It’s been an amazing year for the Air Force football team. A 10-2 regular season, wins over CU, CSU, and Wyoming, going back to a bowl for the first time in 3 years, a legitimate opponent in Washington State (sorry South Alabama and Western Michigan) And Friday Night December 27th the final game of the year vs the Cougars in the Cheez-It Bowl. That game represents one final test. Air Force can claim a second win over a Pac-12 team in one year, and an elusive 11 win season. They don’t hand those out on the corner. You earn EVERYTHING just getting to 10 victories. That’s rare air, and that’s what the Falcons want. This team wants to reach heights few even barely dream of. It can happen, but it won’t be easy. Washington St. leads the nation in passing. 4 and 5 wide receiver sets are common for Head Coach Mike Leatch. And like all Pac-12 schools they are bigger than the Falcons. Which means this plays perfectly into Air Forces’ hands. The Cougars will spend a lot of practice time over the holidays (when there isn’t a lot of practice time) trying to figure out the option. They’ll try to take away the edge and load the box, figuring their DB’s are more talented than Geraud Sanders and Ben Waters. Bring it on, and fall into the same trap most every school has this year. Look, this won’t be easy. This will be a tough game for the Falcon defense. They’ll play nickel and dime coverage a lot, and will have to blitz a lot to have a shot. But, it’s Air Force. The Falcons are, and love to be, the underdog. It will be fun in the desert December 27th at 815p on 740 KVOR.