How to Watch Air Force Falcons vs. James Madison Dukes – December 23

The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl features a showdown between the Air Force Falcons (who are just 2-point favorites) and the James Madison Dukes on December 23, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET on ABC. The over/under is set at 44 points for the contest.

You’ll want to check out ABC for the upcoming matchup featuring the Falcons and Dukes.

Falcons vs. Dukes Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, December 23, 2023
  • Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • Channel: ABC
  • Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
  • City: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Venue: Amon G. Carter Stadium

Falcons Insights

  • Defensively, the Falcons have been a top-25 unit, ranking seventh-best by allowing just 279.2 yards per game. They rank 81st on offense (365.5 yards per game).
  • On defense, the Falcons have been a top-25 unit, ranking 14th-best by giving up just 17.9 points per game. They rank 64th on offense (27.6 points per game).
  • While Air Force ranks worst in the FBS in passing offense with 88.3 passing yards per game, it’s been a different story with the defense, which ranks 12th-best (181.0 passing yards per game allowed).
  • The Falcons have been thriving on both sides of the ball in the running game, ranking second-best in rushing offense (277.2 rushing yards per game) and 12th-best in rushing defense (98.2 rushing yards allowed per game).
  • On the offensive side of the ball, Air Force has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 19th-best in the FBS by averaging a 45.8% third-down conversion rate. The defense ranks 33rd on defense (35.1% third-down percentage allowed).
  • The Falcons have forced 11 total turnovers (87th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over eight times (16th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +3, 39th-ranked in college football.

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Dukes Insights

  • James Madison ranks 28th with 431.3 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 29th with 330.3 total yards surrendered per game on defense.
  • Things have been going well for James Madison on both offense and defense, as it is averaging 35.2 points per game (18th-best) and allowing only 18.5 points per game (18th-best).
  • Defensively, the Dukes are a bottom-25 pass unit, giving up 267.0 passing yards per game (10th-worst). Fortunately, they are excelling on the offensive side of the ball, generating 288.2 passing yards per contest (18th-best).
  • James Madison has been keeping opposing offenses in check on run defense, allowing just 63.3 rushing yards per game (best). Offensively, it ranks 87th in the FBS by racking up 143.2 rushing yards per game.
  • The Dukes are generating a 36.6% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (89th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are surrendering a 35.1% third-down rate (33rd-ranked) on defense.
  • With 14 forced turnovers (43rd in the FBS) and 13 turnovers committed (70th in the FBS) this season, James Madison ranks 56th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +1.

Falcons Leaders

  • Zachary Larrier has passed for 744 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions this year. He averages 74.4 yards per game and 12.0 per attempt, while completing 59.7% of his attempts.
  • In addition to his passing statistics, Larrier also has 579 rushing yards (second on the Falcons), with five rushing touchdowns.
  • Emmanuel Michel averages 4.4 yards per carry (222nd in the FBS) and 74.7 yards per game, and has 747 total rushing yards. He has scored nine rushing TDs this season.
  • In 12 games, John Lee Eldridge III has amassed 518 yards on the ground, averaging 43.2 yards per game and scoring six touchdowns.
  • Eldridge III has six catches on zero targets for 42 yards, with one receiving TD.

Dukes Leaders

  • Jordan McCloud has passed for 3,413 yards this year, with 32 touchdowns (fifth in the FBS) and nine interceptions. He is completing 68.9% of his passes while averaging 284.4 yards per game and 9.0 per attempt.
  • He’s added 311 yards on the ground (third on the Dukes), with eight rushing touchdowns. He’s averaging 25.9 yards per game and 3.4 per attempt.
  • Elijah Sarratt has put together a 2023 campaign that includes 74 catches for 1,076 yards and eight receiving touchdowns over 12 games played. He has been on the receiving end of zero targets and is averaging 6.2 receptions per game.
  • Reggie Brown has totaled 1,010 receiving yards and nine touchdowns on 51 receptions, while being targeted zero times this season.
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