Wyoming Defeats Air Force 17-14
Plenty to Evaluate After a Difficult Loss in Laramie
Sometimes a play or two decides a game. And sometimes despite a close score, one team simply outplays the other. Tonight was more of the ladder. Air Force entered tonight’s contest in Wyoming as pretty heavy favorites, despite a history of struggles in Laramie.
The Falcons couldn’t reverse fortune to escape with a road victory against the Cowboys, yet again. The Pokes dominated the line of scrimmage in a way that Air Force, and the ‘Diesels’ in particular are not used to seeing. The run game struggled most of the night, having entered the game averaging over 500 yards per game on the ground. They finished with 171 rush yards. Nine less than Wyoming.
Air Force didn’t commit a turnover or a penalty all game. Despite that, they still lost the game. Pretty telling for anyone who observed the game as it played out. Wyoming went to heavy offensive fronts in pivotal moments, and time and again had their way with a Falcon defensive front that didn’t commit nearly enough bodies near the line of scrimmage.
This is a game that has plenty of blame to go around. But in the end, the Pokes were simply better, and in essentially every facet of the game. Air Force has been getting a lot of attention as Conference contenders. We can pump the breaks on those discussions for a bit, as they find themselves in the hole early, in conference play (0-1).
The Falcons will try and get on the right side of the win column next week, in another Friday night game. Nevada rolls into the Springs for a Conference clash, with a 6 P.M. local kickoff.