Air Force vs. Boise State: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer ISeptember 13, 2013

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 31: Quarterback Joe Southwick #16 of the Boise State Broncos passes against the Washington Huskies on August 31, 2013 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Boise State hosts Air Force on Friday at Bronco Stadium after demolishing Tennessee-Martin 63-14 in Week 2.

In the resounding victory over the Skyhawks in Week 2, the Broncos racked up 472 yards of total offense. Senior quarterback Joe Southwick completed 17 of 25 passes for 234 yards and five touchdowns, and the Boise State rushing attack compiled 220 yards and three scores. The Broncos defense also forced six turnovers in the win (four interceptions, two fumbles).

As for Air Force, the Falcons are 1-1 on the season after getting destroyed by Utah State 52-20 in Week 2. 

In the defeat, Air Force surrendered 577 yards of total offense. Utah State junior quarterback Chuckie Keeton passed for 360 yards with five touchdowns to one interception, while the Aggies running game posted 217 yards and two scores.

Here's a look at Friday's MWC clash.

*All statistics courtesy of


When: Friday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. ET

Where: Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho

Watch: ESPN/WatchESPN

Betting Line (via Boise State -23.5


Air Force Injuries (via USA Today)

Out: No injuries to report

Questionable: QB Kale Pearson (Knee)

Probable: No injuries to report


Boise State Injuries (via USA Today)

Out: LB Travis Saxton (Knee), LB Jonathan Brown (Knee), TE Kyle Sosnowski (Knee), WR D.J. Dean (Knee), S Chanceller James (Knee)

Questionable: No injuries to report

Probable: No injuries to report


Top Storyline: Is Boise State a Top 25 Team This Season?

Boise State lost 12 starters in the offseason, raising questions about whether the Broncos would take a step back in 2013. Those losses included running back D.J. Harper, linebacker J.B. Percy and three offensive linemen.

The 38-6 defeat to Washington only made those questions grow louder.

Boise State rebounded by crushing Tennessee-Martin. Then again, that was Tennessee-Martin. Do the Broncos have what it takes to beat top competition?

After a strong 2012 campaign, quarterback Joe Southwick stunk it up against Washington, passing for just 152 yards and tossing an interception. Boise State needs less of that and more of what the junior showed against the Skyhawks.

The Broncos should be able to not only beat Air Force but also do so convincingly.

But will they?


Prediction: Boise State 33, Air Force 17

One advantage of having a head coach like Chris Petersen is that you tend to learn from your mistakes quickly, correct them and move on.

That's what I expect will happen with Boise State after the team's season-opening loss.

Air Force gave up 52 points to Utah State last week, so I'm not exactly inspired by its defense. 

Also, sophomore quarterback Jaleel Awini has been thrust into action thanks to junior Kale Pearson's ACL injury, per Brent Briggeman of The Gazette. That should—at least for the time being—hurt Air Force's offense and help Boise State's defense.


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