Week Nine Mountain West Football Preview

JeremySenior Writer IOctober 31, 2008

Sorry for the delay this week. I have been busy in other parts of my life, but here is the preview:

(6-2) (3-5)

at Michie Stadium, 12 p.m. ET; TV:

Whenever service academies get together, the game is never a sure thing. Army has been the worst performer of the three academies, even though it has improved this year.

Air Force is undefeated on the season and that looks to stay the same because, ever since the Navy debacle on special teams and having problems taking care of the ball, the Falcons have been 3-0 and so far seem to have fixed that scenario.

Army does not have the offense to keep up with the Falcons as it only scores 17 points per game and, in contrast, the Falcons score 29 per game. If Air Force goes up early, Army does not have the personnel to play catchup.

Army runs a similar run-first option like Air Force, but is not quite as good at it as the Falcons. Army averages 100 yards of total offense fewer than Air Force, but does have a playmaker in Collin Mooney, who is averaging over 100 yards per game this year with six touchdowns and is the player Air Force needs to slow down.

Final Score: Air Force 30, Army 17

(1-7) (2-6)

at War Memorial Stadium, 12 p.m. MT; TV:

The battle for the basement takes place in wonderful Laramie, Wyo. Both teams are really this bad. The two both rank worse than 100th in the nation in points per game, with Wyoming dead last averaging 8.8 per game while San Diego State more than doubles the Pokes with 19.1 points per game.

Wyoming is at home which gives them...