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Air Force Defeats Hawaii, 24-17

Associated Press

Air Force sophomore quarterback Troy Calhoun, in his first starting assignment, scored on a five-yard run with 7:07 remaining Saturday to lead the Falcons to a 24-17 Western Athletic Conference victory over Hawaii.

Playing in front of 46,242, Air Force dominated the first half and built a 16-3 lead on field goals of 37, 22 and 28 yards by Mike Johnson and a four-yard run by Pat Evans.

But Hawaii scored on a 31-yard field goal by Rodrigo Valverde late in the half and dominated the third period, when it took a 17-16 lead on a pair of two-yard runs by fullback Dan Krowell.

With eight minutes remaining, however, Hawaii’s Kyle Ahloo took a low snap and hurried his punt, which covered only 16 yards. That gave Air Force possession at the Hawaii 41.

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Calhoun threw 23 yards to wide receiver Tyrone Jeffcoat and, four plays later, ran over the left side for the winning score.


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