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Fagan rushes for 260, Air Force beats Colorado State 27-19

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Cole Fagan 's Thanksgiving feast consisted of yards and carries.

Turns out, the junior fullback had quite the appetite.

Fagan rushed for 260 yards, the third-most in Air Force history, and linebacker Kyle Floyd thwarted a late drive with an interception to help the Falcons hold off Colorado State 27-19 on Thursday.

Fagan gouged the Colorado State defense with run after run up the middle, including an early 3-yard score. He finished 15 yards shy of the school record set by Chad Hall in 2007.

In all, Fagan carried the ball 34 times, averaging 7.6 per carry. His longest run was a 56-yard gallop.

''I still look at the numbers and don't believe it,'' Fagan said.

The Rams tried to adjust to Fagan by overloading one side. And when they did, the Falcons countered by sending him the other way.

''We couldn't stop him,'' Colorado State coach Mike Bobo said. ''When you can't stop the fullback in the option, you can't stop the option.''

Kadin Remsberg sealed the win with a late score as the Falcons (5-7, 3-5 Mountain West) won their third straight over Colorado State (3-9, 2-6).

Rams receiver Preston Williams turned in a big afternoon with 12 catches for 248 yards and three scores. His third TD brought the Rams to within 20-19 with 9:53 remaining, but Wyatt Bryan's game-tying extra point was blocked by defensive lineman Ben Harris. Bryan also missed an extra point earlier in the game.

The Falcons went on a time-consuming drive, 11-play drive that culminated in Remsberg's score, giving Air Force a 27-19 lead.

Colorado State was on the move when Floyd stepped in front of a K.J. Carta-Samuels pass and allowed Air Force to secure the Ram-Falcon Trophy.

''Huge for me, but I think it was even bigger for the team,'' Floyd said.

Collin Hill started the game for the Rams and threw two TD passes. After an interception in the third quarter, he was checked out by the doctors and the team elected to keep him out. Carta-Samuels took over.

Colorado State's defense came up with a goal-line stand in the third quarter. Hill and the offense took over at the 1 and had a promising drive going until Air Force safety Jeremy Fejedelem picked off a pass. The Falcons turned it into a 39-yard field goal that extended their lead to 20-13.

THE TAKEAWAY

Colorado State: The Rams haven't won at Falcon Stadium since 2002.

Air Force: The Falcons still have a slim chance at making a bowl should not enough teams reach the six-win mark. They are among the leaders in the Academic Progress Rate, which puts them at the top of the list.

KEEP THE TURKEY WARM

Colorado State played on Thanksgiving for the first time since 1978. The Rams are 15-25-2 all-time on the holiday.

For Air Force, playing on turkey day is rare, with this game marking just the third occasion. The team is now 1-2.

AURORA UPDATE

The Air Force falcon named Aurora attended the game Thursday. She's expected to make a full recovery from injuries she suffered at West Point during a prank before the annual football game between the service academies earlier this month.

GREAT GRAB

With a defender close by, Air Force receiver Marcus Bennett tipped a pass to himself in the end zone for a 16-yard score. A thing of beauty - or so QB Donald Hammond III was informed.

''I was on the ground,'' Hammond cracked.

STELLAR SEASON

Williams finished with 1,345 yards receiving - third-most in school history for a season. His 96 receptions are tied for second-most.

Asked if he will return next season to Fort Collins, the junior simply said: ''I haven't decided. I want to talk things over with my family first.''

SO CLOSE

Fagan wound up 3 yards shy of 1,000 yards rushing for the season.

''It's better to get the win than that personal stuff,'' Fagan said.

UP NEXT

Colorado State: Gear up for next season, when the Rams are tentatively scheduled to open the season on Aug. 31 against Colorado.

