Utah State Aggies (1-1) vs. Air Force Falcons (2-0)
Utah State Aggies vs. Air Force Falcons 9/15/23 – As the college football season enters its third week, Utah State Aggies (1-1) face unbeaten Air Force Falcons (2-0). Set for Saturday, September 15th at 8:00 PM ET at Falcon Stadium and broadcast live by CBSSN, both teams have experienced various degrees of early success, thus making this contest key for building momentum heading into Week 3.
Utah State’s key players include running back Rahsul Faison and wide receiver Terrell Vaughn. Faison has been exceptional on the ground, carrying 12 times for 154 yards at an impressive 12.8 average yards per attempt and scoring one touchdown – while Vaughn has proven reliable as an accurate target by amassing 23 receptions of 166 yards with three touchdowns.
On Air Force’s side, running back Owen Burk and wide receiver Jared Roznos have made significant contributions. Burk has amassed 164 yards on 33 attempts with an average of 5 yards per rush and two touchdowns; Roznos, though limited to only two receptions, made them count by amassing 95 receiving yards and one score. If you’re looking for the best NCAAF picks, consider their matchups carefully. If you’re looking for the best NCAAF picks, consider their matchups carefully.
Utah State Aggies vs. Air Force Falcons Game Info
|When:||Friday, September 15, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET|
Cooper Legas QB vs. Zac Larrier QB
Utah State’s Cooper Legas has completed 46 of his 64 passing attempts for 338 yards, showcasing a commendable 71.9% completion rate. His performance has been conservative with an average of 5.3 yards per attempt but effective nonetheless with three touchdowns and only one interception. However, he has been sacked twice, which reflects some vulnerability in pass protection.
In contrast, Air Force’s Zac Larrier has had limited passing attempts but explosive results. With only six passing attempts, he has completed three for a staggering 109 yards. His completion percentage stands at 50%, but the yards per attempt are mind-blowing at 18.2, indicating a deep-ball threat. Larrier has also managed to throw one touchdown pass and has not been intercepted so far.
This quarterback matchup presents an interesting contrast in styles. Legas seems to favor a more controlled, short-passing game, whereas Larrier leans towards high-risk, high-reward deep throws. Although Legas has been more active in the passing game, Larrier poses a constant threat for explosive plays. The key to this matchup may be which quarterback can exert their style more effectively and whether Legas can avoid sacks or if Larrier can increase his completion rate for sustained drives.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Air Force Falcons -360, Total Odds: 45
The Utah State Aggies are coming into the game as underdogs with a spread of +9.5 at -105 odds. The Air Force Falcons, meanwhile, have a spread of -9.5 at -115 odds. The over-under for the game is set at 45.
Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The total has gone OVER in four of Utah State’s last six games and OVER in four of their last five when playing on the road against Air Force. Despite their recent moderate success in the Mountain West conference, with an 11-4 SU record in their last 15 games, Utah State has been struggling on the road, going 1-4 ATS. They are also 1-6 SU in games played in September.
Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
Air Force has been riding a high wave, going 7-0 SU in their last seven games and 8-1 SU in their last nine games at home. While the total has gone UNDER in four of their last five games overall, it has gone OVER in four of their last five games when playing at home against Utah State. They also have a strong 4-1 SU record in their last five games against Mountain West opponents.
Utah State Aggies vs. Air Force Falcons 9/15/23 Betting Picks
In our VIP sports picks, Air Force’s impressive home form and Utah State’s road struggles make Air Force a safer bet to cover the -9.5 spread. The over-under at 45 is tricky, but historical trends suggest betting on OVER might be wise, given the matchup history at Falcon Stadium. Anticipate Air Force’s continued winning streak and spread coverage, with potential for a high-scoring game.
Free Pick and Prediction: Air Force Falcons will win 31-20.