Air Force arrives in Maryland as a slight underdog for Saturday’s game with Navy. The Falcons defense is depleted by injury. The Falcons have an unknown quality about them about two games that were barely games against South Dakota and Tennessee State and a nearly complete disaster against TCU.
This is the game when the Falcons can make a statement about themselves and their future in 2011.
This is a game when Tim Jefferson must deliver.
I don’t see Air Force winning if this game is decided solely by ground attacks. Navy is at home and Navy will be attacking Air Force’s banged-up defense.
Jefferson must make big plays through the air for Air Force to emerge as victors. Coach Troy Calhoun must show nerve and imagination in his play calling, and Jefferson must show accuracy. I think Air Force must crack the 150-yard barrier through the air if it wants to walk away as the winner of this game.
What do you think?