Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl Odds And Prediction

Oct 1, 2016; Mobile, AL, USA; South Alabama Jaguars fans celebrate after defeating the San Diego State Aztecs at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. South Alabama won 42-24. Mandatory Credit:
Oct 1, 2016; Mobile, AL, USA; South Alabama Jaguars fans celebrate after defeating the San Diego State Aztecs at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. South Alabama won 42-24. Mandatory Credit: /
Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Nov 25, 2016; Colorado Springs, CO, USA; Air Force Falcons wide receiver Jalen Robinette (9) gets tripped up by Boise State Broncos linebacker Ben Weaver (51) in the first quarter at Falcon Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl Odds And Prediction

Bowl season is more than half over, but we are really kicking it into high gear now! Friday is the single heaviest day of bowl season this year with five games taking place! Next up is the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl.

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Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Sep 3, 2016; Starkville, MS, USA; South Alabama Jaguars quarterback Dallas Davis (11) runs the ball during the second quarter of the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports /

South Alabama vs. Air Force(-14.5) at Tucson, AZ(2): 

South Alabama(6-6, 2-6 Sun Belt):

Wins: at Mississippi State(21-20), vs. Nicholls State(41-40), vs. San Diego State(42-24), vs. Georgia State(13-10), vs. Presbyterian(31-7), vs. New Mexico State(35-28)

Losses: vs. Georgia Southern(9-24), at Louisiana-Lafayette(23-28), at Arkansas State(7-17), vs. Troy(21-28), at Louisiana-Monroe(42-35), at Idaho(31-38)

Record vs. bowl teams: 2-4

The Jaguars were hard to read this year. They managed to beat a SEC bowl team and a ranked San Diego State team, yet they went 2-6 in the Sun Belt. Dallas Davis is a good quarterback, and Gerald Everett could play tight end in the NFL, but the lack of a consistent playmaker on defense hurt them. Can they stop that Air Force option?

Air Force(9-3, 5-3 Mountain West):

Wins: vs. Abilene Christian(37-21), vs. Georgia State(48-14), at Utah State(27-20), vs. Navy(28-14), at Fresno State(31-21), at Army(31-12), vs. Colorado State(49-46), at San Jose State(41-38), vs. Boise State(27-20)

Losses: at Wyoming(26-35), vs. New Mexico(40-45), vs. Hawaii(27-34)

Record vs. bowl teams: 4-3

Show of hands: how many of you actually knew that Air Force had a receiver with over 800 yards receiving? Yes, that is more than any one player has rushing for this team. Jalen Robinette is a very good receiver, even in a nearly run exclusive offense. Jacobi Owens is the leading rusher, but it was Timothey McVey who had big games down the stretch when the Falcons needed it. As you would expect from Air Force, they also have a solid defense.


South Alabama has the potential to stay in this game if they play well. Hell, they may even win. That said, this is a very inconsistent team. Air Force is not. I am quite sure that Air Force is going to win this game, but that half point on the spread has my confidence on the spread way down. That’s the whole idea, right? More than two touchdowns is a lot for an option offense. Air Force is more than capable of covering this though. I just have a feeling that South Alabama is going to be super excited to be here.

Pick: South Alabama

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