1 of 9
David Zalubowski, AP
Utah State wide receiver Andrew Rodriguez, back right, is tackled after pulling in a pass by Air Force linebacker Dexter Walker , left, and defensive back Weston Steelhammer in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

U.S. Air Force Academy — Plain and simple, the Aggies aren't too hot on the road.

The 35-28 loss puts Utah State 1-4 on the road and 4-3 in conference play. The road to the Mountain West championship quickly narrowed for the Aggies.

Air Force connected on a 74-yard pass to launch the third quarter and double the Aggies at 28-14 before Kent Myers found Hunter Sharp on a 39-yard pass to cut the Falcon’s lead back to seven.

The teams split for one touchdown apiece to round out the third quarter and enter the final 15 minutes with a 35-28 Falcon advantage.

The Aggies found themselves with a first down at the Air Force 11 before a sack and handful of incomplete passes returned the possession to the Falcons with seconds to go. With that, Air Force clenched the 7-point victory.

Myers concluded the game throwing 25-of-47 for 364 yards. Sharp posted a career-high 13 catches for 193 yards. Defensively, Nick Vigil led with 20 tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss.

Drawing first blood, Falcon D.J. Johnson rushed for a 30-yard touchdown in the opening minutes of the game before the Aggies responded with a 41-yard completion from Myers to Sharp.

The Falcons punched in a second touchdown nearing the end of the opening quarter on a 1-yard rush before the Myers-Sharp duo struck again, this time on a 48-yard pass.

Air Force broke the 14-14 tie to round out the first half on a five-yard rushing touchdown. The Falcons led 21-14 at halftime.

Despite a close, hard-fought battle, Air Force managed to hold its lead to the end for a 35-28 victory and remain undefeated at the U.S. Air Force Academy this season.