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Jacobi Owens runs for 135 yards in hometown return, Falcons run wild in 48-21 win over Rebels

  • Air Force wide receiver Jalen Robinette (9) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against UNLV during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Air Force wide receiver Jalen Robinette (9) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against UNLV during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)  (The Associated Press)

  • Air Force running back D.J. Johnson (3) dives into the end zone for a touchdown against UNLV during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Air Force running back D.J. Johnson (3) dives into the end zone for a touchdown against UNLV during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)  (The Associated Press)

  • Air Force tight end Garrett Griffin (80) catches a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UNLV, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Air Force tight end Garrett Griffin (80) catches a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UNLV, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)  (The Associated Press)

Jacobi Owens returned to his hometown and rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries to lead Air Force to a 48-21 victory over UNLV on Saturday.

Air Force (7-2, 3-2 Mountain West) scored on eight of its 13 drives, while two of them were kneel-down possessions to end the first half and the game.

The Falcons' high-powered rushing game led an offensive charge that saw them outgain UNLV 542-339 with 386 yards coming on the ground. Owens went to Centennial High School in Northwest Las Vegas

Kale Pearson completed 5 of 6 for 115 yards and a touchdown, while he also ran for 67 yards on 15 carries and another score.

Blake Decker was 18 of 32 for 263 yards and a touchdown for UNLV (2-8, 1-5) before getting knocked out of the game.