Air Force Handles South Dakota, 37-20
The Falcons rushed for 391 yards and four Touchdowns.
Sept. 3, 2011
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Mikel Hunter scored on an 80-yard reverse on the game's first snap and added a 55-yard TD reception Saturday to help Air Force cruise past South Dakota 37-20.
The Falcons (1-0) were intent on not letting the Coyotes (0-1), of the Great West Conference, stick around long enough to imagine another upset of a top-tier school like last year, when South Dakota upset Minnesota 41-38 in Minneapolis.
Hunter put the Falcons on top just 16 seconds into the game when he took the handoff from fellow wide receiver Jonathan Warzeka, raced around the left side and then scooted down the Air Force sideline to the end zone.
The Falcons rushed for 391 yards and four TDs in improving to 16-0 against schools from the Championship Subdivision.