Nicholls State at Air Force Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 8/27/2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs
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In their opening game of the season, the Air Force Falcons will look to quickly put their 2-10 2013 season behind them when they host the Nicholls State Colonels on Saturday.
The only teams that Air Force was able to beat in 2013 were Colgate and Army. They ended up 0-8 in the Mountain West Conference and 119th in the nation in points against after giving up 40 points per game. The one positive that can be said about their team was that they could run the ball well after finishing 12th in the country with 262.7 rushing yards per game.
Other than center Michael Husar, the Falcons will be very inexperienced on the offensive line, which could hurt their chances to be productive. Running back Jon Lee, who rushed for 429 yards last season, is expected to get the majority of the carries for Air Force in 2014.
Nicholls State started off their 2013 season by winning four of their first six games, but they finished the year by losing six straight. They ended up tying for the bottom spot in the Southland Conference with a 1-6 record, and their 520 points conceded was the second-worst in the conference.
The Colonels will be bringing back six members of their offense and five members of their defense this year. Quarterback Tuskani Figaro, who passed for 1,135 yards and rushed for 1,103 yards last year, will be the player to watch and the team's main hope if they want to improve this year.
Injuries to Watch
Nicholls State Colonels
No injuries to report at this time.
Air Force Falcons
08/23/14 DL Alexander Hansen Shoulder questionable Saturday vs. Nicholls St
Guy's Pick: Take Air Force
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