The Air Force Falcons have a good opportunity on Friday to get that ever-important sixth win and gain bowl eligibility when they host the Mountain West's last-place team, the Hawaii Warriors.
The one-win Warriors are a welcome sight for a Falcons team that has lost two straight and all of a sudden finds its bowl aspirations in jeopardy. It's the final home game of the year for Air Force, which travels to play the much-tougher Fresno State Bulldogs (8-3, 2nd place in Mountain West at 6-1) on Nov. 24 to close its regular-season schedule.
Air Force hopes to end its recent struggles. The Falcons lost 28-9 at San Diego State last week, which followed a humbling 41-21 loss to Army the week prior.
The Warriors could be just what the doctor ordered. Hawaii has only beaten Lamar this season and has lost seven straight games, only managing to top 20 points three times in that span, while never giving up less than 35 points.
The Falcons are 23-point favorites. Hawaii and Air Force meet at 7:30 p.m. MT on Friday in a game televised by ESPN2.