Air Force starting quarterback Nate Romine tore both his ACL and MCL in last weekend’s win against San Jose State and will miss the rest of the 2015 season. Romine announced his injury on his personal Facebook page, and it was also reported by Brent Briggeman of the Colorado Springs Gazette.
This is a tough blow for Air Force, who started the season 2-0 with wins over San Jose State and also Morgan State, outscoring both opponents by a combined score of 100-23. Up until Romine’s injury, the team was definitely an upset candidate with a game against Michigan State coming this weekend. In the Falcons’ two games, Romine completed 7 of 18 pass attempts for 143 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 111 yards and a touchdown as well.
This likely means that senior Karson Roberts will assume starting duties, and he has not attempted one pass in his time with the team. With Romine out, Air Force are now 27.5 point underdogs for Saturday’s game. Needless to say, Saturday’s game may not be as close as one may have originally thought, even if the passing game does not play a big role in Air Force’s offense.
Campus Sports will update Romine’s recovery as more information becomes available.
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