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    The James Madison Dukes and the Air Force Falcons will play in the Armed Forces Bowl. The bowl matchup is December 23, 2023, starting at 3:30 PM ET, airing on ABC.

    The Dukes are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-3), against the Falcons. The over/under for this matchup is 41 points.

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    Game Info for James Madison vs. Air Force

    • Game Day: Saturday, December 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ABC
    • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
    • Stadium: Amon G. Carter Stadium
    James Madison vs Air Force Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    James Madison -3 -109 -111 41 -109 -111 -153 +129

    James Madison Pick Insights

    • So far this season, James Madison has compiled an 8-4-0 record against the spread.
    • In games it has played as at least 3-point favorites this season, James Madison is 6-4 against the spread.
    • Seven of James Madison’s 12 games with a set total have hit the over (58.3%).

    James Madison Stats & Insights

    • James Madison is averaging 430.3 yards per game offensively this year (30th in the FBS), and are allowing 330.3 yards per game (31st) on defense.
    • James Madison has been making things happen on both sides of the ball this year, as they rank 18th-best in scoring offense (35.2 points per game) and 18th-best in scoring defense (18.5 points allowed per game).
    • While James Madison ranks 10th-worst in the FBS in passing defense with 267 passing yards allowed per game, it’s been a different situation offensively, as the offensive unit ranks 17th-best in the FBS (288.2 passing yards per game).
    • Defensively, James Madison has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking best by allowing just 63.3 per game. The Dukes rank 88th on offense (142.1 rushing yards per game).
    • James Madison is putting up a 36.6% third-down percentage on offense this year (87th in the FBS), and is allowing a 34.9% third-down conversion rate (30th) on defense.
    • James Madison has forced 21 total turnovers (21st in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 14 times (35th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +7, the 21st-best in college football.

    James Madison’s Best Players

    • Jordan McCloud has compiled 3,413 yards (284.4 ypg) on 262-of-380 passing with 32 touchdowns compared to nine interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 311 rushing yards (25.9 ypg) on 92 carries while scoring eight touchdowns on the ground.
    • Kaelon Black has racked up 594 yards on 131 carries while finding paydirt one time. He’s also caught 21 passes for 204 yards (17 per game) and three touchdowns through the air.
    • Ty Son Lawton has carried the ball 126 times for 568 yards (47.3 per game) and five touchdowns.
    • Elijah Sarratt has hauled in 74 receptions for 1,076 yards (89.7 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone eight times as a receiver.
    • Reggie Brown has caught 51 passes while averaging 84.2 yards per game and scoring nine touchdowns.
    • Phoenix Sproles has been the target of 67 passes and compiled 47 catches for 387 yards, an average of 32.3 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone three times through the air this season.
    • Jalen Green has 15.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has 14 TFL, 42 tackles, and one interception.
    • Aiden Fisher is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s totaled 85 tackles, three TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • Francis Meehan leads the team with three interceptions, while also collecting 39 tackles, two TFL, and three passes defended.

    Air Force Betting Insights

    • Air Force’s ATS record is 4-5-1 this year.
    • Air Force is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 3 points or greater this year.
    • Six of Air Force’s 10 games with a set total have hit the over (60%).

    Air Force Pick Insights

    • Air Force ranks 81st in the FBS with 364.1 total yards per game, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks sixth-best by surrendering just 277.3 total yards per contest.
    • Air Force has been excelling on the defensive side of the ball, giving up only 17.9 points per game (14th-best). Offensively, it ranks 65th by racking up 27.6 points per game.
    • Air Force ranks worst in passing yards per game on offense (88.3), but at least it has been shutting down opposing offenses on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 13th-best in passing yards surrendered per contest (181).
    • In terms of rushing, Air Force has excelled on both sides of the ball this season, ranking second-best in rushing yards per game (275.8) and 10th-best in rushing yards surrendered per game (96.3).
    • Air Force’s third-down offense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 20th-best in the FBS with a 45.8% third-down conversion percentage. In terms of defense, it is allowing a 35.1% third-down rate, which ranks 34th.
    • After forcing 13 turnovers (104th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 17 times (66th in the FBS) this season, Air Force owns the 97th-ranked turnover margin of -4.

    Air Force’s Best Players

    • Emmanuel Michel has rushed 169 times for 747 yards, with nine touchdowns.
    • Jared Roznos paces his squad with 332 receiving yards on 11 receptions with two touchdowns.
    • Cade Harris has racked up 179 receiving yards (14.9 yards per game) and one touchdown on five receptions.
    • Brandon Engel has racked up 178 reciving yards (14.8 ypg) this season.
    • PJ Ramsey has collected 7.5 sacks to lead the team, while also recording nine TFL and 27 tackles.
    • Air Force’s leading tackler, Alec Mock, has 66 tackles, two TFL, two sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Trey Taylor has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 55 tackles, three TFL, 0.5 sacks, and three passes defended.

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