Utah Vs. Air Force: Falcons Get Onside Kick, Fumble Possession Away

Here is a lesson in Onside Kick Capitalization 101:

  1. Surprise highly-ranked visitors with onside kick.
  2. Subsequently throw deep pass...
  3. ...only to have receiver fumble ball away deep in opponents' territory.

That's what Air Force just did, with Joshua Freeman coughing up the ball this time. And though the end result, Utah starting a possession deep in its own territory, is more or less what would likely have come of a deep kickoff, Air Force has squandered a bit of momentum, burned a possible surprise for later in the game, and wasted two deep connections.

And that's not a recipe for knocking off as talented and experienced a team as Utah.

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