College Football Preview: Air Force vs. New Mexico

Air Force and New Mexico logos

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

Team Schedules/Results

Air Force

Date Opp. Result
10/03/20 Navy W 40-7
10/24/20 @ San Jose St. L 6-17
10/31/20 Boise St. L 30-49
11/07/20 @ Army Postponed
11/14/20 @ Wyoming Postponed
11/20/20 New Mexico
11/26/20 Colorado St.
12/03/20 @ Utah St.

New Mexico

Date Opp. Result
10/31/20 @ San Jose St. L 21-38
11/07/20 @ Hawaii L 33-39
11/14/20 vs. Nevada L 20-27
11/20/20 @ Air Force
11/26/20 @ Utah St.
12/05/20 Wyoming
12/12/20 Fresno St.

ESPN FPI

Air Force: 88

New Mexico: 112

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Air Force New Mexico
Points 25.3 24.7
Points Allowed 24.3 34.7
Total YDS 397.3 431.3
Pass YDS 67.3 241.7
Rush YDS 330.0 189.6
Total YDS Allowed 331.3 491.3
Rush YDS Allowed 112.3 81.0
Pass YDS Allowed 219.0 410.3
3rd Down Conv. 40.5 34.7
3rd Down Conv. DEF 41.3 42.8
Turnover Margin 0.33 0.33

Players to Watch

Air Force

QB Haaziq Daniels, RB Timothy Jackson, WR Ben Peterson, LT Parker, Ferguson, DL Joey Woodring, LB Will Trawick, CB Elisha Palm.

New Mexico

QB Trae Hall, RB Bobby Cole, WR Emmanuel Logan-Greene, OL Teton Saltes, DL Elmer Pauni, LB Brandon Shook, DB Tony Collier.

Injuries

Air Force

 
[QB] 11/15/2020 – Haaziq Daniels is probable Friday vs New Mexico (Shoulder)
[RB] 10/30/2020 – Kadin Remsberg is out indefinitely (Upper Body)
[QB] 09/27/2020 – Donald Hammond III left the team (Transferred)

New Mexico

(!)[QB] 11/16/2020 – Tevaka Tuioti is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Air Force (Concussion)

Source: statfox.com

Comments

I think Air Force is clearly the better team here. They are about equal in offensive strength but Air Force has the better defense. New Mexico will also likely be missing its starting quarterback (Tevaka Tuioti), who is reportedly pretty good. If that quarterback plays it might be a lot closer.

AcademyWars.com Prediction

Air Force 35, New Mexico 17

Saturday’s game kicks off at 7:30 PM MT. Watch on the FS1 Network.

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