Coach Troy Calhoun talked early in the week about the importance of the tailbacks in Air Force's offense and how the team will struggle when that position isn't productive.
Then his top two tailbacks got a combined seven carries, producing just 23 yards.
The primary reason for the lack of carries was a change in offensive approach, as Air Force abandoned the look it's used for the past few years and instead ran option the majority of the time. That left the ultimate decision on carries not with the coaches but with quarterback Jaleel Awini.
"Sometimes when you game plan there are certain games you feel it might be someone else who's got to carry the football," Calhoun said. "Tonight that was the case."
Anthony LaCoste had four carries for 10 yards and Jon Lee ran three times for 13 yards.
Boise State attempted 31 passes, but Air Force didn't register a sack or even net a quarterback hurry.
"We didn't get nearly enough of a rush," sophomore defensive end Alex Hansen said. "He was sitting back there very comfortably."
Awini on the run
By running for 107 yards, Air Force quarterback Jaleel Awini became Air Force's first quarterback to rush for more than 100 yards since Shaun Carney in 2007. Awini also scored a pair of rushing touchdowns.
"Obviously it felt good, but I just want to get the win," Awini said.
Air Force scored first, marking the fist time that had happened since the 10th game last season against San Diego State. . The Falcons have scored a rushing touchdown in 50 consecutive games.