Air Force (5-5) comes into the weekend in do-or-die mode, needing to win out to reach bowl eligibility. They are big favorites to take the first step and beat UNLV on Saturday, though quarterback Tim Jefferson may not be playing at 100%. (Assuming he does play.) Jefferson is tied for the team lead with 123 carries and has thrown for over 1,100 yards this season.
There are no stakes to this game for the UNLV Rebels (2-7), who are already assured a losing season. The Rebels' beleaguered defense will have to find some way to slow Air Force's tough ground game if they're to have any shot at a win on Saturday.
Game date, time: 4:00 p.m. MT, Saturday, Nov. 19
Location: Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, CO
TV channel: The MTN
Spread: Air Force favored by 24 points
Series history: Air Force leads, 11-4
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