The same week Air Force moved into the AP Top 25, the Falcons may have to make some adjustments.
Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun said during his press conference Tuesday that quarterback Zac Larrier would be “likely out for a while” after being sidelined with an injury during Air Force’s Mountain West clash against Wyoming last week.
Larrier was seen in a knee brace during the game. Calhoun noted he’s uncertain how long Larrier will be out for.
Here’s more about No. 22-ranked Air Force, which is third in HERO Sports’ Group of Five rankings, and its quarterback situation.
Jensen Jones In Line To Become Air Force’s Starting Quarterback
Jensen Jones appears to be next in line to play at quarterback for Air Force.
Jones replaced Larrier during the Wyoming game. He was credited with one fumble late, but he ran the triple-option offense well enough to help Air Force come back and win.
Jones, a senior from Naples, Florida, lost a preseason battle to become Air Force’s starting quarterback this offseason. He’s run for 68 yards and two touchdowns on 11 attempts in 2023.
Larrier wasn’t known for his passing, but he was a major reason why Air Force’s offense is first in the FBS with 334.2 rushing yards per game.
So far this season, Larrier has run for 473 yards and four touchdowns on 82 carries while completing 20 of 28 passes for 468 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. He was second in the country among quarterbacks with 78.8 rushing yards per game.
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Air Force-Navy Game
The Falcons (6-0, 4-0 Mountain West) next play at Navy (3-3, 2-2 AAC). The game will be played at noon ET on Saturday and will be televised on CBS.
Air Force-Navy All-Time Record
Air Force leads the all-time series against Navy 33-22. The Falcons have won the last three matchups and four out of the last five between these two teams.
Navy and Air Force played each other for the first time in 1960.