Preview 2018: Air Force Falcons. Is This The Bounceback Year?

Preview 2018: Air Force Falcons. Is This The Bounceback Year?

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Preview 2018: Air Force Falcons. Is This The Bounceback Year?

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What You Need To Know About The Air Force Offense

– It’s Air Force. The ground game has to rock. It was good, mainly because that’s all the Falcon attack does, but it wasn’t good enough. For the team to be good enough to become a player in the Mountain West chase, and be in the hunt for a bowl game, it has to breeze past 4,000 yards and easily average over five yards per carry. Last year, it ran for 3,689 yards and 4.8 yards per pop.

– Arion Worthman is back under center after leading the team with 821 yards and 13 scores, but bruising Tim McVey is going along with Jacob Stafford. Joseph Saucier became one of the star running backs of spring ball, and a whole slew of dangerous young options are ready to shine. The pieces are there to be terrific on the ground, as always, but …

– The offensive line has to be better. Four starters have to be replaced from a line that struggled whenever Worthman had to throw, and it wasn’t consistent enough in key spots to blast away for the ground game. The running backs are good, the receives – by Air Force’s standards – are great. Now the line has to do its part.

Biggest Key To The Air Force Offense

Run for lots and lots and lots and lots of yards. The big key is the hopeful improvement of the O line and the revamping of the running back rotation, but it’s this simple. Run for a lot of yards, or else. The Falcons went 0-6 when they didn’t run for 300 yards or more.

Over the last ten seasons, Air Force is 22-0 when it runs for 400 yards or more. If that seems like an insane number to hit, it’s not – the Falcons did it five times last season.

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