Through 2 Quarters
The Air Force Falcons can’t call it a day yet, but they are winning as expected. They have emerged as the frontrunner at halftime and are ahead of the Utah State Aggies 24-13. The Falcons already have more points in this matchup than they finished with last week.
Air Force and Utah State came into this contest with previous-game wins. We’ll see if Air Force can maintain their lead to polish off another victory and cancel out Utah State’s positive energy.
Utah State @ Air Force
Current Records: Utah State 2-0; Air Force 2-0
What to Know
The Utah State Aggies are 1-5 against the Air Force Falcons since November of 2015, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Saturday. The Aggies and Air Force will face off in a Mountain West battle at 7:30 p.m. ET at Falcon Stadium. The odds don’t look promising for Utah State, but the bigger the opponent is, the harder they fall.
Utah State’s game against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks last week was close at halftime, but Utah State turned on the heat in the second half with 28 points. Utah State put the hurt on North Dakota with a sharp 48-24 win. The victory came about thanks to a strong surge after the first quarter to overcome a 21-7 deficit. Utah State QB Logan Bonner was slinging it as he passed for four TDs and 391 yards on 33 attempts. Bonner’s 75-yard touchdown toss down the left side of the field to WR Deven Thompkins in the third quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the night.
Meanwhile, the Falcons had enough points to win and then some against the Navy Midshipmen last week, taking their matchup 23-3. RB Brad Roberts was the offensive standout of the contest for Air Force, punching in two rushing touchdowns.
Air Force’s defense was a presence as well, as it got past Navy’s offensive line to sack the quarterback five times for a total loss of 26 yards. Leading the way was LB Demonte Meeks and his two sacks. Meeks now has 2.5 sacks.
Their wins lifted both teams to an identical 2-0. We’ll see which team can carry over their success and which team inevitably falls when Utah State and the Falcons clash.
How To WatchWhen: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ETWhere: Falcon Stadium — USAFA, ColoradoTV: Fox Sports 2Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $11.27Odds
The Falcons are a big 9-point favorite against the Aggies, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Air Force have won five out of their last six games against Utah State.
Dec 03, 2020 – Air Force 35 vs. Utah State 7Oct 26, 2019 – Air Force 31 vs. Utah State 7Sep 22, 2018 – Utah State 42 vs. Air Force 32Nov 25, 2017 – Air Force 38 vs. Utah State 35Sep 24, 2016 – Air Force 27 vs. Utah State 20Nov 14, 2015 – Air Force 35 vs. Utah State 28