Air Force runs over Utah State 35-7 behind Daniels


Air Force quarterback Haaziq Daniels, right, carries the ball as Utah State safety Shaq Bond defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP, Pool)

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Haaziq Daniels had the longest touchdown pass of his career and one of four Air Force rushing touchdowns and the Falcons dominated Utah State 35-7 on Thursday night.

Haazig hooked up with Ben Peterson for a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter. For Peterson it was also the longest reception of his career.

Daniels’ 37-yard rushing touchdown just 52 seconds before halftime was the backbreaker for Air Force as it capped a 99-yard drive.

Matthew Murla capped a 71-yard drive — the shortest of the night for the Falcons — with a 1-yard plunge in the third quarter and Brad Roberts bulled in from 15-yards out to cap the scoring in the fourth quarter.

Kadin Remsberg’s 21-yard run tied the game late in the first quarter. Andrew Peasley’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Nathan put Utah State on top midway through the first quarter.

Air Force (3-2, 2-2 Mountain West Conference), rushed for 334 yards and had 127 on the ground. Remsberg piled up 107 yards and Roberts had 98.

Utah State (1-4, 1-4) was held to 232 yards. Peasley passed for 123 yards and ran for 53.

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