The ACC meets the Mountain West Conference when the Louisville Cardinals and Air Force Falcons collide in the 2021 First Responder Bowl on Tuesday at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas. The Cardinals (6-6) finished in a tie for fourth in the Atlantic division of the ACC. Meanwhile the Falcons (9-3) tied for first in the Mountain division of the MWC.
Kickoff is 3:15 p.m. ET. The latest Louisville vs. Air Force odds from Caesars Sportsbook list this game as a pick'em, while the Over/Under for total points scored is 55. (See the latest college football lines for all of this week's games on our college football odds page.)
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The model knows that Louisville's Malik Cunningham can beat teams with his arm or legs. A 6-foot-1 junior from Montgomery, Ala., Cunningham is averaging 308.4 yards of total offense per game this season, which ranks 14th in the country. He also has scored 19 rushing touchdowns which leads the ACC and is sixth in the nation.
The model also knows that Air Force has the top rushing attack in the country. Led by junior fullback Brad Roberts, the Falcons average 340.8 rushing yards per game, which is an absurd 60.2 yards more than the next best team, Army (280.6). In its last game, Air Force rumbled for a season-high 511 rushing yards against UNLV.
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