Check out the Air Force vs. Army fearless prediction and game preview.
Air Force (5-3) vs. Army (5-3) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 5
Game Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Michie Stadium, West Point, NY
Network: CBS Sports Network
The Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy is there for Air Force to take for Air Force after its win over Navy in early October. But just as important, especially for Army, the winner becomes bowl eligible.
Just when it’s seemed like Army was about to stumble after weird losses to Duke and North Texas for a streak of three losses in four games, the defense stepped up on the road with a win over Wake Forest get post-season hopes back into view.
The Black Knight running game has been as good as expected – ranking second in the nation with 343 yards per game – but it’s been an incredible year from the defense that’s been the difference, allowing more than 14 points just twice. However, those were two of the three losses.
Air Force got back on track after three straight losses, beating Fresno State on the road in a season-saver. Forget about repeating as the Mountain Division champions, but the Falcons should be able to get hot against mediocre Colorado State and San Jose State teams before closing out against Boise State.
What’s been the problem for Air Force? The defense has faltered at strange times, the offense hasn’t converted in key spots when it’s needed to, and the team simply lost in three tough games.
But now is when the run defense will step up.
The Falcons have given up more than 90 yards on the ground just twice – the two losses to Wyoming and New Mexico – and are allowing just 3.2 yards per carry overall.
It’s going to be a low-scoring fight of a game with points hard to come by. Air Force PK Luke Strebel will play a big, big role, capping off drives with field goals while Army will have too many empty drives.
Air Force vs. Army Prediction
Final Score: Air Force 19, Army 17
Line: Army -2, o/u: 46
ATS Confidence: 5: 101 mph Chapman – 1: 97 mph Chapman … 2
Must See Rating: 5: November 8th – 1: Inferno … 3