Josh Allen paved the way for Wyoming's latest win, and his teammates closed it out after he went down with an injury.
Allen, a projected first-round NFL draft pick, passed for one touchdown and ran for another before being sidelined, and Wyoming's stout defensive play helped it weather the loss of its quarterback in a 28-14 win over Air Force on Saturday night at Falcon Stadium.
The Cowboys (7-3, 5-1 Mountain West) scored 21 of their points, including Kellen Overstreet's 9-yard touchdown run that capped the scoring with 8:51 remaining, off three Air Force (4-6, 3-3) turnovers. Allen completed 8 of 11 passes for 70 yards, including a 17-yard scoring pass to Jared Scott before being injured early in the third quarter. He also had a 2-yard touchdown run.
Wyoming took the ball away from Air Force three times and turned them all into touchdowns, two coming as it built a 21-0 lead in the second quarter.
But everything changed when Allen left the game early in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury and did not return for the Cowboys.
"We’ll know a lot more tomorrow," Wyoming coach Craig Bohl said. "That’s all I’m going to say.
"I think he took a hard hit on a pressure."
"We felt confident we were going to win with or without Josh," said Wyoming running back Trey Woods, who ran for a touchdown and helped set up the Cowboys' final score. "Having him on our team is a big plus, but when he's not out there we know we can win it for him."
There was no immediate word on the nature of Allen's injury though he was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Allen walked off the field and was cradling his right arm before going into a medical tent on the sideline to be examined.