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2021 Air Force Falcons Football Preview

Air Force Falcons football preview
Air Force Falcons football preview
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Air Force Falcons

2020 Record: 3-3

Recruiting

5 ⭐ ………. 

4 ⭐………. 

3 ⭐………. 14

Rank: 95

2020

The Falcons were a popular pick going into 2020 to possibly challenge Boise State for the Mountain West. What played out was an up and down, COVID tinged .500 record, highlighted by a season opening blowout of Navy.

2021

The military academies are always a step behind, football wise. They don’t recruit like other schools; too busy training them to be heroes, I would imagine. Which makes the Falcons prolonged success even more impressive. But in a year where every other school will be swimming in senior talent, it’s hard to imagine it won’t affect them in 2021.

There are two reasons for Falcons fans to have hope. LB Demonte Meeks is back after sitting 2019. With new faces all around him, he will need to emerge early as a solid leader, much of Air Force’s success hinges on him returning to all conference form. There will also be many new faces on the offensive side of the ball, but the one standout returner is a big one; QB Haaziq Daniels. He won’t light up the passing game in any fashion, but this is Air Force. That’s not a necessary skill in these parts. What he is is one of the better running backs in the Mountain West.

If things Go Well:

8-4

If Meeks and Daniels become field generals, some players perform above expectations, (Which they tend to do) and they find a way to improve red zone efficiency, 8 wins is conceivable. The talent everywhere else will be too great to be a legit threat in the conference race.

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If They Don’t:

6-6

This is Air Force. They’re going to play sound, fundamental, disciplined football. Even if things go poorly they still go .500 and reach the post season.

Prediction:

6-6

The Falcons will beat the teams they should, and will be competitive, but 2021 will see a step back untill the rest of the college landscape evens back out next year.

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