Utah's defense forced five turnovers and stopped the Falcons twice on downs in the final quarter, helping the eighth-ranked Utes hold off Air Force for a 28-23 win Saturday to set up a showdown with No. 4 TCU next weekend.
Air Force's strong running game has the Falcons off to a 3-0 start. Check out all the news and notes from the non-automatic BCS conferences and independents.
Kyle Whittingham says going with a conservative offense with a big lead was still the right call, no matter how close the final score was.