The Air Force Falcons and the Washington State Cougars have had some time off and are no doubt ready to hit the field. Air Force and Washington State will compete for holiday cheer in the Cheez-It Bowl on Friday at Chase Field at 10:15 p.m. ET test. The Falcons are currently enjoying a seven-game winning streak and are looking to extend their dominance.
Air Force had a touchdown and change to spare in a 20-6 win over the Wyoming Cowboys. Air Force QB Donald Hammond III was slinging it as he passed for one TD and 121 passing yards on six attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 35 yards. Near the top of the highlight reel was Hammond III's 75-yard TD bomb to DB Benjamin Waters in the fourth quarter.
Washington State suffered a bitter defeat four weeks ago, failing to capitalize on an early lead against the Washington Huskies. Washington State took a hard 31-13 fall against Washington. The Cougars got a solid performance out of RB Max Borghi, who punched in one rushing touchdown; unfortunately, it just wasn't enough for the victory.
Air Force's win lifted them to 10-2 while Washington State's loss dropped them down to 6-6. A pair of offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Falcons come into the contest boasting the third most rushing yards per game in the nation at 292.5. The Cougars have displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they rank first in the nation when it comes to passing yards per game, with 444.3 on average. We'll find out if either of these strengths ends up making the difference in the matchup.