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College Football Betting Preview: Air Force Falcons vs. San Jose State Spartans

September 22, 2023


The 3-0 Air Force Falcons will travel to take on the 1-4 San Jose State Spartans on Friday night in week 4 of the college football season. 

Air Force enters this game with a record of 3-0 following wins at home against the Robert Morris Colonials by a score of 42-7 and the Utah State Aggies by a score of 39-21 while winning on the road against the Sam Houston Bearkats by a score of 13-3 while the San Jose State Spartans enter this game with a record of 1-3 following losses on the road against the USC Trojans by a score of 28-56 and the Toledo Rockets by a score of 17-21 while losing at home against the Oregon State Beavers by a score of 17-42 the lone win came at home against the Cal-Poly Mustangs by a score of 59-3. Will the Falcons remain undefeated or will the Spartans get the win at home? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.

The Air Force Falcons enter this game with a record of 3-0 following a 39-21 win at home against the Utah State Aggies while covering the 9-point spread as a home favorite in week 3 of the college football season. Air Force scored 39 points while compiling 428 total yards offensively which included 84 passing yards and 344 rushing yards while allowing 21 points and 302 total yards defensively which included 248 passing yards and 54 rushing yards. Zac Larrier led the team in passing, completing 3 of 4 attempts for 84 yards while rushing for 56 yards and a touchdown. Owen Burk led the team in rushing with 15 carries for 110 yards. Jared Roznos led the team in receiving with one reception for 49 yards.

San Jose State enters this game with a record of 1-3 following a 17-21 loss on the road against the Toledo Rockets while covering the 9-point spread as a road underdog in week 3 of the college football season. The Spartans scored 17 points while compiling 268 total yards offensively which included 228 passing yards and 40 rushing yards while allowing 21 points and 321 total yards defensively which included 92 passing yards and 229 rushing yards. Chevan Cordeiro led the team in passing, completing 24 of 41 attempts for 228 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Kairee Robinson led the team in rushing with 14 carries for 50 yards and a touchdown while adding two receptions for 11 yards. Nick Nash led the team in receiving, catching six of ten targets for 80 yards.

BookMaker has the Air Force Falcons listed as 3-point favorites on the road against the San Jose State Spartans on Friday night in week 4 of the college football season. Air Force has won four of the last five and two of the last three games while San Jose State is 3-2 in the last five and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. Air Force is 1-2 ATS overall, 1-2 ATS as a favorite, and 1-0 ATS in conference games this season while the San Jose State Spartans are 3-1 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS at home, and 2-1 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Air Force enters this game with a better record, however, San Jose has been the better team at covering the spread in the series, going 3-2 ATS in the last five and 3-0 ATS in the last three matchups. The Spartans have also been the better team at covering the spread this season going 3-1 ATS overall while the Falcons are 1-2 ATS overall. 

As a result, I am taking the San Jose State Spartans +3 on BookMaker for this matchup on Friday night.

Spooky Express Pick: San Jose State Spartans +3