I am not sure what it is about these Mountain West road games, but the Falcons are having all kinds of problems. Massive win for Navy as the offense finally broke out.
By Steve Wright
Week Results: 2-1.
Closest Pick: Wake Forest 31, Army 24. The Actual was Wake Forest 45, Army 10. Not great when the closest pick still misses by 28 points.
Worst Pick: Air Force 38, Utah State 20. Actual was Utah State 34, Air Force 27. Weird one as this isn’t even a particularly good Utah State team relative to the past few years.
Season Results: 8-4 (67%). Last week I was at 67%
Air Force @ UNLV – A couple of 4-2 teams battle it out in Las Vegas on Saturday as the Falcons travel to take on UNLV. Both teams lost last weekend, with UNLV being blown out of the building in a 40-7 loss against San Jose State. Both teams run the ball – Air Force leads the nation with well over 300 yards per game on the ground – while Aiden Robbins carries the threat for UNLV with 561 yards and eight touchdowns on the season. It is a matchup Air Force has dominated – they are 17-6 all-time against UNLV – and I like them to get back on track here. Air Force 38, UNLV 21.
Colgate @ Army – This should be the tonic Army needs after facing a Wake Forest team that has become a consistently elite ACC team last weekend. Colgate is not a good FCS team – they are 1-4 on the season – and it is hard to see how they stop the Army rushing attack. This one gets blown open in the second half. Army 38, Colgate 17.
Navy @ SMU – It is a rare Friday night game for the Mids this weekend as they travel to Dallas to face SMU. The Mids offense broke out of a season-long slump last time out as Navy exploded for 53 points against Tulsa. SMU has a dangerous passing attack, but the program seems to be in a weird place. They were up 13-10 against UCF last time out before imploding to lose 41-19. Multiple players have elected to sit the remainder of the season before transferring, which will give the resurgent Mids an advantage. Navy 35, SMU 21.