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Air Force Beats Ga. Tech 14-7 In Independence Bowl

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The Air Force Falcons mascot The Bird performs with cheerleaders during the team's game against the UNLV Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium November 18, 2010 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Air Force Falcons mascot The Bird performs with cheerleaders during the team’s game against the UNLV Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium November 18, 2010 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Jared Tew put Air Force ahead with a 3-yard touchdown run and the Falcons beat Georgia Tech 14-7 in the Independence Bowl on Monday.

The Falcons (9-4) got two field goals from backup kicker Zack Bell on the first two attempts of his career, then capitalized on a muffed Georgia Tech punt return late in third quarter. Tew’s score capped the drive after the special teams miscue.

Air Force’s Tim Jefferson completed 11 of 23 passes for 117 yards. Bell’s field goals came from 41 and 42 yards.

Georgia Tech’s sixth consecutive bowl loss finished its first losing season in 14 years. The Yellow Jackets led 7-6 at halftime.

Tevin Washington rushed for 131 yards and Anthony Allen added 91 as Georgia Tech outgained Air Force 320-287. But the Yellow Jackets committed four turnovers.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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