Through 3 Quarters
The Air Force Falcons are on the board, but we're still waiting on the New Mexico Lobos to respond. Three quarters in and Air Force's offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating New Mexico 21 to nothing three quarters in. The Falcons have been led by RB Brad Roberts, who so far has rushed for two TDs and 105 yards on 20 carries.
Both Air Force and New Mexico suffered losses in their previous contests, but Air Force is closer to making up for it this week. Air Force just need to hang on one more quarter to get back on their feet.
New Mexico @ Air Force
Current Records: New Mexico 0-3; Air Force 1-2
What to Know
The Air Force Falcons have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. The Falcons and the New Mexico Lobos will face off in a Mountain West battle at 9:30 p.m. ET Friday at Falcon Stadium. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.
Three weeks ago, Air Force lost to the Boise State Broncos at home by a decisive 49-30 margin. A silver lining for Air Force was the play of WR Brandon Lewis, who rushed for one TD and 112 yards on ten carries.
There was early excitement for New Mexico after they claimed the game's first points last week, but it was the Nevada Wolf Pack who ended up claiming the real prize. New Mexico took a 27-20 hit to the loss column. Despite the defeat, they got a solid performance out of RB Bobby Cole, who punched in one rushing touchdown.
Air Force is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7.5-point margin of victory. Now might not be the best time to take the Falcons against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past two consecutive games.
Air Force is now 1-2 while the Lobos sit at 0-3. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Air Force enters the contest with 330 rushing yards per game on average, which is the best in the nation. But New Mexico comes into the matchup boasting the third fewest rushing yards allowed per game in the nation at 81. We'll see which of these strengths -- offense or defense -- will win out.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Falcon Stadium -- USAFA, Colorado
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Falcons are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Lobos, according to the latest college football odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Falcons as a 10.5-point favorite.
New Mexico have won three out of their last five games against Air Force.
- Nov 23, 2019 - Air Force 44 vs. New Mexico 22
- Nov 10, 2018 - Air Force 42 vs. New Mexico 24
- Sep 30, 2017 - New Mexico 56 vs. Air Force 38
- Oct 15, 2016 - New Mexico 45 vs. Air Force 40
- Nov 28, 2015 - New Mexico 47 vs. Air Force 35