Air Force: A very remote chance at a bowl bid.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:35
92-J.Koehnke extra point is good. Penalty on CSU 38-A.Rufran Offside declined.
plays
yds
pos
19
27
Touchdown 3:40
24-K.Remsberg runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
50
yds
06:13
pos
19
26
Missed Point After Touchdown 9:53
96-W.Bryan extra point is no good. blocked by 94-J.Jackson.
plays
yds
pos
19
20
Touchdown 10:00
1-K.Carta-Samuels complete to 11-P.Williams. 11-P.Williams runs 31 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
65
yds
03:53
pos
19
20
Field Goal 13:57
92-J.Koehnke 39 yards Field Goal is Good.
17
plays
76
yds
05:31
pos
13
20
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:26
96-W.Bryan extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
17
Touchdown 0:34
15-C.Hill complete to 11-P.Williams. 11-P.Williams runs 58 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
75
yds
00:39
pos
12
17
Field Goal 1:54
92-J.Koehnke 29 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
53
yds
05:13
pos
6
17
Missed Point After Touchdown 7:07
96-W.Bryan extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
6
14
Touchdown 7:14
15-C.Hill complete to 11-P.Williams. 11-P.Williams runs 34 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
73
yds
03:20
pos
6
14
Point After TD 10:34
92-J.Koehnke extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 10:41
5-D.Hammond complete to 8-M.Bennett. 8-M.Bennett runs 16 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
74
yds
01:35
pos
0
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:48
92-J.Koehnke extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 5:48
34-C.Fagan runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
14
plays
80
yds
06:02
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 20 30
Rushing 4 23
Passing 15 4
Penalty 1 3
3rd Down Conv 7-11 9-15
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-2
Total Net Yards 422 474
Total Plays 56 83
Avg Gain 7.5 5.7
Net Yards Rushing 64 393
Rush Attempts 24 67
Avg Rush Yards 2.7 5.9
Net Yards Passing 358 81
Comp. - Att. 19-32 8-16
Yards Per Pass 11.2 5.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-15 0-0
Penalties - Yards 8-75 1-15
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 0 2
Passing TDs 3 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-0
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 4-43.3 2-48.5
Return Yards 65 0
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 3-65 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-0
Kicking 1/4 5/6
Extra Points 1/3 3/3
Field Goals 0/1 2/3
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Colorado State 3-9 0130619
Air Force 5-7 71001027
358 PASS YDS 81
64 RUSH YDS 393
422 TOTAL YDS 474
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Hill 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.5% 284 2 1 180.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.9% 1387 7 7 121.1
C. Hill 13/23 284 2 1
K. Carta-Samuels 1 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 89 1 1 164.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.8% 2261 19 9 141.1
K. Carta-Samuels 6/9 89 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
I. Matthews 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 52 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
166 717 4
I. Matthews 10 52 0 13
M. McElroy 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
52 219 0
M. McElroy 4 10 0 5
A. Prentice 46 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 62 0
A. Prentice 2 9 0 8
K. Carta-Samuels 1 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
45 -14 1
K. Carta-Samuels 2 1 0 9
C. Hill 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 -6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 -10 1
C. Hill 5 -6 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
P. Williams 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
12 248 3
SEASON REC YDS TD
96 1345 14
P. Williams 12 248 3 58
O. Johnson 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 88 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
54 796 4
O. Johnson 4 88 0 47
W. Jackson 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
32 405 4
W. Jackson 1 21 0 21
C. Butler 16 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
29 312 0
C. Butler 1 11 0 11
Tr. McBride 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 89 1
Tr. McBride 1 5 0 5
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Thomas 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
16-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-3 0 0.0
T. Thomas 16-3 0.0 0
J. Watson 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
13-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-4 0 0.0
J. Watson 13-4 0.0 0
J. Hicks 7 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-5 0 0.0
J. Hicks 10-5 0.0 0
Q. Brinnon 8 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
Q. Brinnon 7-3 0.0 0
T. Sutton 13 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
T. Sutton 4-3 0.0 0
D. Owens 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
D. Owens 3-1 0.0 0
D. Dickens 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
D. Dickens 3-1 0.0 0
R. Ajayi 4 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
R. Ajayi 3-0 0.0 0
E. Jones 33 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
E. Jones 2-0 0.0 0
L. Paogofie 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
L. Paogofie 2-0 0.0 0
