Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Western Michigan vs. Air Force Free Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 12/15/2014
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In the Idaho Potato Bowl on Saturday afternoon, the Western Michigan Broncos (8-4) will be taking on the Air Force Falcons (9-3), who won five of their final six regular season games. The Broncos were third in the MAC West this season, while the Falcons ended up in fourth place in the MWC Mountain.
Western Michigan had their six-game winning streak come to an end in their final home game when Northern Illinois beat them 31-21. Western Michigan had six turnovers in that loss and they only ended up rushing for 91 yards.
During the regular season, the Broncos averaged 264.8 passing yards per game and scored 34.6 points per game. Quarterback Zach Terrell has 3,146 passing yards on the year with 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Wide receiver Corey Davis has 70 receptions for 1,232 yards and 12 touchdowns, while running back Jarvion Franklin has rushed for 1,525 yards and 24 scores.
Air Force finished their regular season by winning five of their final six games, ending with a 27-24 victory over Colorado State. The Falcons rushed for 242 yards in that game and they only committed one penalty.
In 12 games this season, the Falcons were eighth in the country in rushing by gaining 272.2 yards per game on the ground. Running back Jacobi Owens is leading the team in rushing with 1,054 yards and five touchdowns.
Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
Western Michigan Broncos are 10-2-0 Against the Spread
Western Michigan Broncos are 7-4-0 against the Over/Under
Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
Air Force Falcons are 7-5-0 Against the Spread
Air Force Falcons are 4-7-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Western Michigan Broncos
10/18/14 LB JaKevin Jackson Shoulder out for season
09/23/14 LB Austin Lewis Knee out for season
09/23/14 LB Jason Sylva Foot out for season
09/05/14 DL Devante Lee Suspension out indefinitely
09/05/14 LB Edward Rolle Suspension out indefinitely
08/29/14 DB Garrett Smith Knee out indefinitely
08/14/14 OL Jordan Van Dort Personal out indefinitely
Air Force Falcons
12/07/14 TE Garrett Griffin Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs Western Michigan
12/07/14 RB Jon Lee Eligibility "?" Saturday vs Western Michigan
11/20/14 RB Jacobi Owens Foot out indefinitely
10/15/14 LB Joey Nichol Groin out indefinitely
10/01/14 OL Allen Caunitz Ankle expected to miss 6-8 weeks
09/17/14 OT Sevrin Remmo Foot expected to miss 6 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Western Michigan
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