Air Force picks off bowl victory over Houston

By: AP
By: AP

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Asher Clark and Jared Tew each ran for
more than 100 yards with two touchdowns and Air Force's top-ranked
passing defense had six interceptions against NCAA passing leader
Case Keenum, leading the Falcons to a 47-20 victory over Houston in
the Armed Forces Bowl on Thursday.

Air Force's plan to limit Keenum and the nation's most explosive
offense worked almost flawlessly. The Falcons (8-5) ran for 402
yards to go with Tim Jefferson's effective passing (10 of 14 for
161 yards), holding the ball for 41 minutes and then coming up with
the big defensive plays.

Anthony Wright had three of the interceptions, and Chris Thomas
had two picks to go with his 12 tackles.

Keenum was 22 of 38 with a season-low 203 yards and a touchdown
for the Cougars (10-4). In his other 13 games this season, he had
only nine interceptions while throwing for 5,449 yards with 43
touchdowns.


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