Sep 7, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
Utah State Head Coach Matt Wells
"The fake punt was a big turning point, big momentum changer. The defense had some big stops which helped us keep scoring."
"This win hasn't sunk in personally yet. What's special is that this was Utah State's first Mountain West Conference game. They not only played in their first MWC game but won their first MWC game, I told the team that is very special for them."
"I sensed the team was more motivated from last week's loss then who they were playing this week. Their focus and intensity was there and they were loose leading up to this game. Last week was an emotional game for us, but they had good focus in practice and were ready for today."
Air Force Head Coach Troy Calhoun
"In the first half, we did have a chance to make some plays that we didn't make. A couple of them, we [had a chance to] maybe to get a tackle for a loss, or a sack behind the line of scrimmage. Maybe make a couple of grabs that could have been touchdowns rather than field goals. But the way we came out the second half, you just couldn't have two teams that were further apart in the first 20 minutes of the second half."
"Whether it was a grab, a more accurate throw, or block better, or really being able to pound forward to gain a couple of hard yards, we didn't do that."
On Awini's fumble on the first drive: