The fast-break pace of the first quarter has slowed down a little bit, but Air Force just capped a methodical drive with a fourth down touchdown run by Asher Clark. It’s his second score of the game, and it came after he took a pitch around right end and scampered 22 yards untouched. Clark already has 74 yards rushing today.
Air Force’s drive took close to six minutes off the clock, and killed the brief momentum shift that had given Houston some life.
The Cougars used a fourth down conversion to drive deep into Air Force’s red zone to get on the scoreboard earlier with a 33-yard field goal by Matt Hogan.
Forget what I said about the pace of this game slowing down. Air Force has the ball yet again. Air Force’s Chris Thomas just picked off his second pass of the game on yet another deflected ball. Air Force now has the ball at the Houston 29-yard line. Houston quarterback Case Keenum cannot catch a break.