The Air Force Falcons will take on the Wyoming Cowboys in a matchup that promises to be fierce. The game will be played in Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium. On the 14th of November 2020, the Falcons will come into this game with a 1-2 run, looking to offset the early home win record of the Cowboys and get an away victory. The Cowboys will hope to continue their winning ways at home with a 1-2 run. The game will kick-off by 10:00 PM EST. The Moneyline for Falcons is at -148 with a spread of +3.5 while the Cowboys have a Moneyline of -184 with a -3.5 spread.
Let's Commence with the Numbers
Wyoming comes in as favorites to win this fixture, judging by the current form in the new season. They have an impeccable SU home record (5-0), which might prove difficult for the Falcons to offset. Playing against the Air Force Falcons, Wyoming Cowboys are 10-1 ATS in the last 11 games. They also have a good record against the Air Force at home with a 5-0 ATS run in their last five home games against the Falcons.
In this season, the Wyoming Cowboys have also been better in the offense, averaging 29.7 as opposed to Air Force's 18. They also have 222 passing yards while the Falcons have just 80.5. The quarterback, Levi Williams, is leading his team in this area, having 220 passing yards attributed to his name. The leading passer in the Air Force has a total of only 44.3. However, the Falcons have been impressive in defense as they have forced 2 turnovers. They average 33 in defense while the Cowboys averages 26 and have forced only 1 turnover.
The Cowboys will be looking to make the defense of the Falcons slug it out every minute on the playing field. With such difference in passing yards in comparison and the not so efficient offense of the Falcons, the Cowboy's defense might be able to easily handle what is thrown at them to secure a win. However, history shows that the Air Force has had the better of Wyoming, winning 29 matches and tieing three out of 58 games played against each other.
Wyoming Hoping to get back to Winning Ways
The Cowboys last game had them visit the home of the Colorado State Rams on the 6th of November. Patrick O'Brien of the Rams was the star of the match as he made passes for 3 touchdowns to secure them the win. Wyoming was not able to get on the scoresheet during the first quarter as they took a 14-0 thrashing. This first-half performance secured the win for the Rams as the rest of the game was more of a back and forth contest. Levi Williams tried to pull his team back into the game with a passing yard of 321. The Cowboys ended up losing the game 24-34.
Air Force Falcon Has Eyes Set On a Second Win
The Air Force Falcons opened their season with a victory over the Navy by a 40-7 scoreline, but thereafter they have known defeat by the hands of San Jose State and at home to Boise State by a 49-30 scoreline. Their last fixture against the Army Black knights was canceled due to Covid-19.
The Air Force Falcons second rusher Brandon Lewis has 172 yards, with top rusher Timothy Jackson out, and his availability is still questionable for this fixture against the Wyoming Cowboys. Tight end Kyle Patterson has a team-best of seven interceptions for 106 yards. The Falcons is second in the FBS with an average of 330 in rushing yards and averaging 67 yards in passing offense.
The Falcons defense struggled in the last game against Boise State but was sharp in their first two battles. The Falcons are averaging 25.3 points, having allowed an average of 24.3 points.
Best Possible Outcome
The Falcons has lost two straight games, and both losses were by double digits points. They gave up 49 points to the Boise State Broncos, who averaged six yards per rush. This is a terrible sign as the Air Force Falcons are known for their runs on almost every play. It is expected that the Air Force Falcons will utilize the triple-option scheme and run on most of their plays, but the Wyoming Cowboys rush defense should be up to the task, as they have held their opponents to a total of 95.3 per game rushing yards. We expect the Wyoming Cowboys to come out victorious in this fixture.