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DAVID RAMSEY Updated: November 14, 2009 at 12:00 am

In the past two games, Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson has completed 12 passes.

That number isn’t dazzling.

But this next number is encouraging as Jefferson and the Falcons prepare to play BYU at Provo, Utah — those 12 completions have gone for 256 yards.

Jefferson and the Falcons rolled to a 45-17 win over UNLV Saturday at Falcon Stadium.

But the season hasn’t always been so easy for Jefferson, who has endured his share of struggles. He suffered an ankle injury and lost his starting job to Connor Dietz.

But when Dietz broke his throwing hand, Jefferson was offered a chance at a comeback and he’s made the most of it.

Jefferson has led the Falcons to 114 points in wins over Colorado State, Army and UNLV.

Coach Troy Calhoun complimented Jefferson “persistent and resilient” approach and the “consistency and accuracy” of his throws.

Earlier this season, defenses dared the Falcons to pass. Army coach Rich Ellerson even used the word “dare” to describe his team’s defensive strategy.

BYU might have to rethink that defensive approach.

“As a defense,” Jefferson said, “… you have to prepare for a multiple attack instead of just our running game and the more stuff you have to prepare for, the harder it is.

“The more stuff we can throw at a team, the better we can be.”

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