Air Force 2012 football schedule released by conference


U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - The 2012 Air Force football schedule, announced today by the Mountain West Conference, features a 12-game schedule with six home and six away games and opens on Sept. 1 with Idaho State on Parent's Weekend at the Academy. Four teams that participated in bowl games in 2011 also highlight the schedule. Game times and television coverage, including possible non-Saturday games, will be determined and announced later this spring by the conference.


The Falcons open road play at Michigan in Ann Arbor at the "Big House" on Sept. 8 following the home opener. The Falcons have an open week Sept. 15 before opening conference play at UNLV Sept. 22. In-state rival Colorado State visits Falcon Stadium Sept. 29. Air Force begins its quest for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy the following week when Navy comes to Colorado Springs Oct. 6. The Navy game begins a four-game October stretch that has the Falcons in Falcon Stadium three times. Air Force is at Wyoming Oct. 13 before closing out the month vs. New Mexico Oct. 20 and Nevada Oct. 27.


Air Force's final non-conference tilt kicks off November when the Falcons travel to West Point to take on Army Nov. 3. November features three road games, as the team travels to the other coast the following week to play at San Diego State Nov. 10. Hawai'i plays in Falcon Stadium Nov. 17 in the lone home game of the month before the team closes out the regular season at Fresno State Nov. 24.


The Mountain West Conference membership in the fall of 2012 includes Air Force, Boise State, who Air Force doesn't play in 2012, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawai'i, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV and Wyoming.


Air Force Tentative 2012 Football Schedule

Sept. 1       Idaho State

Sept. 8        at Michigan

Sept. 15     Open

Sept. 22     at UNLV*

Sept. 29     Colorado State*

Oct. 6         Navy

Oct. 13       at Wyoming*

Oct. 20       New Mexico*

Oct. 27       Nevada*

Nov. 3         at Army

Nov. 10      at San Diego State*

Nov. 17      Hawai'i*

Nov. 24      at Fresno State*


* - Mountain West Conference game

Bold indicates home game






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