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Rypien's 5 TDs leads Boise St. past Air Force 48-38

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Brett Rypien threw for five touchdowns -- three of them to John Hightower -- and Boise State pulled away late to beat Air Force 48-38 on Saturday night.

Rypien completed 20 of 34 passes for 399 yards with touchdowns of 61, 44 and 18 yards to Hightower, 21 yards to A.J. Richardson and 35 yards to C.T. Thomas. It was his fifth 300-yard passing game of the season and 20th of his career, most in school history.

Hightower finished with eight catches for 182 yards and Sean Modster had 6 receptions for 101 yards for Boise State (6-2, 4-1 Mountain West), which won for the first time in three trips to Air Force (3-5, 1-4).