College Football Preview: Air Force vs. New Mexico

Air Force and New Mexico logos

Air Force visits New Mexico on Saturday in Albuquerque. 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 W 56-26
10/26/19 Utah St. W 31-7
11/02/19 Army W 17-13
11/16/19 @ Colorado St. W 38-21
11/23/19 @ New Mexico
11/30/19 Wyoming

New Mexico

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Sam Houston St. W 39-31
09/14/19 @ Notre Dame L 14-66
09/21/19 New Mexico St. W 55-52
09/28/19 @ Liberty L 10-17
10/04/19 @ San Jose St. L 21-32
10/11/19 Colorado St. L 21-35
10/19/19 @ Wyoming L 10-23
10/26/19 Hawaii L 31-45
11/02/19 @ Nevada L 10-21
11/16/19 @ Boise St. L 9-42
11/23/19 Air Force
11/30/19 Utah St.

ESPN FPI

Air Force: 41

New Mexico: 120

Key Stats

Air Force
Team Averages
New Mexico
34.8
Points
23.4
20.9
Points Allowed
35.8
423.7
Total YDS
418.9
110.2
Pass YDS
218.7
313.5
Rush YDS
200.2
320.6
Total YDS Allowed
490.1
229.6
Pass YDS Allowed
340.4
91.0
Rush YDS Allowed
149.7
-0.40
Turnover margin
-1.33
0.528
3rd Down Conv.
0.336
0.400
3rd Down Conv. DEF
0.381

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.

New Mexico

QB Tevaka Salanoa-Tuiot, RB Bryson Carroll, WR Anselem Umeh, LG Chris Estrella, DE Trent Sellers, MLB Alex Hart, DB Johnny Hernandez.

Injuries

Air Force

None reported.

New Mexico

Date Pos Player Injury Status
11/17/19 RB Ahmari Davis Leg left last game – is “?” Saturday vs Air Force
10/27/19 QB Sheriron Jones Suspension is out indefinitely
09/25/19 WR Elijah Lilly Shoulder is out for season
09/18/19 QB Brandt Hughes Shoulder is out for season
09/10/19 DL Aaron Blackwell ACL is out for season

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Air Force should win this one handily. New Mexico’s defense is very poor giving up almost 500 yards per contest. However, the Lobos defense is a little better against the run but that could be because of the wide open MWC passing attacks. Furthermore, just because you can stop the conventional run doesn’t mean you can stop the option.

AcademyWars.com Prediction

Air Force 45, New Mexico 7

Saturday’s game kicks off at Noon MT. Watch on the ESPN3 Network.

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