Both Air Force and Western Michigan are in bowl games after having bad years in 2013. The Falcons won a pair of games and the Broncos won just a single game last year.
One key player that Air Force needs to be aware of is Western Michigan running back Jarvion Franklin who rushed for 1,524 yards and had 24 touchdowns. The Falcons rush defense was second in the Mountain West and have faced their share of tough running backs. Air Force will want to force the Broncos to throw the ball to take Franklin out of the game.
Western Michigan has not face a triple-option team this year and even with a few weeks to prepare, stopping this attack is difficult. The Falcons are without starting running back Jacobi Owens, so Western Michigan catches a break by not having to face him.
Western Michigan also likes to row the boat, so it is fitting they are playing on the blue turf at Boise State.
WHEN: Saturday, November 20, 3:45 PM MST
WHERE: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho (Capacity - 37,000)
2014 SEASON: Air Force Falcons, 9-3, 5-3 (MW); Western Michigan Broncos, 8-4, 6-2 (MAC)
RADIO: ESPN Radio
SERIES RECORD:: Air Force-Western Michigan first meeting in history
ODDS: Western Michigan favored by 1.5
LAST BOWL GAME:: Rice 33 Air Force 14 (2012 Armed Forces Bowl); Purdue 37 Western Michigan 32 (2011 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl)