AFA grounded in victory

Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette

Wes Cobb and Air Force bowled over TJ Raimatuia and Hawaii en route to a 21-7 victory Friday night at the Air Force Academy to become bowl eligible for the sixth consecutive season.

By Pat Graham
AP Sports Writer

AIR FORCE ACADEMY – Wes Cobb scored twice on short runs, and Cody Getz rushed for 125 yards as Air Force beat Hawaii 21-7 on Friday night to become bowl eligible.

The Falcons (6-5, 5-2 Mountain West) are headed to a postseason game for the sixth consecutive season under coach Troy Calhoun. The team accepted a bid to the Armed Forces Bowl after the game.

Air Force didn’t even attempt a pass all night, relying on a ground game that’s ranked second in the country. The Falcons finished with 338 yards rushing.

Getz had another big night, eclipsing the 100-yard mark for the sixth time this season. The diminutive running back had a 5-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter to break a 7-7 tie with the Warriors.

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