Air Force Falcons
2014 Results: 10-3 SU; 8-5 ATS; 4th MWC Mountain Division
2014 was a big season for Air Force not only because it was successful but it was because the Falcons needed to be successful for the sake of the program. Coming off a 2-10 season in 2013, another bad season could have been detrimental to the program going forward for years to come. Instead, the Falcons didn’t lose consecutive games while pulling off upsets over Boise St. and Colorado St. and a win over Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl gave Air Force 10 wins for the first time since 1998.
2015 Best Case Scenario: 10-2
This season, the Falcons play both Boise St. and Colorado St. on the road so losing both is likely but a split and they could make a run at the MWC Mountain Division title. They play at Michigan St. in the third game of the season which means they would have to win all of their other games which is a stretch. Games at Navy and at home against Fresno St. and Utah St. are the wild card games.
2015 Worse Case Scenario: 4-8
That is a big swing from the best case but there are a lot of games that could go either way. Going 4-2 at home is a very good possibility while going 0-6 on the road is not that far fetched. The other road games in question are at Hawaii, which is never an easy trip and at an improved New Mexico team in the regular season finale that could mean very little for the Falcons is they do come in with just four wins.
2015 Prediction: 7-5
We are splitting the difference between the best and worst as Air Force will likely win a game or two that it shouldn’t but will also lose a game or two that it should not lose. Air Force goes bowling for the eighth time in nine years under head coach Troy Calhoun.
Written by Tony Acosta of VegasTopDogs.com