Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE
The Falcons and Aztecs battle to stay in first place in the Mountain West.
The Air Force Falcons travel to Qualcomm Stadium to face the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday in a game between the two teams tied for first place in the Mountain West Conference.
Air Force crosses the country to San Diego after a 41-21 drubbing at the hands of Army in New York. The Falcons were held to just 103 rushing yards, and found itself having to pass after going down 20-7 at halftime. Quarterbacks Connor Dietz and Kale Pearson combined to throw 17-of-29 for 235 yards, but the Falcons committed five turnovers on the day. Air Force's defense struggled, too, as Army racked up 414 yards. The Falcons' run defense gives up 226 yards per game, which ranks 114th nationally.
That could spell bad news for Air Force, as Adam Muema and Walter Kazee combine to make San Diego State's rushing offense rank in the top 25. Muema has rushed for 1,019 yards and ten touchdowns, while Kazee has added 681 yards and eight scores of his own. Sophomore Adam Dingwell has started at quarterback for the last three games as Ryan Katz is out with a broken ankle. Dingwell has completed 56% of his passes and has thrown five touchdowns to two interceptions.
Date/Time: Sat., Nov. 10, 1:30 p.m. MT
TV: NBC Sports Network
Odds: San Diego State is favored by 9.5 points
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