Western Michigan to a New Years 6 Bowl Game? It all come down to “street cred”. Cotton Bowl Live Stream,Boise State has it and the Mid-American Conference does not. That’s not going to change any time soon and certainly not in time for this season. Boise State didn’t get it’s street cred with it’s regular season wins over Oregon and Georgia. It got it from beating Oklahoma in a BCS bowl game. And Utah and TCU, in the MWC at the time, beating top 5 Alabama and Wisconsin in BCS bowl games. Now the BCS is dead, and that’s where the MAC is going to have a hard time getting into the Cotton Bowl, ever
The academy said it was on pace to sell about 10,000 of its tickets by Friday evening. New Mexico reported just 292 tickets sold through its office, but speculated that most attending on behalf of the Lobos would have purchased tickets elsewhere. The Texas State Fair, which will be going on during the game, offered special promotions to the game Friday.Each player is given four tickets, and competition for any unused tickets has been fierce.Cotton Bowl 2017“It’s going to be fun,” New Mexico linebacker Dakota Cox said. “It’s almost like playing in a bowl game. It’s two teams that are just ready to go after it.”
It may feel like a bowl game, but the implications here are worth more than at what amounts to an end-of-season exhibition game. Air Force (4-1, 1-1 Mountain West) suffered its first loss of the season last week, squashing talk of an undefeated season. But if it can keep it to just one loss as it navigates a stretch of six games where it figures to be the favorite in each (it is a two-touchdown favorite against the Lobos, who are 2-3, 1-1), Air Force would capture the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy and may yet set up a winner-take-all showdown with Boise State for the Mountain Division title on Black Friday. That would assume some help with a Wyoming loss or two along the way, but the Cowboys have difficult games against the Broncos and San Diego State remaining on their schedule.
In short, the Falcons have little time to lick their wounds as this is likely the most dangerous game they’ll play in about a month and a half.”It’s kind of like a smack in the face,” said tailback Tim McVey, who scored five touchdowns against New Mexico last year. “It’s kind of like you have refocus,Cotton Bowl 2017 Live settle down, get back to the football you know you can play. Then you get to work.”The Falcons understand that, unique venue or not, this is a game they need.
“It’s fun for us,” Ross said. “A lot of Texas boys on the team, so we get to play in front of family. But we see it as the next game. That’s all fine and dandy, but we’ve got to get a ‘W’ this weekend.”When New Mexico coach Bob Davie sees Air Force, he sees a tenacious, consistent team.
In fact, Davie said over his four years as head coach of the Lobos, he’s strived to build a program reminiscent of this week’s opponent.”It’s Air Force — you know what you’re going to get,” Davie said during Tuesday’s news conference. “They’re never going to go away, and they’re going to fight you. We better be prepared to do the same thing. You hope you’re built the same way.”
On Saturday afternoon, the two Mountain West Conference teams will meet at the Cotton Bowl, where college football will be played for the third week in a row, following Texas-OU and Prairie View-Grambling.Though Davie hopes his team can match up with Air Force on a qualitative level, the teams do share one quantitative aspect of their game: They both run the ball well.New Mexico is the top-ranked rushing team in the country, averaging 354 yards per game. Air Force is seventh in the FBS with 280 rushing yards per game.
The Lobos’ main weapon, running back Teriyon Gipson — who graduated from Kimball High School — missed last week’s 49-21 loss to Boise State with a hamstring injury.”[Gipson] practiced a little bit today, but he’s kind of on a pitch count,” Davie said.Gipson has carried the ball 31 times for 399 yards and five touchdowns this year, averaging an explosive 12.9 yards per carry. As a team, the Lobos average 6.4 yards per carry. It’s something Air Force coach Troy Calhoun has taken notice of.”Whenever there’s a crease, and they go, a lot of the times they don’t get caught,” Calhoun said Tuesday.If there’s any team that could stop New Mexico’s rushing attack, it’s Air Force. The Falcons are ranked No. 2 in the country in rushing defense, limiting opponents to an average of 2.46 yards per carry and 80.2 yards per game. Earlier in the season, Air Force held Navy — renowned for being able to run the ball successfully — to 57 yards on 38 carries in a 28-14 victory.
So what’s going to happen when the two top units meet Saturday?”Something is going to give,” Davie said with a grin, leading toward the subsequent tongue-in-cheek comment. “I don’t know, man, that’s why they’re buying those tickets. That’s why that market in Dallas right now is heating up.Cotton Bowl 2017 Live Stream We might get 70,000 [people] in that Cotton Bowl this weekend to see what’s going to give.