Preview, How to Watch: Air Force opens its 2020 season with C.I.C. clash vs. Navy
In a year where nothing is normal, Air Force will begin its 2020 season with the first leg of the Commander-In-Chief series. After much uncertainty and delay, the Falcons are going to play football. And theyl host Navy on Saturday in Colorado Springs.Football will be played and that all we really know from the Air Force side of things .It unclear who the Falcons starting quarterback will be, but it won be Donald Hammond III, who accounted for 26 touchdowns last season. Hammond was deemed a cadet ot in good standing back in July, and head coach Troy Calhoun wasn exactly forthcoming about his status earlier this week. Hammond is not currently on the Falcons roster https://www.affoutlet.com/Kupono_Blake_Jersey-80, but Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo is still skeptical of his availability.ho knows, Hammond may show up, Niumatalolo told the Capital Gazette. wouldn be surprised if Hammond comes trotting out there on game day.here are even more questions on the defensive side of the ball for Air Force. Starters Demonte Meeks, Jordan Jackson, Lakota Wills and Milton Bugg III are not at the academy currently, as they were among the many players who took turnbacks this season, according to the Gazette in Colorado Springs.One strength for Air Force will be the left side of the offensive line, where standout Parker Ferguson and preseason All-American Nolan Laufenberg return. Expect to see Kadin Remsberg run behind them often.For Navy, the 2020 season has been a mixed bag so far. After getting embarrassed on their home field by BYU, the Mids went down to Tulane. After a poor first half, Navy looked like a new squad after halftime, and a stout defense and the play of Dalen Morris led them to the biggest comeback in program history.Because of Morris talents throwing the ball https://www.affoutlet.com/Td_Blackmon_Jersey-138, the Navy attack this year might look a bit different. Theyl still run the option, of course, but it wouldn be a shock to see Morris log double-digit passes on Saturday in an attempt to expose an Air Force defense that might not have a whole lot of chemistry yet https://www.affoutlet.com/Elijah_Robinson_Jersey-77 .Saturday could tell fans two things: How much of an impact turnbacks have had on the Falcons, and what type of team the Mids really are the team that showed up in the second half vs. Tulane, or the one that sleep-walked through the first six quarters of the season.The BasicsKickoff: 6 p.m. ESTWhere: Falcon Stadium, USAFA, Colorado SpringsWatch: CBS Sports Network. Carter Blackburn and Aaron Taylor will have the call while Jenny Dell reports from the sidelines.Spread: Most sports books have Navy favored by a touchdown, with the over/under set at 46 points.College Football ForTheTroops Here's the schedule for games airing this week on AFN!Last MeetingMalcolm Perry passed for 144 yards and rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns en route to a 34-25 win for the Midshipmen in Annapolis. Nelson Smith had a solid rushing day too, covering 82 yards and scoring twice on 19 carries. The turnover battle was an even 3-3 and Air Force actually had possession for four more minutes than Navy. Mids linebacker Tony Brown ended Air Force comeback bid by recovering a fumble and scoring in the closing moments of the game.Air Force leads the all-time series against Navy 30-22. No team has won two straight against the other since the Mids won in back-to-back years in 2012 and 2013.