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Wyoming Vs. Air Force: Cowboys Ready For Falcons After Facing Earlier Option Attacks

During Dave Christensen's two-year tenure at the helm so far of the Wyoming Cowboys, the Air Force Falcons are 2-0 against them, but they have had a tough time securing both victories. In 2009, the Falcons won, 10-0, by scoring all those points in a span of nearly five minutes over the end of the third quarter and the start of the fourth quarter. In 2010, the Falcons were down, 14-7, in the third quarter, but Nathan Walker tied things up in the fourth quarter and Tim Jefferson had the game-winning touchdown run with 3:41 left on the clock.

Both times the Cowboys spent some time during camp thinking about the Falcons defense. But in Year 3, as Eric Schmoldt reports, Christensen decided to not spend time in camp readying for the Falcons since the game came so late on the schedule:

"We haven't seen an option team like Air Force, but we've seen some option football throughout the year," he said. "This is probably the first time since we've been here, going up against Air Force, where we've actually seen a little bit of option football beforehand."

The Cowboys allow 30.3 points per game while the Falcons average 34 points this season. The Cowboys better spend extra time getting ready for the No. 4 rushing attack in the nation.

For more on Saturday's game, check out Mountain West Connection, SB Nation's Mountain West Conference blog, and stay tuned to SB Nation Denver.