Air Force vs Michigan State: 5 players to watch

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Sep 5, 2015; Colorado Springs, CO, USA; Air Force Falcons wide receiver Jalen Robinette (9) celebrates his touchdown in the first quarter against the Morgan State Bears at Falcon Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Why would I put an Air Force receiver on here when all this team seems to do is run? Well, that’s what they want us to think, but Jalen Robinette happens to be one of the best wide outs in the Mountain West, earning all-conference honors a season ago.

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Last year, he finished with over 800 receiving yards and more than 40 catches, becoming basically the only receiving threat the Falcons had. This team has attempted just 18 passes all year long and Robinette has caught two of the seven completions for 38 yards and a touchdown.

Michigan State’s secondary has been suspect through the first two weeks and will likely allow less than 100 yards through the air in this one, but if Roberts does air it out at all, expect him to go to the sure-handed Robinette on the outside.

If Roberts is in trouble with a rush, I would not be shocked to see the new starter throw the ball up to the 6-foot-4 wide out and see what he can do to make a play on it.

Keep an eye on Robinette as he’s not nearly useless in the pass game.

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