Air Force Football First Look: UNLV

Air Force UNLV

Air Force football visits UNLV on Friday in Las Vegas. Here is a first look at the Air Force-UNLV matchup.

Air Force Season so far

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

UNLV Season so far

Sept. 1 at USC L 43-21
Sept. 8 UTEP W 52-24
Sept. 15 Prairie View W 46-17
Sept. 22 at Arkansas State L 27-20
Oct. 6 New Mexico L 50-14
Oct. 13 at Utah State L 59-28

Stat Comparison

Air Force Stat UNLV
29.0 Points Scored 30.2
21.8 Points Allowed 36.7
354.8 Total YDS 380.2
106.8 Pass YDS 123.7
248.0 Rush YDS 257.2
333.3 Total YDS Allowed 443.8
232.02 Pass YDS Allowed 244.8
101.2 Rush YDS Allowed 199.0
35.35 3rd down conv % 33.68
0.17 Turnover margin -0.33
88 & Massey Composite 116

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

Air Force Injuries and Suspensions

10/18/18 UT Matthew Philichi Leg is out indefinitely
10/16/18 DB Garrett Kauppila Arm is out indefinitely
10/16/18 LB Lakota Wills Leg is "?" Friday vs UNLV
10/14/18 QB Donald Hammond III None left last game – is "?" Friday vs UNLV
10/14/18 LB Kyle Johnson Arm is "?" Friday vs UNLV
08/22/18 DB James Jones ACL is out for season

UNLV Injuries and Suspensions

10/16/18 RB Lexington Thomas Concussion is upgraded to probable Friday vs Air Force
10/01/18 QB Armani Rogers Foot is OUT 6-8 weeks
09/17/18 DB Ty'Jason Roberts Back is out for season
08/21/18 DL Nick Dehdashtian Foot is out for season


Challenges for Air Force

The Falcons can’t get too disheartened by a 2-4 start. Air Force should be the favorites in four of their final six games, including UNLV. The Falcons will likely be slight underdogs in the Boise state game but that one is to be played in Colorado Springs so you never know. Against Army, the Black Knights will likely be solid favorites but Air Force can play a “nothing to lose” spoiler role at West Point against an overconfident opponent.

Friday’s game kicks off at 8 pm CT and can be seen on the CBS Sports Network.

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