E. Hubbard 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
E. Hubbard 2-2 0.0 0
C. Smith 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Smith 1-0 0.0 0
D. Jackson 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Jackson 1-0 0.0 0
D. Campbell 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
D. Campbell 0-2 0.0 0
B. Scott 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
B. Scott 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
W. Bryan 96 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 1/3
SEASON FG XP
11/18 29/32
W. Bryan 0/0 0 1/3 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Stonehouse 41 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 43.3 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
65 48.3 2
R. Stonehouse 4 43.3 2 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Hawkins 14 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 21.7 27 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
21 21.7 27 0
A. Hawkins 3 21.7 27 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Hammond III 5 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 81 1 0 113.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.8% 623 5 2 142.8
D. Hammond III 8/16 81 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. Fagan 34 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
34 260 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
185 997 7
C. Fagan 34 260 1 56
J. Saucier 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 50 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
43 274 2
J. Saucier 3 50 0 33
T. Birdow 33 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 44 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
50 256 1
T. Birdow 10 44 0 12
K. Remsberg 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 34 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
100 583 3
K. Remsberg 12 34 1 14
D. Hammond III 5 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
83 371 9
D. Hammond III 4 10 0 7
C. Mallard 25 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 46 1
C. Mallard 1 0 0 0
C. Mitchell 68 OL
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
C. Mitchell 1 -1 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
M. Bennett 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 34 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 465 3
M. Bennett 3 34 1 16
A. Smith 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 126 1
A. Smith 2 25 0 13
C. Fagan 34 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 53 0
C. Fagan 1 9 0 9
T. Birdow 33 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 9 0
T. Birdow 1 9 0 9
K. Remsberg 24 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 20 1
K. Remsberg 1 4 0 4
G. Sanders 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 236 0
G. Sanders 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Johnson 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 1 0.0
K. Johnson 6-2 0.0 0
J. Jackson 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Jackson 4-0 0.0 0
G. Kauppila 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
G. Kauppila 4-0 0.0 0
M. Bugg III 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
M. Bugg III 4-0 0.0 0
D. Meeks 38 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.5
D. Meeks 3-2 1.5 0
Z. Lewis 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
Z. Lewis 3-1 0.0 0
K. Floyd 29 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
K. Floyd 2-0 0.0 1
P. Noren 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
P. Noren 1-0 0.0 0
L. Wills 8 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Wills 1-0 0.0 0
M. Fifita 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Fifita 1-0 0.0 0
M. Capra 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
M. Capra 1-0 1.0 0
C. Gessler 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
C. Gessler 1-1 0.0 0
G. Donaldson 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
G. Donaldson 1-0 0.0 0
G. Theil 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 1 0.0
G. Theil 0-2 0.0 0
J. Fejedelem 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 3 0.0
J. Fejedelem 0-1 0.0 1
J. Koehnke 92 K
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
J. Koehnke 0-1 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Koehnke 92 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 3/3
SEASON FG XP
9/12 32/33
J. Koehnke 2/3 39 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Koehnke 92 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 48.5 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
17 41.6 0
J. Koehnke 2 48.5 0 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 AF 35 3:05 9 33 Punt
5:48 AF 35 2:26 7 18 Punt
1:27 COLOST 49 1:20 4 0 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:13 COLOST 31 0:53 3 3 Punt
10:34 AF 35 3:20 11 92 TD
1:13 AF 35 0:39 7 75 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:54 COLOST 1 2:32 6 1 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:53 AF 35 3:53 10 75 TD
3:35 AF 35 1:09 8 -32 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:50 AF 20 6:02 14 80 TD
2:55 AF 10 1:22 3 0 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 AF 7 1:11 3 7 Punt
12:16 AF 26 1:35 4 74 TD
7:07 COLOST 35 5:13 12 53 FG
0:26 COLOST 35 0:16 4 28 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:05 COLOST 35 0:00 15 74 Downs
5:48 AF 2 5:31 17 76 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:53 COLOST 35 6:13 13 75 TD
1:59 AF 3 1:23 6 33