SCOUTING THE FALCONS
The Falcons, with their triple-option offense, lead the Mountain West Conference in rushing yards per game (241) and time of possession (33:14 per game). That has helped them to stay close in most contests. As an example, UNM was blown out by Utah State, 61-19. Air Force, however, lost to the Aggies, 42-32.
The Falcons are looking to snap a two-game losing skid. They lost to Boise State, 48-38, on Oct. 27, and to Army, 17-14, last week, when they nearly overcame a 14-0 halftime deficit. Air Force has two quarterbacks capable of directing its offense in Isaiah Sanders and Donald Hammond III. Last week, Hammond, a sophomore, came on in relief at halftime. He rushed for 33 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, and he hit seven of 15 passes for 120 yards. He has played in six games this season and has started two.