By ARNIE STAPLETON
AP Sports Writer
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Tim Jefferson threw for a career-high three touchdowns and Air Force piled up a school record 792 yards of offense in a 63-24 route of Tennessee State on Saturday.
The Falcons (2-1) were coming off a bye week after losing at home to TCU and the rust showed with four first-half gaffes that might have proven costly were this not such a mismatch.
They made up for their sloppy play early on with a dominant ground game that churned out a whopping 595 yards on 66 carries against the lower division Tigers (1-3).
AFA rushed for six touchdowns, including the first 2 of junior Mike DeWitt's career and one by starter Asher Clark, who had 148 yards on 13 carries. The Falcons were on the sideline cheering when freshman Jonathan Lee scampered into the end zone from 49 yards out on his first collegiate carry, which made it 63-17.
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