And elite defenses have had a pretty successful history against the Air Raid as far as I can tell.
Just look at the last few times UO has played elite defenses with a pro-style offense.
Auburn shut down their offense.
LSU shut down their offense, dominated the 2nd half, and didn't pass the ball worth a shite. Add a Qb/offense that could throw the ball, and this thread would have been over before it started.
Outside of Oregon, the air raid has been an effective system to allow teams with a size or talent disadvantage to compete with bigger/better teams. However, with adequate time to understand the system, elite defenses can shut it down (once again, see Oregon).