Air Force football 44, New Mexico 22 | By the numbers

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Punts for Air Force, the first time the Falcons haven’t punted in a game since a victory over Colorado State in 2016. The Falcons reached fourth down just once, went for it, and converted.

Penalty flags thrown before any time ticked off the clock. Air Force, the least-penalized team in the nation, put the opening kickoff out of bounds for a flag and then New Mexico drew an illegal procedure penalty before the first snap. The teams then combined for four penalties over the next 60 minutes.

Air Force receivers with 100-plus receiving yards (Ben Waters had 171, Geraud Sanders 156), a first for the Falcons since JP Waller (102) and Alec Messerall (103) did it against Navy in 2004.

Donald Hammond III’s new single-game passing yardage rank in Air Force history, as his 327 yards are behind Bob Parker (391 vs. Wyoming, 1970), Gary Baxter (388 vs. Wyoming, 1969), Parker (375 vs. Colorado State, 1970) and Dave Ziebart (329 vs. Wyoming, 1976).

Consecutive games Air Force has had a 100-yard rusher after Taven Birdow’s 110 yards.

Points by which Air Force outscored New Mexico in the second half, leading 30-12 after the break. This season, the Falcons have outscored their opponents 206-113 in the second half.

Career receiving yards for Air Force’s Geraud Sanders, who passed the 1,000-yard mark in the game and ranks ninth all-time in program history.

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