Apparently Air Force does not like to mix pleasure with business. The kids who make their training and living by day through the air, decided not to use that method in their athletics. Air Force beat Houston 31-28 on Saturday in a game played in Dallas because of Hurricane Ike. The Falcons rolled up 380 yards on the ground like they were the Raiders dominating the Chiefs. Only difference, Air Force didn’t even complete a pass. Quarterback Shea Smith was 0-7 in passing attempts. He threw for 0 yards. Smith did lead the team with 93 yards on the ground and three touchdowns. Surprisingly, Air Force didn’t even have a 100-yard rusher.
This probably isn’t too shocking considering the triple-option style of offense that Air Force runs — one that is heavily run oriented. Still, to not even complete a pass? I’d hate to see what they’ll be like when they fall behind in a game. Funny thing is, there was a complete dichotomy on display in terms of offensive styles — Houston attempted 57 passes and threw for 362 yards. More than anything else, they have to be embarrassed that they lost a game in which the opposing team didn’t even complete a pass. At that point you stack the box with 10 guys and play the three options. How could you not do better?