The Air Force Falcons and the Boise State Broncos match up this Friday for only the second time. Boise State took the initial meeting with a score of 37-26. This one will be on national television Friday night on ESPN. Let’s take a closer look at this game.
Air Force Falcons vs. Boise State Broncos College Football Preview
College Football Betting Odds from SportsBettingOnline.AG
College Football Betting Favorite: Boise State -24
Air Force is currently ranked 6th in the Mountain West, 0-1 conference, 1-1 overall. The Falcons beat Colgate, 38-13, the first week, and lost the next, in the only inter-conference game, to top ranked Utah State 52-20. The Falcons hosted both games and will travel for the first time this week.
Air Force is ranked 74th in the country defensively, allowing an average of 187 rushing yards, 251 passing and a total of 65 points. The team recorded only one sack in both games and no interceptions. Joey Nichol leads the squad with 20 tackles.
Jaleel Awini started against Utah State, completing only 4 of 12 passes for 61 yards. Karson Roberts took over in the third and completed 2 of 4 for 47 yards and a TD. The highlight for the Falcons is the running game where they are ranked 18th in the country with Jon Lee leading the way in the team’s average of 285.5 yards per game.
The Boise State Broncos are the college football pick to win the Mountain West in 2013. Boise State comes into this one with a record of 1-1 overall. The Broncos last at Washington by a score of 38-6 and then beat Tennessee Martin 63-14 at home.
Defensively, Boise State has allowed a total of 52 points and rank 71st nationally. They have given up an average of 210 yards rushing and 4 TDs, and a total of 534 passing yards and 3 TDs. Three players have 5 interceptions and a TD, and the team has a total of 3 sacks.
Offensively, Boise State ranks 74th in passing with an average of 213.5 yards, and 50th rushing with 195.5 yards. Quarterback Joe Southwick has completed 42 out of 65 passes for 386 yards, 5 TDs and a single pick. Running back Jay Ajayi averages 4.6 yards per carry for a net gain of 173 yards and 2 TDs.
Free College Football Pick: Air Force +24
Air Force is actually 15-1 ATS in their lats 16 road openers as an underdog. The Falcons aren’t a great team, but Boise State isn’t the dominating team they were a couple years ago. This is just too many points to pass up. Grab the points and take Air Force.
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