[CANCELED] College Football Preview: Air Force vs. Colorado State

Air Force-Colorado State Preview

On Thursday Air Force faces Colorado State in Colorado Springs. AcademyWars.com previews this college football game and predicts the final score.

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 W 28-0
11/26/20 Colorado St.
12/03/20 @ Utah St.

Colorado State

Date Opp. Result
10/29/20 @ Fresno St. L 17-38
11/05/20 Wyoming W 34-24
11/12/20 @ Boise St. L 21-52
11/26/20 @ Air Force
12/05/20 @ San Diego St
12/12/20 Utah St.

ESPN FPI

Air Force 86

Colorado State 99

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Air Force Colorado State
Points 26.0 24.0
Points Allowed 18.3 38.0
Total YDS 403.5 343.0
Pass YDS 67.0 218.0
Rush YDS 336.5 125.0
Total YDS Allowed 324.5 396.0
Rush YDS Allowed 105.0 105.6
Pass YDS Allowed 219.5 290.3
3rd Down Conv. 48.0 20.9
3rd Down Conv. DEF 38.1 45.1
Turnover Margin 0.00 1.00

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.

Colorado State

QB Patrick O’Brien, RB Marcus McElroy Jr., WR Nate Craig-Myers, OL Adam Korutz, DL Scott Patchan, LB Dequan Jackson, DB Marshaun Cameron.

Injuries

Air Force

[FB] 11/22/2020 – Timothy Jackson is “?” Thursday vs Colorado State (Shoulder)
[RB] 10/30/2020 – Kadin Remsberg is out indefinitely (Collarbone)
[QB] 09/27/2020 – Donald Hammond III left the team (Transferred)

Colorado State

[RB] 11/22/2020 – Marcus McElroy is “?” Thursday vs Air Force (Shoulder)
[DL] 11/22/2020 – Toby McBride is “?” Thursday vs Air Force (Undisclosed)
[CB] 11/22/2020 – Keevan Bailey is “?” Thursday vs Air Force (Leg)
[RB] 11/12/2020 – Jaylen Thomas is out indefinitely (Lower Body)
[WR] 10/29/2020 – Warren Jackson left the team (Personal)
[TE] 10/19/2020 – Cameron Butler is out for season (Undisclosed)

Source: statfox.com

Comments

This is a game I think Air Force should win. They have a much better defense and about an equal offense. That said, with COVID 19 spiking you never know who is going to be missing from the lineup. The one area CSU has really struggled this season is in the area of third and four down conversions. Air Force has a much better rate. There’s the same disparity on third down conversion defense. Some of that has to do with the fact that CSU has played three games and two of the opponents have really solid defenses but it’s still a significant disparity.

Prediction

Air Force 38, Colorado State 24

Thursday’s game kicks off at Noon MT. You can watch this football game on the CBS Sports Network.

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