Air Force Beats New Mexico; Becomes Bowl Eligible

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Air Force is bowl eligible for the second straight season under football coach Troy Calhoun, after overcoming three early turnovers to beat New Mexico 23-10 last night.

The Lobos forced three first-quarter turnovers. They were about to jump out to a 17-0 lead when Air Force safety Aaron Kirchoff scooped up quarterback Brad Gruner's fumble at the Falcons 4. He returned the fumble 96 yards for a game-changing touchdown, cutting New Mexico's lead to 10-7.

The Lobos never recovered.