Check out the Air Force vs. Fresno State fearless prediction and game preview.
Air Force (4-3) vs. Fresno State (1-7) Game Preview
Date: Friday, Oct. 28
Game Time: 10:30 pm
Venue: Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, CA
It’s the first game of the rest of Fresno State’s life, starting with interim head coach Eric Kiesau taking over for the fired Tim DeRuyter after a horrible 1-7 start. Can the change make a difference for an offense that’s been really, really, really bad, especially when it comes to getting the passing game going.
And now the passing game will have to be really, really, really good when it comes to stopping the run, and that’ll be a first for a D that’s been lit up by anyone who tries grinding it out, giving up 266 rushing yards per game with the line getting pushed game in and game out.
What’s going to be the difference under Kiesau? Expect a renewed energy from the staff, and expect the team to play with a different sort of fire against an Air Force team that’s falling off the map.
The defending Mountain division champ has lost three in a row to Wyoming, New Mexico, and Hawaii teams it should’ve handled without too much of a problem.
Instead, the defense has gone bye-bye, totally losing its mojo against the run against Wyoming and New Mexico, and last week getting lit up by Hawaii for 312 yards and three scores.
Meanwhile, the running game has been great, but not fantastic enough after coming up with 251 yards and three scores against the Lobos and 389 yards and three touchdowns against the Rainbow Warriors.
Even with Fresno State coming in fired up, that’ll only last so long.
The Falcon ground game will option its way to a second straight 300-yard day, flirting with 400 yards. But the Bulldog offense will wake up and make it interesting for a while.
Air Force vs. Fresno State Prediction
Final Score: Air Force 27, Fresno State 17
Line: Air Force -14, o/u: 53.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Trump in Alabama – 1: Trump in New York … 3
Must See Rating: 5: Bad Santa 2 – 1: 2016 NFL … 2