AIRFORCE 3 7 0 3 13
WYOMING 0 7 0 10 17
Date of game: 9/6/2014

Recap: Wyoming vs. Air Force

Laramie, WY ( - Colby Kirkegaard threw for 282 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning score in the final minute, as the Wyoming Cowboys came from behind to defeat the Air Force Falcons, 17-13, in Mountain West Conference action at War Memorial Stadium.

Kirkegaard completed 23-of-37 passes and went without an interception for Wyoming (2-0, 1-0 MWC). Dominic Rufran caught six balls for 119 yards, while Tanner Gentry (eight receptions, 91 yards) was also a trusted target for Kirkegaard.

For Air Force (1-1, 0-1), Kale Peterson was 17-of-32 passing for 226 yards, with a large portion of that production going to Jalen Robinette (five receptions, 96 yards). Jacobi Owens had 76 yards on 18 carries and accounted for the Falcons' only touchdown.

The only scoring action of the first quarter came on the game's opening drive when Will Conant drilled a 50-yard field goal to give Air Force a 3-0 lead.

The Falcons added to their advantage midway through the second quarter on a three-yard touchdown run by Owens.

Wyoming scored its first points with 4:11 left in the half when Kirkegaard and Jalen Claiborne hooked up on an 11-yard scoring strike. Air Force went into halftime holding a 10-7 lead.

After a scoreless third quarter, Wyoming tied things up at the 11:15 mark of the fourth on a 33-yard field goal by Stuart Williams.

The Falcons milked the clock for nearly eight minutes, and after an 18-play drive, Conant connected on a 32-yard field goal to give them a 13-10 lead with 3:25 to play.

Kirkegaard led the Cowboys on a nine-play, 75-yard drive, which he capped off with the three-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to J.D. Krill with 58 seconds remaining.

Air Force managed to advance the ball deep into Wyoming territory, but its hopes were dashed when Garrett Griffin fumbled the ball away following a 16- yard reception.

Although the Falcons outgained Wyoming, 377-333, they also lost the turnover battle, coughing up a pair of fumbles while the Cowboys played a clean game.

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