Free Week 1 Prediction: Keydets vs Falcons Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) VMI Keydets vs. Air Force Falcons (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 2nd
Time: 2:05 pm EST
Venue: Falcon Stadium, Air Force Academy, Colorado
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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We have finally reached week one of the college football season with a full plate of games. The best part of a new season is that every team feels like they can have a good season, and that this is the season where they can reach all their goals.
One of the games to take place in week one takes place at the Air Force Academy. Two military schools in the VMI Keydets and the Air Force Falcons face off.
This is the first meeting between the teams in recent history.
The Virginia Military Institute Keydets had a very disapointing season last year finishing with a 3-8 record and in 8th place in the Southern Conference.
Coming into this season things aren’t expected to be much better. Most feel like they will finish in last place in the Southern Conference, and that their win total might actually go down this year.
The biggest issue with the Keydets last year was their inability to put up points, and that probably won’t change much this year.
The Keydets leading rusher to return is Daz Palmer who had under 500 rushing yards last year. At the quarterback position the starter is expected to be Austin Coulling.
He has appeared in six games over his career and has thrown six interceptions on 58 pass attempts. They are going to need to hope he took a big step forward this off season if this team wants to improve.
Air Force Falcons
The Air Force Falcons had a nice 2016 season, and they will hope to improve on that this year. They finished last year with a 10-3 record and that gave them fourth place in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West.
The good news for head coach Troy Calhoun coming into this season is he is a great quarterback in Arion Worthman to run the triple option that most of the military academies are known for.
The bad new for the Calhoun is he has a lot of talent that was around the Falcons last year, that he will have to try and find a way to replace.
The one thing Calhoun really needs to improve on is throwing the ball. The Falcons only averaged a little over seven pass attempts per game, and for the Falcons to improve he needs to at least be a threat to throw the ball.
On the defensive side it might even be a bigger challenge. 12 of the top 13 tacklers from last years team are gone and the defense will be a very young team.
For this defense it’s all going to start up front. If they can get a better pass rush, this defense can be solid this year.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
On paper this game shouldn’t be anywhere near to close, and I think that will be the case in this game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Gophers -26
I think the offense for the Falcons will have no issues in this game and they will work their triple option with ease.
This game will also be a good chance for the young defense to get some good experience against a team that will have issues moving the ball up and down the field.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Falcons 35 – Keydets 6
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