Kale Pearson threw two touchdown passes and added two scoring runs to lead Air Force past Georgia State 48-38 on Saturday.
Pearson threw touchdown passes of 37 and 22 yards to Garrett Brown. Jacobi Owens ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns for Air Force (2-1).
Pearson completed 12 of 15 passes for 224 yards to add balance to the Falcons' option attack, which began the day ranked sixth in the nation in rushing.
Nick Arbuckle threw for 414 yards, including two touchdown passes to Lynquez Blair, for Georgia State (1-2).
Georgia State freshman Krysten Hammon, the team's leading rusher, was suspended for the game for conduct detrimental to the team.
The Panthers cut the Air Force lead to 10 on Duvall Smith's 1-yard touchdown run with 4:57 remaining. Georgia State then failed to recover an onside kick. Pearson completed a fourth-down pass to Brown to run out the clock.