Air Force leads Nevada, 31-21, at halftime at Falcon Stadium.
Air Force scored on its first drive. Parker Herrington’s 45-yard field goal gave the Falcons a 3-0 lead.
After a fumble by Air Force quarterback Connor Dietz, Nevada pushed into the lead with a 1-yard run by quarterback Cody Fajardo.
Air Force answered with a 75-yard drive. Fullback Mike DeWitt went the final 8 yards for the touchdown.
Nevada had only 42 yards of total offense in the first quarter. Stefphon Jefferson, the nation’s leading rusher, was held to 15 yards on seven carries.
Air Force pushed its lead to 17-7 on a 46-yard pass from Dietz to Dontae Strickland. Nevada answerd with a 3-yard run by Fajardo, cutting the lead to 17-14.
Stickland scored his second touchdown, this one on a 12-yard run, to push Air Force to a 24-14 lead.
Nevada cut the lead to 24-21 after a 14-yard pass from Fajrado to Aaron Bradley with 2:57 left in the half.
Air Force jumped to a 31-21 lead with a 29-yard touchdown pass from Dietz to Marc Hendricks.
Air Force collected 384 yards total offense in the first half with 261 yards rushing. The Falcons already have 22 first downs.