Air Force Opponent Preview: UNLV

The 2013 Air Force season is rapidly approaching. Between now and the end of fall camp Falcons Report will preview each of the 12 opponents in no particular order. Today we'll look at UNLV.

Opponent: UNLV

2012 record: 2-11

2012 final Sagarin: 52.84 (No. 157)

Game Date: Nov. 21, 2013; 7:30 MT

Site: Colorado Springs; Falcon Stadium

Last meeting: Air Force 38, UNLV 35 (2012)

Head coach: Bobby Hauck 6-32 at UNLV (3 years) 86-49 overall

Offensive starters returning: 9

Defensive starters returning: 8

Special teams starters returning: 1

2012 VITAL STATS OFFENSE

Points scored per game: 22.00 (No. 95 in FBS)
Passing yards per game: 218.85 (No. 74 in FBS)
Rushing yards per game: 149.08 (No. 76 in FBS)

2012 VITAL STATS DEFENSE

Points allowed per game: 32.16 (No. 95 in FBS)
Passing yards allowed per game: 238.15 (No. 68 in FBS)
Rushing yards allowed per game: 207.08 (No. 106 in FBS)

OTHER VITAL STATS

Turnover ratio: -.46, No. 94 in FBS; Sacks allowed: 1.92 per game, No. 60 in FBS.

COMMENTS

Other than the losses to Army and Navy, allowing a double digit halftime lead to slip away and losing to the Rebels had to be the low-point of 2012 for Air Force. The UNLV win over the Falcons is one of only six over the past three seasons for the Rebels. Head coach Bobby Hauck should be feeling the heat in 2013. However, he has a bevy a returning starters to help make things better. On offense sophomore quarterback Nick Sherry returns. Last season he passed for 2,544 yards while completing 226 of 426 passes for 16 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Defensively, senior tackle Mark Garrick (6-4, 275), who had nine tackles for loss including 2 1/2 sacks, returns.

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