Air Force 20,

Washington 17

A 13-point fourth quarter rally by Air Force spoiled the debut of Tyrone Willingham as coach at Washington.

Quarterback Shaun Carney scored on a one-yard run with 34 seconds left, and the Falcons came from behind to beat the Huskies, 20-17, on Saturday.

With Air Force down 17-13, Carney directed a 14-play, 83-yard drive that ate most of the final six minutes. The Falcons converted on fourth and two with four minutes left after Carney scrambled for four yards.

Carney found Jason Brown for a 20-yard completion on third down, then hit Greg Kirkwood for 14 yards to the 1 on third and nine with 1 minute 2 seconds left. Carney scored two plays later.

It was a frustrating outcome for Washington, which dropped its seventh straight dating from last season. The Huskies' last win came Oct. 9, 2004, 21-6 over San Jose State.

Washington went ahead 17-6 early in the fourth quarter. Isaiah Stanback, who was named the starting quarterback on Tuesday, was conservative and efficient against the Falcons' defense.

When he finally took a shot downfield, Stanback made his best throw of the day, pumping right, then coming back to the left and finding Cody Ellis for a 27-yard touchdown.

Stanback finished 19 of 27 for 242 yards in his second start.

Air Force didn't go quietly. Kirkwood muffed the ensuing kickoff, putting the Falcons at the 1-yard line. After moving the ball to the 16, Kirkwood made up for the mistake, beating reserve cornerback Josh Okoebor for an 84-yard touchdown -- the fourth-longest touchdown in school history.

Kirkwood finished with six catches for 134 yards. Carney rushed 20 times for 69 yards.

Tyrone Willingham's debut as the Huskies' coach was spoiled by a fourth quarter rally by the falcons.