Toledo vs. Air Force
Dec. 28, 4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
At Washington D.C.
A bunch of stuff had to shake out a certain way for the Falcons to land with the bowl that literally has its name on it. And now that they’re there it seems so wrong to go against the Commander-in-Chief champs.
But the Rockets have been soaring as of late, scoring at least 44 points in their last five games, four of which were wins. They even scored 60 points in the lone loss among that group.
If Toledo (8-4) stays in that sort of groove, it’s not likely Air Force (7-5) will be able to maintain enough drives to keep pace.
Oh, what the heck? Tim Jefferson, the winningest quarterback in Falcon history, who also happens to have 12 touchdown passes this season within an evolving triple-option system, will find a way to get it done.
Opening point spread: Toledo by 3
The pick: Air Force 38-35
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