Silicon Valley Classic Matchup

    Dec. 12, 2000

    By The Associated Press

    AIR FORCE (8-3)

    55  CS Northridge             6
    31  BYU                      23
    23  at Utah                  14
    13  at UNLV                  34
    27  Navy                     13
    51  at Wyoming               34
    23  New Mexico               29
    31  at Notre Dame, OT        34
    41  at Army                  27
    44  Colorado St.             40
    45  San Diego St.            24

    FRESNO ST. (7-4)

    10  at Ohio St.              43
    21  at UCLA                  24
    17  California                3
    27  at Rice                  24
    58  Nevada                   21
    13  at UTEP                  23
    34  Tulsa                    12
    45  Hawaii                   27
     7  at TCU                   24
    14  SMU                       7
    37  at San Jose St.           6

    Rushing Offense

                       Car   Yds  Yds Pg
    Air Force          647  3244  294.9
    Fresno St.         378  1339  121.7

    Passing Offense
                       Att Cp   Yds Yds Pg
    Air Force          205 116  1727 157.0
    Fresno St.         337 204  2497 227.0

    Total Offense
                       Plays  Yds Yds Pg
    Air Force           852  4971 451.9
    Fresno St.          715  3836 348.7

    Rushing Defense
                       Car   Yds  Yds Pg
    Air Force          414  1755  159.6
    Fresno St.         454  1624  147.6

    Pass Efficiency Defense
                     Att  Cp  Yds Tds  Pts
    Air Force        324 175 2348 16 135.50
    Fresno St.       370 195 2261  9 119.09

    Total Defense
                       Plays  Yds Yds Pg
    Air Force           738  4103 373.0
    Fresno St.          824  3885 353.1

    Net Punting
                                No. Yds  Net
                      Punts Avg Ret Ret  Avg
    Air Force           51 40.0  24  353 33.1
    Fresno St.          63 37.5  24  141 35.2

    Punt Returns
                        No  Yds  Avg
    Air Force           27  213   7.9
    Fresno St.          25  314  12.6

    Kickoff Returns
                        No  Yds  Avg
    Air Force           25  534  21.4
    Fresno St.          32  614  19.2

    Turnover Margin
                            Gained      Lost
                        Fum Int Tot  Fum Int Tot  Mar/Gm
    Air Force           12   7  19   6   6  12    .64
    Fresno St.          10  13  23  10  11  21    .18

    Scoring Offense
                        G  Pts  Avg
    Air Force          11  384  34.9
    Fresno St.         11  276  25.1

    Scoring Defense
                        G  Pts  Avg
    Air Force          11  278  25.3
    Fresno St.         11  214  19.5

    Fresno St. Bowl History

    Jan. 1, 1946 Raisin Bowl-Drake 13, Fresno St. 12
    Nov. 23, 1961 Mercy Bowl-Fresno St. 26, Bowling Green 6
    Dec. 18, 1982 California Bowl-Fresno St. 29, Bowling Green 28
    Dec. 14, 1985 California Bowl-Fresno St. 51, Bowling Green 7
    Dec. 10, 1988 California Bowl-Fresno St. 35, Western Michigan 30
    Dec. 9, 1989 California Bowl-Fresno St. 27, Ball St. 6
    Dec. 14, 1991 California Bowl-Bowling Green 28, Fresno St. 21
    Dec. 29, 1992 Freedom Bowl-Fresno St. 24, Southern Cal 7
    Dec. 25, 1993 Aloha Bowl-Colorado 41, Fresno St. 30
    Dec. 18, 1999 Las Vegas Bowl-Utah 17, Fresno St. 16

    Air Force Bowl History

    Jan. 1, 1959 Cotton Bowl-Air Force 0, Texas Christian 0, tie
    Dec. 28, 1963 Gator Bowl-North Carolina 35, Air Force 0
    Jan. 1, 1971 Sugar Bowl-Tennessee 34, Air Force 13
    Dec. 31, 1982 Hall of Fame Bowl-Air Force 36, Vanderbilt 28
    Dec. 10, 1983 Independence Bowl-Air Force 9, Mississippi 3
    Dec. 15, 1984 Independence Bowl-Air Force 23, Virginia Tech 7
    Dec. 31, 1985 Bluebonnet Bowl-Air Force 24, Texas 16
    Dec. 30, 1987 Freedom Bowl-Arizona St. 33, Air Force 28
    Dec. 28, 1989 Liberty Bowl-Mississippi 42, Air Force 29
    Dec. 27, 1990 Liberty Bowl-Air Force 23, Ohio St. 11
    Dec. 29, 1991 Liberty Bowl-Air Force 38, Mississippi St. 15
    Dec. 31, 1992 Liberty Bowl-Mississippi 13, Air Force 0
    Dec. 27, 1995 Copper Bowl-Texas Tech 55, Air Force 41
    Dec. 20, 1997 Las Vegas Bowl-Oregon 41, Air Force 13
    Dec. 25, 1998 Oahu Bowl-Air Force 45, Washington 25

     

     

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