Air Force football showed no rust after an open week, rolling to a 35-7 win over Utah State Thursday night in Mountain West action at Maverik Stadium.
After allowing a touchdown to the Aggies on the opening drive of the game, the Falcons scored 35 unanswered points to win its second-straight game.
Entering the game as the nations leading rushing team at 336.5 yards rushing per game, Air Force (3-2, 2-2 MW) was right on schedule, churning out 334 yards rushing on the ground.
Senior tailback Kadin Remsberg returned from an early season injury to lead the team with 107 yards rushing on 11 carries and one touchdown.
Sophomore fullback Brad Roberts followed with 98 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. The Falcons also got rushing TD’s from sophomore quarterback Haaziq Daniels and senior fullback Matthew Murla.
The Falcon defense held Utah State (1-5, 1-5 MW) to 232 total yards, coming up with two turnovers off interceptions by senior defensive back Demani Hansford and freshman linebacker Matthew Malloy.
After Utah State scored on a touchdown pass by quarterback Andrew Peasley to Jordan Nathan at the 6:56 mark in the first quarter, the Falcons came right back. Air Force tied the game up with an 11-play 75-yard drive capped by a 21 yard scoring run by Remsberg.
The Falcons took the lead early in the second quarter as Daniels found senior wide receiver Ben Peterson wide open up the middle of the field for a 49-yard touchdown strike.
For the game Daniels was 7-of-9 passing for a career-high 127 yards. Peterson finished with a team-high 73 yards receiving on two catches.
Daniels then made it 21-7 before the half, scoring on a career-long 37 yard run.
Air Force extended its lead to 28-7 as Murla punched it in from a yard out in the third quarter. Roberts then finished off the scoring for the Falcons with a 15-yard run to make it 35-7 in the fourth.
On the defensive side, senior linebacker Will Trawick, Malloy and junior safety Ethan Erickson led the Falcons with six tackles each. Mally and Brandon Gooding also had sacks of Peasley. Peasley finished 17-of-32 passing for 123 yards.
Air Force returns to action Nov. 19, traveling to West Point, N.Y., to take on Army West Point.