College football notes: San Diego State defeats Air Force, 30-14

Adam Roberts
San Diego State fullback Adam Roberts beats two Air Force defenders to make a 14-yard touchdown reception in the first half Friday night.
(Lenny Ignelzi / Associated Press)

Donnel Pumphrey ran for 131 yards and a touchdown, and San Diego State forced four turnovers Friday night in a 30-14 victory over Air Force at San Diego.

Pumphrey’s 12-yard scoring run capped an 11-play, 84-yard drive to give the Aztecs a 23-14 lead with 2:05 remaining in the third quarter. Calvin Munson had a 56-yard interception return for a touchdown to stretch the Aztecs’ lead to 30-14 with 2:44 to play.

Quarterback Quinn Kaehler was 17 for 30 for 326 yards and a touchdown for San Diego State, which forced three fumbles.

San Diego State (6-5, 4-3 Mountain West Conference) has a seven-game home winning streak, and has defeated Air Force (8-3, 4-3) five consecutive times.


Rice beats UTEP

Mario Hull had 150 yards receiving and a touchdown catch, Darik Dillard ran for two touchdowns, and Rice solidified its 2014 bowl status by defeating Texas El Paso, 31-13, in Houston.

Dillard’s second touchdown, on a three-yard run late in the third quarter, gave the Owls (7-4, 5-2 Conference USA) a 24-13 lead. Hull caught Driphus Jackson’s five-yard touchdown pass with 5:41 left to cap the scoring.

Jackson completed 10 of 22 passes for 227 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. He also ran for 53 yards in 11 carries.



Quarterback Kent Myers ran for three touchdowns and passed for another as Utah State (9-3, 6-1 Mountain West) routed San Jose State, 41-7, at Logan, Utah. The Spartans are 3-8 and 2-5. . . . Mississippi State starting safety Justin Cox was suspended indefinitely after being arrested on suspicion of felony aggravated domestic violence and burglary. The Oktibbeha County sheriff’s department said Cox was arrested about 4 a.m. on Friday. He posted a $20,000 bail later in the day. . . . Nicholls State hired Louisiana-Lafayette assistant Tim Rebowe as head coach.

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