Calhoun hosts press conference as Falcons prepare for TCU

    Mikel Hunter in season opener against South Dakota

    Mikel Hunter in season opener against South Dakota

    Sept. 6, 2011

    Video: Sept. 6 Press Conference

    Air Force hosts conference rival TCU on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 1:30 p.m. in Falcon Stadium. The Falcons are coming off a 37-20 victory over South Dakota while TCU fell at Baylor, 50-48. Calhoun met with the media Tuesday to discuss the season and the game.

    TELEVISION -- NBC Sports/VERSUS
    Paul Burmeister (play-by-play); Shaun King (Analyst); Anthony Herron (Sidelines)

    RADIO -- KVOR AM 740 in Colorado Springs; Goairforcefalcons.com
    Jim Arthur (play-by-play); Lee Douglas (analyst); Jay Ricci/Bob Ihle (pre- and post-game)

    GAME FACTS: The last two games in Falcon Stadium between Air Force and TCU have been decided by six points with each team winning 20-17 ... The Falcons defeated TCU in 2007 while TCU answered back in 2009 ... TCU coach Gary Patterson and Air Force's Troy Calhoun are the two winningest active coaches in the Mountain West ... Patterson has a 41-7 record while Calhoun is 21-11 ... They rank second and fifth, respectively, in overall winning percentage in MW history ... TCU handed Air Force its worst loss of the season in 2010, defeating the Falcons, 38-7, in Fort Worth ... Air Force is 6-2 in Mountain West home games the last two seasons, posting a 3-1 mark each season (TCU's 8-0 record is the only mark better) ... Air Force is 28-17 (.583) overall in MW home games which is the second-best mark in the conference ... Air Force's current five-game winning streak is its best under head coach Troy Calhoun, matching the five-game streak that came in 2008.

    COACHES -- Air Force: Troy Calhoun (Air Force, 1989) is in his fifth season. He has led the Falcons to a 35-18 career record. Calhoun is 21-11 in MWC games, 14-7 in non-conference games, 20-5 in Falcon Stadium, 11-10 in road games (9-6 in MW road games) and 2-2 in bowl games. 
    TCU: Gary Patterson (Kansas State, 1983) is in his 11th season. He has led the Horned Frogs to a 98-29 career record. Patterson is 61-18 in conference games and 40-19 in road games during his career.


     

     

    THE SERIES
    • Air Force and TCU are meeting for the 11th time overall and eighth time as conference foes.
    • TCU leads the series 7-2-1 overall, including a 6-1 mark in conference games.
    • The team's first played in the 1959 Cotton Bowl which ended in a 0-0 tie.
    • TCU has won three straight and seven of the last eight overall.
    • Air Force is 2-2 in Falcon Stadium vs. TCU.
    • TCU defeated Air Force, 20-17, in 2009 the last time the two played in Falcon Stadium.

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