AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Jacobi Owens rushed for 233 yards in his Air Force debut and Devin Rushing scored two short touchdowns, helping the Falcons beat Nicholls 44-16 on Saturday for their 19th straight win over a team from the Football Championship Subdivision.
Owens' output was the most ever by a Falcons player making his first start, breaking the mark of 218 set by Cody Getz in 2011. It's also the seventh-most yards in a game all-time at a school known for its vaunted ground game.
The sophomore averaged 10.1 yards per carry as he danced around and through Nicholls defenders. Owens emerged as the primary ball carrier after a big game in the spring.
Air Force finished with 539 yards rushing, the team's highest total since 2011.
The Colonels kept up with Air Force for just over a quarter before fading. They were beaten 72-0 by the Falcons to start the 2009 season.
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