Falcons, Lobos in the running

Originally Published: November 12, 2003
By Ed Graney | Special to
Air Force
Don't get up for a snack during the Falcons' game at New Mexico this week -- it might be over by the time you return from the kitchen.

Two teams that embrace running the ball meet for the right to remain in second place behind Utah. Air Force averages a conference-best 301.8 yards (third nationally), while the Lobos are second in league at 211.4. "We might set a Mountain West record for the fastest game," said Falcons coach Fisher DeBerry, his team now 7-3 overall and 3-2 in conference. "The game is in the afternoon and not on television, so maybe people can get home in time to watch everybody else or get ready for church the next day.

New Mexico is running the ball very well and they know what we're going to do. Certainly, this is the position you like to be in at the end of a season, still competing for the championship."