Following up on storylines, trends and keys we said we'd track in Air Force's 44-19 loss at Boise State on Saturday night.

Last streak standing

The three-winning streak against Boise State has gone the way of other impressive Air Force streaks of the past year or so. The 306-game scoring streak fell in a shutout loss to Army and a 16-game home winning streak ended last year. There are no more active streaks to follow with the program. But speaking of streaks, this team has shown extreme streakiness in recent history. Since Oct. 24, 2015 – a span of 30 games – the Falcons have had winning streaks of seven, five and three games; a four-game losing streak and three three-game skids.

Production from the tailbacks

The struggles continued for Air Force tailbacks. Tim McVey ran seven times for 30 yards with a fumble. Nolan Eriksen had two carries for four yards and Malik Miller ran one for a yard. The longest rush for the group was McVey’s eight-yard run. The Falcons are now 0-6 when the tailbacks haven’t combined for 100 yards. The team ran for 181 yards at Boise State, averaging just 3.5 per carry. For the season, it is now unlikely the team will produce a 1,000-yard rusher. Quarterback Arion Worthman leads with 821 yards with, in all likelihood, one game remaining and McVey is second with 714.

Boise State’s completion percentage

Brett Rypien completed just 43 percent of his passes in his first two matchups with Air Force. The Falcons had rattled with blitzes, taken away his short routes and forced him into low-percentage deep balls. That formula didn’t work on Saturday. On his third attempt, Rypien went over the top for an 87-yard touchdown to AJ Richardson. He finished 16-of-22, often releasing the ball just before a blitzing linebacker got to him, and threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns.

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