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    THE GAME

    Air Force vs. #7/9 Oklahoma

    Saturday, Sept. 18, 2:30 p.m. CT, Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (82,112), Norman, OK

    • Air Force is playing Oklahoma for just the second time ever and first time since opening the 2001 season against the third-ranked Sooners, who were coming off the 2000 national championship.

    • Air Force is receiving votes in both polls this week.

    • Oklahoma has won 32 straight home games dating back to 2005.

    • Air Force is 2-0 for the third time in the last four years.

    • Air Force is second in the nation and Oklahoma fourth in the number of true freshmen to play this season. The Falcons have played 13 while Oklahoma has played 12.

    • Air Force is playing back-to-back games vs. nationally ranked teams for the first time since Nov. 15 and 22, 2008 when the team played No. 16/18 BYU (L 38-24) and No. 15/17 TCU (L 44-10).

     

    TELEVISION

    Fox Sports Net

    Joel Meyers (play-by-play); Joel Klatt (analyst); Jim Knox  (sidelines)

    Locally on Fox Sports Rocky Mountain (#683 on DirecTV and #35 on Comcast)

     

     

    RADIO

    KVOR AM 740 in Colorado Springs; KCKK 1510 AM in Denver and Northern Colorado

    Goairforcefalcons.com

    Jim Arthur (play-by-play); Lee Douglas (analyst); Jay Ritchie/Bob Ihle (pre- and post-game)

     

    THE BREAKDOWN

    Record: Air Force (2-0, 1-0 MWC), Oklahoma (2-0, 0-0 Big 12)

    Streaks: Air Force (W 3), Oklahoma (W 4)

    Next week: Air Force (at Wyoming, 9-25), Oklahoma (at Cincinnati, 9-25)

    Last week: Air Force (W 35-14 vs. #24 BYU), Oklahoma (W 47-17 vs. #17 Florida State)

    Website: Air Force (goairforcefalcons.com), Oklahoma (soonersports.com)

     

    THE COACHES

    Air Force: Troy Calhoun (Air Force, 1989) is in his fourth season. He has led the Falcons to a 27-14 career record. Calhoun is 17-8 in MWC games, 10-6 in non-conference games, 16-4 in Falcon Stadium, 10-4 in the month of September and 0-0 vs. Oklahoma.

    Oklahoma: Bob Stoops (Iowa, 1983) is in his 12th season. He has led the Sooners to a 119-29 overall record and is the winningest active coach in the country. Stoops is 77-17 in Big 12 games and 1-0 vs. Air Force.

     

    THE SERIES

    • Oklahoma leads the series, 1-0, after a 44-3 win in Falcon Stadium in 2001.

    • The Sooners were the defending national champions and ranked third nationally at the time.

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