LAS VEGAS (AP) Sept. 18, 2004 - Shaun Carney completed 12 of 14 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns to lead Air Force to a 27-10 victory over UNLV on Saturday night in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams.
The Falcons, who were penalized for only 20 yards and did not have a turnover, took a 10-0 lead in the second quarter on Mike Greenaway's 30-yard field goal and Carney's 6-yard pass to Kris Holstege. Denny Poland set up the TD with an interception.
The Rebels cut it to 10-7 on Steichen's 12-yard pass to Johnson with 40 seconds left in the half, but Carney found Alec Messerall for a 10-yard touchdown play with 29 seconds left in the half to make it 17-7.
After Sergio Aguayo's field goal for UNLV cut the Falcons' lead to 17-10 with 4:48 left in the third quarter, Air Force countered with Adam Cole's 3-yard TD run.