College Football First Look: Air Force vs. New Mexico

Air Force-New Mexico

New Mexico meets Air Force on Saturday in Colorado Springs. Here is a first look at the New Mexico-Air Force matchup.

New Mexico Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 Incarnate Word W 62-30
Sept. 8 at Wisconsin L 45-14
Sept. 15 at New Mexico State W 42-25
Sept. 29 Liberty L 52-43
Oct. 6 at UNLV W 50-14
Oct. 13 at Colorado State L 20-18
Oct. 20 Fresno State L 38-7
Oct. 27 at Utah State L 61-19
Nov. 3 San Diego State L 31-23

Air Force Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 Stony Brook W 38-0
Sept. 8 at Florida Atlantic L 33-27
Sept. 22 at Utah State L 42-32
Sept. 29 Nevada L 28-25
Oct. 6 Navy W 35-7
Oct. 12 at San Diego State L 21-17
Oct. 19 at UNLV W 41-35
Oct. 27 Boise State L 48-38
Nov. 3 at Army L 17-14

Stat Comparison

New Mexico Stat Air Force
30.9 Points Scored 29.7
35.1 Points Allowed 25.7
367.8 Total YDS 385.1
199.9 Pass YDS 144.1
241.0 Rush YDS 123.2
466.3 Total YDS Allowed 357.3
296.0 Pass YDS Allowed 234.1
170.3 Rush YDS Allowed 241.0
.400 3rd down conv % .370
-0.22 Turnover margin -0.11
105 & Massey Composite 91

& The Massey Composite Ratings are compiled from 98 different college football ratings and rankings.

New Mexico Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
11/06/18 RB Ahmari Davis Undisclosed is doubtful Saturday vs Air Force
11/04/18 LB David Brown Suspension is "?" Saturday vs Air Force
11/04/18 S Marcus Hayes Concussion is "?" Saturday vs Air Force
10/31/18 LB Evahelotu Tohi Suspension is out indefinitely
09/30/18 QB Tevaka Tuioti Collarbone is out for season
09/24/18 LB Alex Hart Knee is out for season
09/05/18 WR Q' Drennan Hip is out indefinitely

Air Force Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
11/04/18 LB Lakota Wills Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs New Mexico
10/24/18 WR Ronald Cleveland Leg is out indefinitely
10/18/18 UT Matthew Philichi Leg is out indefinitely
10/16/18 DB Garrett Kauppila Arm is out indefinitely
08/22/18 DB James Jones ACL is out for season

Source: DonBest.com

Challenges for Air Force

The Falcons must quickly put behind them a disappointing loss to rival Army. It was Air Force’s first back to back losses to the Cadets since the late 1970s. This New Mexico game is the first of three very winnable games for Air Force. They must win all three to get bowl eligible, barring a possible APR bowl. If the Falcons can at least get bowl eligible that gives them a couple weeks of extra practice to work not only on preparing for the bowl opponent, but also work on getting younger players ready for the 2019 season.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 1:30 pm MT and can be seen on the CBS Sports Network.

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