Roberts, Air Force run past Colorado State 24-12

Nov 19, 2022, 7:24 AM | Updated: 9:31 pm
Air Force wide receiver DeAndre Hughes, center, breaks for a long gain as Colorado State defensive ...

Air Force wide receiver DeAndre Hughes, center, breaks for a long gain as Colorado State defensive back Greg Laday, left, and defensive lineman Marshon Oxley pursue in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

              Colorado State head coach Jay Norvell dircts his team during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Air Force, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Air Force quarterback Haaziq Daniels warms up before an NCAA college football game against Colorado State, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Colorado State quarterback Clay Millen, front, is sacked by Air Force defensive lineman Peyton Zdroik in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Air Force running back Brad Roberts, center, is stopped after a short gain by Colorado State linebacker Chase Wilson, left, and defensive back Henry Blackburn in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Air Force wide receiver DeAndre Hughes, left, drives past Colorado State linebacker Dequan Jackson in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Air Force safety Trey Taylor, right, sacks Colorado State quarterback Clay Millen in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Air Force safety Trey Taylor (7) reacts after sacking Colorado State quarterback Clay Millen in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Air Force running back John Lee Eldridge III celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Colorado State, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Colorado State wide receiver Tory Horton, left, pulls in a pass for a touchdown as Air Force cornerback Eian Castonguay defends in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Air Force fullback Emmanuel Michel, center, is stopped, after a short gain, by Colorado State defensive lineman Troy Golden, left, and defensive back Henry Blackburn during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Air Force wide receiver DeAndre Hughes, center, breaks for a long gain as Colorado State defensive back Greg Laday, left, and defensive lineman Marshon Oxley pursue in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Brad Roberts rushed for 184 yards and a touchdown and Air Force piled up 359 yards of offense — all on the ground — in a 24-12 victory over Colorado State on Saturday night.

DeAndre Hughes ended a 15-play, 80-yard drive with an 11-yard touchdown run to give Air Force (8-3, 4-3 Mountain West Conference) a 7-0 lead after one quarter.

Roberts scored on a 34-yard run in the second quarter and Matthew Dapore kicked a 44-yard field goal on the final play to give the Falcons a 17-0 lead at halftime.

John Lee Eldridge III had a 4-yard touchdown run to finish off a 72-yard drive in the third quarter and Air Force led 24-0.

From there, Clay Millen threw touchdown passes to Tory Horton covering 28 yards and a 21-yarder to Jordan Williams for Colorado State (2-9, 2-5).

Millen completed 19 of 24 passes for 179 yards for the Rams.

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