Huge second half leads Falcons to Arizona Bowl win

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On December 30, 2016 at 9:41 pm EST

The Air Force Falcons have won the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl. They defeated the South Alabama Jaguars, 45-21, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz.

Air Force picked up their seventh 10-win season in school history. They finished with a 10-3 record, including a six-game win streak.

Jacobi Owens (Getty Images)

Jacobi Owens (Getty Images)

The Jaguars ended their season with a 6-7 record. They are now 0-2 in bowl games. They lost 33-28 to the Bowling Green Falcons in their initial bowl appearance in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl on Dec. 20, 2014.

This was Air Force’s first bowl win since Dec. 20, 2014 when they defeated the Western Michigan Broncos 38-24 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

After the game was tied at 21 all at halftime, the second half was all the Falcons. Jacobi Owens and Tyler Williams each had rushing touchdowns.

Arion Worthman hit Jalen Robinette for a 75 yard touchdown. Luke Strebel also made a 37 yard field goal.

Ronald Cleveland cut the Jaguars lead to 21-12 in the second quarter when he scored on a 14 yard touchdown. Strebel made it 21-13 with the extra point.

With 30 seconds left in the first half, Owens scored on a two yard rushing touchdown. Worthman then hit Robinette for a two point conversion.

Strebel had two first half field goals.

South Alabama quarterback Dallas Davis accounted for two of the Jaguars touchdowns. Dami Ayoola also scored on a two yard rushing touchdown.

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