record. Nevada maintains its lead in the West Division while Air Force keeps their 4th place position in the Mountain Division.
In a back and forth game that battled snow and windy conditions, Air Force and Nevada were tied on 5 occasions during the game including at the end of the 4th quarter, moving the game to overtime in less than perfect conditions.
Saturdays are for Running
Shayne Davern ran for two touchdowns, including the final touchdown in overtime. Air Force gritted it out in the cold to beat Nevada on a snowy Saturday continuing their winning streak to 4 games in a row. Kale Pearson matched his career high with three touchdown passes, two to Jalen Robinette, and ran for a key fourth-quarter score for Air Force sending them to overtime. The Falcons remain unbeaten in all five games at home.
Don Jackson ran for 123 yards and three touchdowns for Nevada (6-4, 3-3), which saw its three-game winning streak snapped. Nevada still holds on to first place in the West Division.
Final Two Weeks
Air Force faces R+L Bowl alumni San Diego State and Division leading Colorado State in the final game. Nevada faces division foes Fresno State and UNLV in their final two games.
Around the Sun Belt
UL Lafayette faced UL Monroe in an big instate contest. Lafayette came out on top showing that despite early losses they are the team to beat in the Sun Belt. Appalachian State picked up a win this weekend and Arkansas State fell. This moves Appalachian state up into the 3 spot after UL Lafayette and Georgia Southern (bowl ineligible).
This is the time of year when everyone takes a guess at who will make bowl appearances. Teams like Michigan and LSU have been mentioned but we are keeping our eyes on the Sun Belt and Mountain West. There is a lot of good football in those two conferences. The 14th playing of the New Orleans Bowl takes place on December 20 in New Orleans. The Mercedes Benz Super Dome will play host for a 11:00 a.m. est. kick off. ESPN will broadcast live from New Orleans as we start the College Bowl Season from the Big Easy!
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