Brian Johnson passed for 305 yards and two touchdowns and ran for three scores, and Utah avoided its first losing streak in three years by beating Air Force, 38-35, last night in Salt Lake City.
The Utes (3-1, 1-1 Mountain West), whose 18-game winning streak was snapped a week earlier in an overtime loss at TCU, scored twice in seven seconds to break a 14-14 tie and led the rest of the way.
Travis LaTendresse caught 10 passes, including a 12-yarder for a touchdown from Johnson, and finished with 139 yards after catching just eight passes in the first three games.
Johnson was 21 for 29 passing and scored on three 1-yard runs. He threw one interception, a ball tipped by a Utah player to one of the Falcons.
Ryan Williams ran for two touchdowns for Air Force (2-2, 1-2), setting one up with a 34-yard sprint up the middle on the opening drive.
Utah hasn't lost two games in a row since losing six straight in 2002.
Texas A&M 44, Texas St. 31 -- Reggie McNeal threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns, and the Aggies rolled to an easy victory at College Station before a half-full stadium after the game was hastily rescheduled from tomorrow as a result of Hurricane Rita.
Texas A&M president Robert Gates encouraged fans not living in the College Station area to skip the game because hotels were booked with evacuees. The announced paid attendance was 72,741, but about half as many turned out.
La.-Monroe 28, Florida Atlantic 21 -- Calvin Dawson ran for 115 yards, the last coming on a 6-yard touchdown run with 1:23 remaining that lifted the visiting Indians over the Owls, who were playing their first Sun Belt Conference game.