No. 22 San Diego St. builds lead, holds off Air Force 20-14

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Air Force wide receiver Brandon Lewis, left, misses a pass as San Diego State cornerback Dallas Branch looks on late in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Matt Araiza kicked two field goals, Kaegun Williams and Chance Bell and ran for touchdowns and No. 22 San Diego State withstood Air Force’s comeback bid to win 20-14.

The undefeated Aztecs beat Air Force for a ninth straight time. The Falcons had their four-game winning streak snapped.

The Aztecs led 13-0 at half with Williams’ 1-yard TD run between Araiza’s field goals of 22 and 51 yards following Air Force turnovers. San Diego State added to the lead on its first possession of the second half. Bell broke a 32-yard run before scoring from 3 yards out to make it 20-0.

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