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Karson Roberts faces a big test … if Air Force plays Navy on Saturday

Published: October 2, 2013, 6:21 pm, by David Ramsey

Karson Roberts delivered a superlative debut as Air Force’s quarterback on Saturday in a loss at Nevada. He directed Air Force’s complex option attack with expertise. He ran with authority. He passed when he had to pass.

But Nevada has a recent history of having barely a clue against Air Force

Roberts big test will be this weekend at Navy. And, yes, I realize that test might not even take place.

Navy’s defense knows all about option attacks. Navy’s defense sees a run first, run second offense every day in practice.

Don’t get me wrong. Roberts has a chance to revive Air Force’s teetering season. He did everything he needed to do for the Falcons to win at Nevada.

This test will be much more brutal. Roberts began the season as Air Force’s third-string quarterback. He placed 42 points on the board against Nevada. He’s shown promise.

On Saturday – if this game happens – we’ll see if he can make good on his promises.