Saturday the Air Force Falcons resume their football season, going for the “Colorado Sweep” as they face Colorado State in Fort Collins. The Falcons, with a win over C-U early this year, can win the unofficial Colorado College Football Crown, by beating the Rams. The sudden and sad death of a New Mexico football player meant an off week for the Falcons November 9th. It gave the team a chance to get a jump start on CSU and heal some injuries, and perhaps, it helps Air Force get set for the last 3 weeks of the regular season. Next week the Falcons and Lobos will make up that postponed game in Albuquerque, where the Falcons have had problems the last several years. Then they finish the season at home Thanksgiving weekend against a very tough bare bones Wyoming football team. So 2 rivalry games, and a road game where you haven’t had success in the last few years separate Air Force from an average to a really, really good season. Saturday’s game at Canvas Stadium could be a shootout. CSU’s rush defense is poor-111th in the nation. They will find it hard to stop Duval Jackson, Taven Birdow and Kadin Remsberg. The Rams offense is a big play, explosive unit, with pocket passer Patrick O’Brien, throwing to solid receivers Warren Jackson and Dante Wright. The Falcons have faced a test like this in almost every game, and Defensive Coordinator John Rudzinski will be ready. The Rams defense has not seen a rushing attack like the Falcons this year-I’m not talking about the option per say, but just the ball hawking, grind it out, convert on 3rd down and start over offense the Falcons put on display each week. Air Force also still has a chance to catch Boise State in the Mountain Division, though they do need help. CSU has a chance to become bowl eligible with 2 wins in their last 3 games. So this is an interesting game with good sub plots that we’ll bring you Saturday from Fort Collins.
Listen to Air Force and Colorado State Saturday. Coverage at 3. The kickoff at 5p on 740 KVOR.