Behind the numbers
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., -- In this new series we will examine a few numbers that stand out from the game we just witnessed. That was a 20-6 setback against Air Force Saturday at wind-blown Falcon Stadium.
Sometimes they won’t be fun ones. Other times, you will be downright giddy.
So, let’s get started.
That's how many times these Front Range rivals have squared off on the football field. Air Force now holds a 29-26-3 advantage in the series.
Xazavian Valladay's streak of 100-yard rushing games came to a screeching halt Saturday in Colorado Springs. The Falcons held Wyoming's sophomore tailback to just 38 yards on 14 carries.
Alijah Halliburton, Wyoming's senior safety, racked up a game-high 13 tackles Saturday afternoon. That is the sixth time this season that Halliburton has landed double-digit tackles.
That's how many tackles Logan Wilson now has after a 10-tackle performance against Air Force. He is fourth all-time in Mountain West history in that category.
Defensive end Garrett Crall racked up that many stops today. That was a career high for the junior from Hicksville, Ohio. He also forced a fumble in the first half that was recovered by Esaias Gandy.
That's how many career field goals Cooper Rothe now has after nailing two Saturday. He moved passed Sean Fleming for the most converted field goals in Wyoming history.
That's how many receivers true freshman quarterback Levi Williams connected with Saturday. He finished 6-of-11 for 85 yards through the air. He also through an interception. Williams was the Cowboys leading rusher with 79 yards on 15 carries.
The Air Force Academy football program has now won this many games in its history after winning its 10th game of the season Saturday. Troy Calhoun, the Falcons head coach, received a Gatorade shower on the sideline to celebrate.
Wyoming senior Tyler Hall nearly took a fourth quarter kickoff to the house. He went 58 yards, solidifying his spot as the top kick returner in college football. Hall averages 32 yards per return.
That's how many offensive possessions the Cowboys had Saturday, including just one in the first quarter.Wyoming had just four offensive opportunities in the entire first half as Air Force chewed up more than 18 minutes of game clock.
The Falcons drove the ball 73 yards in 16 plays before scoring their first touchdown of the day on the opening play of the second quarter. DJ Hammond and Co. ate 8:42 of clock on that drive and converted two third-down attempts.
Wyoming won this many games this season. The four losses before Saturday were by a combined 15 points.
Jeremy Fejedelem picked off two passes Saturday afternoon. The Air Force senior "was in the right place at the right time" as two throws were tipped up in the air courtesy of his own teammates.
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