Boxscore
Utah 28, Air Force 23
Saturday, October 30, 2010 7:30 PM
Location - Falcon Stadium
Attendance - 37211

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 7 7 14 0 28
Air Force 7 3 0 13 23

Recap


Matt Asiata rushed for 95 yards, and Eddie Wide rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns as No. 7 Utah remained undefeated by holding off Air Force 28-23 in the Mountain West Conference on Saturday night.

Wide twice scored on 1-yard runs as Utah (8-0, 5-0) kept its BCS hopes alive. The Utes host No. 4 Texas Christian in a pivotal conference matchup next Saturday.

The loss was the third straight for Air Force (5-4, 3-3), which trailed by 18 points entering the fourth quarter before attempting a furious comeback.

Quarterback Tim Jefferson scored on a 59-yard run to make it 28-17. Air Force then forced a punt, and Jefferson tossed a 49-yard scoring pass to Kyle Halderman on the first play to cut Utah’s lead to five.

Utah’s Joe Phillips missed a 42-yard field goal with 3:21 left, but Air Force could not sustain its rally.

Jefferson passed for 201 yards and rushed for 67 more.

Utah took the lead for good when Asiata scored on a 1-yard run midway through the second quarter for a 14-10 lead.

Jordan Wynn tossed a 36-yard scoring pass to Luke Matthews in the third period, and Wide scored his second touchdown later in the quarter.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:43
Utah   TD  Air Force 0 - Utah 7
1st Quarter - 2:50
Air Force   TD  Air Force 7 - Utah 7
2nd Quarter - 11:44
Air Force   FG  Air Force 10 - Utah 7
2nd Quarter - 6:22
Utah   TD  Air Force 10 - Utah 14
3rd Quarter - 4:25
Utah   TD  Air Force 10 - Utah 21
3rd Quarter - 0:54
Utah   TD  Air Force 10 - Utah 28
4th Quarter - 11:34
Air Force   TD  Air Force 17 - Utah 28
4th Quarter - 10:22
Air Force   TD  Air Force 23 - Utah 28
TEAMS

Team Records

  Utah Air Force
W/L 8 - 0 - 0 5 - 4 - 0
Conference 5 - 0 - 0 3 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Utah Air Force
Score 28 23
First Downs 19 12
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-17
47%
4-for-11
36%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-3
67%
0-for-3
0%
Total Yards 327 411
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 51-179 41-210
Average/Rush 3.5 5.1
Passing
Comp-Att 15-23 8-13
Passing Yards 148 201
Average/Pass Play 6.4 14.4
Penalties-Yards 3-21 1-15
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 4-3
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Time of Possession 36:20 23:40

PLAYER STATS

Utah (8 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Wynn 15/23 148 1 1
Air Force (5 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Jefferson Jr 8/13 201 1 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Asiata 26 95 3.7 1
E. Wide 23 82 3.6 2
J. Phillips 1 7 7.0 0
J. Wynn 1 -5 -5.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Jefferson Jr 16 67 4.2 1
A. Clark 11 53 4.8 0
N. Walker 6 31 5.2 0
J. Warzeka 3 30 10.0 1
M. Hunter 1 21 21.0 0
K. Halderman 3 8 2.7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
L. Matthews 1 36 36.0 1
J. Brooks 6 33 5.5 0
E. Wide 2 23 11.5 0
K. Moeai 1 23 23.0 0
S. Smithson 2 20 10.0 0
F. Moala 1 5 5.0 0
D. Ransom 1 4 4.0 0
D. Rogers 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Halderman 3 67 22.3 1
M. Hunter 2 56 28.0 0
J. Freeman 1 45 45.0 0
J. Warzeka 1 20 20.0 0
C. Demerath 1 13 13.0 0
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