Falcons Fall to Pokes

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Falcons Fall to Pokes

 AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Freshman quarterback Brett Smith ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, lifting Wyoming to a 25-17 win over Air Force in a howling wind that was gusting up to 60 mph Saturday. Smith finished with 75 yards rushing and threw for another 139 as the Cowboys (6-3, 3-1 Mountain West) snapped a five-game skid against the Falcons (5-5, 1-4).

  Defensive back Marqueston Huff sealed the win when he scooped up a fumble in the waning seconds and raced 48 yards for a score. It was so blustery at Falcon Stadium the goal posts were teetering, tents in the parking lot were toppled and the traditional fighter jet fly-overs were scrubbed.

     On the field, the wind definitely had an effect as Wyoming kicker Daniel Sullivan missed an early extra point when the wind whipped it wide right and Air Force punter David Baska had a kick travel just 12 yards.