Air Force tops New Mexico 28-23; Carrier sets MWC rushing record

Posted at: 10/20/2012 8:19 PM
Updated at: 10/21/2012 2:59 PM
By: The Associated Press

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Wes Cobb scored on a trio of 1-yard runs and Air Force overcame Kasey Carrier's Mountain West Conference-record 338 yards rushing with a 28-23 win over New Mexico on Saturday night.

The Falcons (4-3, 2-1) won despite losing Cody Getz, the nation's second-leading rusher, on their first snap when he appeared to aggravate a sprained left ankle.

Trailing by five, the Lobos (4-4, 1-2) reached the Air Force 12 after a strip by Tim Foley of receiver Ty MacArthur, but linebacker Alex Means, who earlier returned an interception for a touchdown, stuffed Lamaar Thomas for a 4-yard loss on fourth-and-4.

The Falcons chewed up the final 3:57 to secure their fifth straight win over New Mexico, which was trying to win back-to-back road games in conference play for the first time since 2007.

Carrier, who ran the ball 39 times, scored on runs of 1, 1 and 37 yards and was chased down after runs of 68 and 59 yards that set up New Mexico's first two scores.

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