Coming off their exciting win over Boise State the SDSU Aztecs are back at home on a short week to take on a 2-3 Air Force team that beat Navy 35 - 7 last week. Here is a quick breakdown of how the Aztecs should match up on each side of the ball with the Falcons.
On offense the Aztecs are faced with an interesting challenge with how strong the Falcons are against the run, last week they held the top rushing team in college football, Navy, to only 129 yards. Should that kind of a defense show up come game time it could be hard for Chase Jasmin to break out to too many huge plays. Look for the game plan to feature a heavy dose of play action to break open the Air Force defense, Ryan Agnew has looked a great deal better as a passer on plays with a deeper drop so expect to see him trusted with making some big throws in this game. On the positive side the Air Force defense has looked very beatable in several outings this year and is allowing 22 points per game so the SDSU offense should have a very realistic chance of keeping pace in this game.
On defense time is SDSU’s biggest enemy here, they have only had 5 days to prepare for the incredibly complex triple option offense that Air Force runs. The Falcons have had troubles finding a consistent starter at quarterback this season and their offense has been sluggish compared to the last few seasons. With the run game tied to their identity so strongly this should be an interesting week for the secondary, hopefully they will be able to pack the box a little on run defense and help generate some turnovers. Don’t be surprised if Air Force finds some success early but then is shut down in the later stages of the game by the SDSU defense.
Calling it SDSU by 3 touchdowns.