College Football Preview: Air Force vs. Colgate

Air Force-Colgate logo on grass field

Air Force meets Colgate on Saturday in Colorado Springs. AcademyWars.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Air Force

Date Opponent Result Location
08/31 Colgate Home
09/14 Colorado Away
09/20 Boise State Away
09/27 San Jose St Home
10/05 Navy Away
10/12 Fresno St Home
10/19 Hawaii Away
10/26 Utah State Home
11/02 Army Home
11/09 New Mexico Away
11/16 Colorado St Away
11/30 Wyoming Home

Colgate

Date Opponent Result Location
08/24 Villanova L 34-14 Home
08/31 Air Force Away
09/14 William & Mary Away
09/21 Maine Home
09/28 Dartmouth Away
10/05 Lehigh Home
10/12 Bucknell Home
10/19 Cornell Away
10/26 Holy Cross Away
11/02 Georgetown Away
11/09 Fordham Home
11/16 Lafayette Away

ESPN FPI

Air Force: 73

Colgate: NR, FCS

Key Stats

Air Force (2018 Stats)

Statistic
Colgate (2019 Stats)

695

Total Offense (YPG)
288.0

507

Passing YPG
211.0

188

Rushing YPG
77.0

48

Scoring Offense (PPG)
14.0

7

TDs Scored
2

0

FGs Scored
0

68

Total Defense (YPG)
444.0

Passing Yds Allowed (YPG)
205.0

Rushing Yds Allowed (YPG)
239.0

7

Scoring Defense (PPG)
34.0

1

Turnover Margin
-2.00

2

Fumbles Gained
0

1

Fumbles Lost
1

1

INTs Gained
0

0

INTs Lost
1

Players to Watch

Air Force

RB Kadin Remsberg, OL Connor Vikupitz, DE Jordan Jackson, S Jeremy Fejedelem, LB Kyle Jackson, DL Mosese Fifita, DB Zane Lewis.

Colgate

QB Grant Breneman, RB Malik Twyman, WR Garrett Oakey, P Barney Amor.

Injuries

Air Force

None reported.

Colgate

None reported.

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

If you go to page 234 in Phil Steele’s 2019 College Football Preview, you’ll see in the “2019” section the sentence: “..This is the best Air Force team in years.”

The trouble is, Air Force has a pretty rigorous schedule and that includes this game with Colgate. The Raiders finished 2018 with a 10-2 record. They lost a bunch of players from one of the best defenses at any college level last year but still, this is a team you don’t want to overlook coming out the gate.

The good thing is that teams don’t normally overlook any opponent in a season opener. Air Force should win this one by at least two touchdowns.

AcademyWars.com Prediction

Air Force 35, Colgate 10

Saturday’s game kicks off at 1:30 MT. Watch on the ESPN3 network.

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