They’ve done it, folks. The Air Force Falcons have completed the regular season with a 10-2 record after beating Wyoming on Senior Day, 20-6. The Falcons did not trail for a single minute, but they were unable to find the endzone until the start of the second quarter.
D.J. Hammond opened the scoring with a 5-yard scamper for the first play of the second quarter and Koehnke tacked on the extra point for a 7-0 lead that Wyoming would never overcome. Jake Koehnke added a field goal in the third quarter to put the Falcons up by 10 before Wyoming finally added a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter.
D.J. Hammond passed for his only touchdown of the day with two minutes left in the game to set the final score 20-6. Hammond had another nearly perfect day, completing 5/6 pass attempts for 121 yards and the single touchdown to Benjamin Waters. Waters caught 3 of the 5 completions for 100 yards on the day.
Overall, the game was a low-yardage affair. Air Force held Wyoming to just 221 yards while mustering 305 yards themselves. Kadin Remsberg led the Falcons on the ground with 14 attempts for 63 yards and Taven Birdow added 47 yards on 13 attempts.
Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but Demonte Meeks was a force on defense again this week. Meeks and Jeremy Fejedelem each notched 10 total tackles to lead the team. Oh by the way, Fejedelem also caught two interceptions today from two different Cowboys quarterbacks.
Today’s Senior Day game was broadcast on Facebook, which wasn’t a bad experience at all. There were certainly fewer ads than most games, so we could probably get used to this. And the best news is: we’ve got wayyy more highlights than last week against New Mexico.
Check out the highlights...
That's 1⃣1⃣ @dhamm_3 touchdowns for those counting at home ⚡ pic.twitter.com/HWVK2FUSh6— Air Force Football (@AF_Football) November 30, 2019
⚠ ball hawks ⚠@gtheil7397 tips it and @JeremyFejedelem picks it‼#LetsFly pic.twitter.com/7JtKPPTlUK— Air Force Football (@AF_Football) November 30, 2019
TIP DRILL @JeremyFejedelem with his #LetsFly pic.twitter.com/TaKDsXUlvX— Air Force Football (@AF_Football) November 30, 2019
WATERS IS GONE!!! @dhamm_3 @ben_waters06 pic.twitter.com/AZdouKny79— Air Force Football (@AF_Football) November 30, 2019
Not the flashiest day on offense, but the Falcons smothered on defense to win their tenth game of the season and finish 10-2 for the first time in 21 years. Unfortunately, Boise State had already locked up the Mountain Division and will compete for the Mountain West Championship. Air Force will now have to wait for selection day to find out which bowl game they will play for.
There are a couple projections of where the Falcons will go bowling, but right now the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth seems like a popular pick.