UTAH 30, AIR FORCE 23
PLAYER OF THE GAME
DARRELL MACK: The senior rushed for 101 yards on 18 carries and scored three touchdowns, including the game-winner on a 9-yard run with 58 seconds left.
PLAY OF THE GAME
With the score tied at 16-all early in the fourth quarter, Utah opted to go for it on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line. Mack made the decision a good one by scoring a touchdown to put the Utes ahead 23-16.
Utah's defensive scheme shut down Air Force's ground game. The Falcons were held to just 53 yards rushing, their second-lowest total since switching to the option in 1980.
"It was awesome. ... That says it all. No further explanation needed."
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham,
on holding Air Force to just 53 yards rushing
OFFENSE: Three turnovers were a blemish on a 440-yard performance.
DEFENSE: The Falcons scored some points but couldn't run the ball.
SPECIAL TEAMS: No fumbled punt returns, but two missed kicks by
Sakoda. Grade: B
OVERALL: A win is a win when these teams meet at Falcon Stadium.