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Air Force Takes Down New Mexico in a Mountain West Showdown

Air Force keeps their bowl game hopes alive and a lucky Falcon took knee to propose

NCAA Football: Stony Brook at Air Force Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Air Force was able to overcome three turnovers to take down New Mexico 42-24 in Colorado Springs on Saturday afternoon.

Both teams came in with an equally abysmal 3-6 record, hoping to keep some semblance of a bowl game chance alive to give this season a little bit of success.

Air Force controlled the pace for much of the game. Isaiah Sanders saw some action, but Donald Hammond III took most of the quarterback duties for the Falcons. He completed five of six passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns, which are somewhat modest statistics compared to how he has fared in the last few starts.

New Mexico showed promise a couple of times in the game, namely when they were able to equalize Air Force’s 14-0 lead in the first half with a pair of touchdowns of their own, but they were never really able to get a ton of momentum, even with Air Force’s poorly timed fumbles, including one which was recovered in the end zone for a Lobos touchdown.

Air Force’s chance at a bowl game remains alive for the time being, but they will need to win out to have the best opportunity. The Falcons’ strength of schedule does come into play, but the opportunity is still small because winning out still only takes Air Force to a .500 season.

Only time will tell if this season can end on a bright note for Air Force, but there was a special highlight to close out tonight’s festivities at Falcon Stadium.

Kade Remsberg, who ran for 99 yards and a touchdown, capped off his night with an engagement. He proposed to his middle-school sweetheart with the help of his teammates and she said yes.

The Falcons head to Wyoming to play the Cowboys in another Mountain West matchup next Saturday.