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College Football Betting Preview: Utah State Aggies vs. Air Force Falcons

September 15, 2023


The 1-1 Utah State Aggies travel to take on the 2-0 Air Force Falcons in a matchup of two Mountain West teams in week 3 of the college football season. Utah State is 1-1 following a loss on the road in week 1 against the Iowa Hawkeyes by a score of 14-24 and a win at home against the Idaho State Bengals in week 2 by a score of 78-28 while the Falcons defeated the Robert Morris Colonials in week 1 at home by a score of 42-7 and the Sam Houston Bearkats in week 2 by a score of 13-3. Will the Falcons improve to 2-0 this season or will the Aggies improve to above .500 for the first time this season? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.

The Utah State Aggies enter this game with a record of 1-1 following a 78-28 win at home against the Idaho State Bengals, an FCS team, in week 2 of the college football season while covering the 24-point spread as a home favorite. Utah State scored 78 points while compiling 591 total yards offensively which included 211 passing yards and 380 rushing yards while allowing 28 points and 408 total yards defensively which included 307 passing yards and 101 rushing yards. 

Cooper Legas led the team in passing, completing 14 of 16 attempts for 125 yards with two touchdowns while rushing for 18 yards. Robert Briggs Jr. led the team in rushing with nine carries for 101 yards and a touchdown. Terrell Vaughn led the team in receiving, catching 11 of 12 targets for 73 yards and two touchdowns.

Air Force enters this game with a record of 2-0 following a 13-3 win on the road against the Sam Houston Bearkats while failing to cover the 13.5-point spread as a road favorite in week 2 of the college football season. The Falcons scored 13 points while compiling 254 total yards offensively which included 14 passing yards and 240 rushing yards while allowing 3 points and 80 yards defensively which included 44 passing yards and 36 rushing yards. Zac Larrier led the team in passing, completing 1 of 3 attempts for 14 yards while rushing for 65 yards. Owen Burk led the team in rushing with 18 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown. John Lee Eldridge III led the team in receiving with one reception for 14 yards.

BookMaker has the Air Force Falcons listed as 10-point favorites at home against the Utah State Aggies on Friday night in week 3 of the college football season. The Teams have split the last ten games and both have gone 5-5 ATS in those matchups while Utah State has won two of the last three games and has gone 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. Utah State is 2-0 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS on the road, and 1-0 ATS as an underdog while the Air Force Falcons are 0-2 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS at home, and 0-2 ATS as a favorite.

Air Force is the more talented team this season, however, Utah State has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three games while going 2-1 ATS in those matchups. The Aggies are 2-0 ATS while the Falcons are 0-2 ATS this season. As a result, I am taking the Utah State Aggies +10 on BookMaker for this matchup on Friday night. 

Spooky Express Pick: Utah State Aggies +10