New Mexico vs. Air Force: Falcons look to stay in MWC race

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Lobos and Falcons meet in conference play after posting road wins last week.

The Air Force Falcons look to climb the conference standings this Saturday as they host the New Mexico Lobos at Falcon Stadium.

The Falcons are 2-1 in the Mountain West Conference after a 28-27 victory on the road against the Wyoming Cowboys, in which Air Force claimed the victory after trailing 27-14 late in the third quarter. In addition to Connor Dietz keying the always-potent option attack in a 230-yard rushing effort, the quarterback also threw 7-9 for 141 yards and two touchdowns. But the Falcon defense continued its yardage struggles, allowing the Cowboys 447 yards of offense, close to what the Academy averages giving up per game.

New Mexico is 1-1 in conference and 4-3 overall, as coach Bob Davie has already produced more wins this year than the Lobos garnered in the past three seasons. The Lobos won on the islands last week, defeating Hawaii 35-23. Davie has the Lobos running some option themselves, as Kasey Carrier is averaging 5.6 yards per carry for New Mexico's No. 7 ranked run game. B.R. Holbrook and Cole Gautsche split quarterback duties, with Holbrook being a better passer.

Date/Time: Sat., Oct. 20, 5:00 p.m. MT

TV: ROOT Sports

Odds: Air Force by 11 points.

For more visit Mountain West Connection.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.