College Football Preview: Air Force vs. Utah State

Utah State and Air Force logos

Air Force hosts Utah State 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
08/31/19 Colgate W 48-7
09/14/19 @ Colorado W 30-23
09/20/19 @ Boise St. L 23-30
09/27/19 San Jose St. W 41-24
10/05/19 @ Navy L 35-23
10/12/19 Fresno St. W 43-24
10/19/19 @ Hawaii
10/26/19 Utah St.
11/02/19 Army
11/09/19 @ New Mexico
11/16/19 @ Colorado St.
11/30/19 Wyoming

Utah State

Date Opponent Result
08/30/19 @ Wake Forest L 35-38
09/07/19 Stony Brook W 62-7
09/21/19 @ San Diego St. W 23-17
09/28/19 Colorado St. W 34-24
10/05/19 @ LSU L 6-42
10/19/19 Nevada W 36-10
10/26/19 @ Air Force
11/02/19 Brigham Young
11/09/19 @ Fresno St.
11/16/19 Wyoming
11/23/19 Boise St.
11/30/19 @ New Mexico

ESPN FPI

Air Force: 43

Utah State: 57

Key Stats

Air Force
Team Averages
Utah State
37.4
Points
32.7
24.0
Points Allowed
23.0
438.3
Total YDS
451.5
133.7
Pass YDS
269.8
304.6
Rush YDS
181.7
335.6
Total YDS Allowed
406.2
231.6
Pass YDS Allowed
270.0
104.0
Rush YDS Allowed
136.2
-0.14
Turnover margin
-0.50
0.524
3rd Down Conv.
0.402
0.460
3rd Down Conv. DEF
0.405

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.

Utah State

QB Jordan Love, WR Siaosi Mariner, RB Gerold Bright, DE Devon Anderson, DE Tipa Galeai, CB DJ Williams.

Injuries

Air Force

Date Pos Player Injury Status
10/21/19 QB Isaiah Sanders Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Utah State
10/20/19 QB Donald Hammond III Shoulder left last game – is “?” Saturday vs Utah State

Utah State

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/26/19 DE Fua Leilua Knee is out for season

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

This is a key game in in Mountain West Conference race. Air Force must stop or at least slow down USU QB Jordan Love in order to win this game. Winning the turnover battle will also be key. The Falcons have to horses to win this one. Playing at home should help as well.

AcademyWars.com Prediction

Air Force 31, Utah State 27

Saturday’s game kicks off at 8:15 p.m. Watch on the ESPN2 Network.

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