AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Brad Roberts rushed for 184 yards and a touchdown and Air Force piled up 359 yards of offense — all on the ground — in a 24-12 victory over Colorado State on Saturday night.
The Falcons (8-3, 4-3 Mountain West Conference) kept the Rams scoreless until the final minute of the first quarter, with the Rams punting on four of their first six drives and failing to convert fourth downs on the other two.
Air Force has now won six in a row over CSU (2-9, 2-5), and 14 of the last 16 meetings dating back to 2006. The Rams haven’t won at Air Force Academy since 2002.
DeAndre Hughes ended a 15-play, 80-yard drive with an 11-yard touchdown run to give Air Force a 7-0 lead after one quarter.
Roberts, the Ralston Valley product, scored on a 34-yard run in the second quarter and Matthew Dapore kicked a 44-yard field goal on the final play to give the Falcons a 17-0 lead at halftime.
John Lee Eldridge III had a 4-yard touchdown run to finish off a 72-yard drive in the third quarter and Air Force led 24-0.
From there, CSU quarterback Clay Millen threw touchdown passes to Tory Horton covering 28 yards and a 21-yarder to Jordan Williams.
Millen completed 19 of 24 passes for 179 yards for the Rams, who finish their season at home next Friday at 1:30 p.m. Air Force travels to San Diego State for a 7 p.m. kick next Saturday.