Air Force took its first drive of the game 80 yards in 15 plays, eating more than 9 minutes off the clock and taking an early lead vs. Colorado State.

The rest of the first half went roughly the same way.

The Falcons lead the Rams 17-0 at halftime, outgaining the in-state rivals 224-92 and piling up 13 first downs compared to CSU's seven.

DeAndre Hughes finished that opening scoring drive with an 11-yard touchdown, his first in exactly a year. Hughes' last touchdown came on Nov. 19, 2021 at Nevada against a Wolf Pack team coached by Jay Norvell, who now coaches CSU.

All of Air Force's yards have come on the ground.

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