The United States Air Force Academy Falcons (2-0, 0-0 Away) and University of Wyoming Cowboys (2-1, 2-0 Home) face off at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium on Friday as both teams get their Mountain West Conference schedules underway. The Falcons are 15-point favorites, and the total is 46.5.Air Force (2-0, 0-0 Away) is coming off a one-sided 41-10 win over Colorado at Falcon Stadium on Saturday. Haaziq Daniels threw for 8 yards. Brad Roberts ran 24 times for 174 yards and three touchdowns. Dane Kinamon caught one pass for 8 yards. Wyoming (2-1, 2-0 Home) beat Northern Colorado 33-10 at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Andrew Peasley was 19 of 30 for 144 yards. Titus Swen carried 15 times for 76 yards and three touchdowns. Wyatt Wieland caught five receptions for 53 yards.
The Falcons won the only game between the teams last season, a 24-14 victory in October. Daniels tossed one touchdown for Air Force, as Roberts added a rushing TD.
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The Falcons are averaging 44.5 points per game so far this season, 19th in FBS, and they are facing a Cowboys defense that has surrendered 28.3 PPG (87th). Meanwhile, Wyoming has scored 26.3 points a game this season, 91st in the country, and Air Force is allowing 13.5 PPG (28th).The Falcons rank as the country’s top team in rushing yards per game (508.5, 1st), while they are 130th in passing yards (58.5). The Cowboys are 105th in passing yards allowed per game (269.7) and 49th against the run (112.0).Wyoming has been one of the nation’s least successful passing teams, averaging 143.3 passing yards per game (120th), while ranking 71st in rushing yards (158.0). The Falcons are allowing 168.5 passing yards (29th) and 115.0 rushing yards per game (52nd).
Through two games, Daniels has thrown for one touchdown and 58.5 yards per game to lead Air Force in passing. Roberts leads the team in rushing with an average of 144.0 yards a game over two games. He has four touchdowns on the ground. Kinamon is the Falcons’ leading receiver with 44.0 yards a game and one TD. Peasley has two passing touchdowns (1 INT) with 143.3 yards per game through three games to lead Wyoming. In two home games this season, he has thrown for two TDs and an average of 200.0 yards. Swen has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 71.3 yards a game through three games. He has three touchdowns. Joshua Cobbs has been a key target in the Cowboys’ passing game. He has one touchdown and a 45.0 yard per game average through three appearances.
SportsTips’ College Football Pick:
Air Force (-700)
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