Free College Football Picks Today: Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels vs Air Force Falcons 10/15/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels vs Air Force Falcons 10/15/22
Sat 15th October 2022

The Mountain West Conference’s top two scoring offenses are set to face off at Allegiant Stadium on Saturday, as the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels (4-2, 2-1 MWC) host the United States Air Force Academy Falcons (4-2, 1-2 MWC). The Falcons are 10-point favorites, and the total is 50. Air Force is coming off a 34-27 loss at the hands of Utah State at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium last Saturday. Haaziq Daniels was 5 of 12 for 95 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Brad Roberts ran 29 times for 136 yards and a touchdown. Amari Terry caught one pass for 40 yards and a touchdown. UNLV lost 40-7 to San Jose State at CEFCU Stadium last Friday. Cameron Friel threw for 161 yards and a touchdown. Aidan Robbins carried 13 times for 55 yards. Senika McKie scored once. He had three receptions for 55 yards.


The Falcons won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 48-14 victory in November, their third straight win against UNLV. Emmanuel Michel had a rushing touchdown for Air Force. Charles Williams had two touchdowns for UNLV.


The Falcons are averaging 31.8 points per game for the season, second in the MWC, and they are facing a Rebels defense that has surrendered 25.3 PPG (6th). Meanwhile, UNLV has scored 32.7 points a game this season, best in the conference, and Air Force is allowing 18.0 PPG (2nd). The Falcons rank as the country’s top team in rushing yards per game (352.2, 1st), while they are 130th in passing yards (91.5). The Rebels are 92nd in passing yards allowed per game (248.7) and 40th against the run (120.7).UNLV is 71st in the country in passing yards per game (238.8) and 73rd in rushing (149.2). Air Force’s defense is likely to present a challenge through the air, as the Falcons are 10th in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (162.2). Against the run, the Falcons are 64th (139.2).


Through six games, Haaziq Daniels has thrown for five touchdowns (1 INT) and 78.2 yards per game to lead Air Force in passing. In two away games this season, he has three TDs (1 INT) and an average of 98.0 yards passing. Brad Roberts leads the team in rushing with an average of 118.2 yards a game over six games. He has eight touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. David Cormier is the Falcons’ leading receiver with 56.0 yards a game and three TDs. Doug Brumfield has eight passing touchdowns (2 INT) with 205.2 yards per game through six games to lead UNLV. In three home games this season, he has thrown for six TDs (1 INT) and an average of 266.7 yards. Aidan Robbins has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 93.5 yards a game through six games. He has nine total touchdowns, eight rushing and one receiving. Ricky White has been a key target in the Rebels’ aerial attack. He has three touchdowns and a 64.3 yard per game average through six appearances.

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Air Force (-375)

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