Sep 9, 2013
Air Force (1-1, 0-1 MW) vs. Boise State (1-1, 0-0 MW)
Carter Blackburn (play-by-play), Danny Kanell (analyst), Allison Williams (sidelines)
RADIO: KVOR AM 740 in Colorado Springs; The Fan 104.3 in Denver; goairforcefalcons.com
Jim Arthur (play-by-play); Jesse Kurtz (analyst); Jay Ritchie/Bob Ihle (pre- and post-game shows)
GAME FACTS: Air Force and Boise State are meeting for the second time overall and first since 2011 ... The Broncos were picked to win the MW Mountain Division title in the preseason conference poll ... This week marks back-to-back games against the top two preseason picks in the MW Mountain Division, as the team played the second-place pick Utah State last week ... This week begins a stretch of playing three of the next four games on the road ... The team hosts Wyoming next week, then travels to Nevada and Navy ... Air Force is 12-10 in conference road games under Troy Calhoun, but has lost two straight (at Fresno State and San Diego State to close out 2012) ... The Falcons are 4-3 in their last seven MW games ... Air Force is 2-0 playing on Friday under head coach Troy Calhoun, both games coming last season ... Five of the six teams, including Air Force and Boise State, in the MW Mountain Division are 1-1 this season.
COACHES: Air Force is coached by Troy Calhoun (Air Force, 1989), who is in his seventh season. He has led the Falcons to 48-32 career record. Calhoun is 29-19 in MW games, 19-13 in non-conference games, 29-10 in Falcon Stadium, 15-17 in road games (12-10 in MW road games) and 2-4 in bowl games. Boise State is coached by Chris Petersen (UC Davis, 1988), who is in his eighth season. Petersen has led the Broncos to an 85-9 record. Prior to being the head coach, Petersen served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Boise State from 2001-05.
THE SERIES: Air Force and Boise State are meeting for the second time overall. The teams first played Oct. 22, 2011 in Boise, ID, in a conference game. The Broncos won the game, 37-26.
UP NEXT: Air Force hosts Wyoming on Saturday night, Sept. 21. Kickoff at Falcon Stadium is 8:15 pm. The game will be televised by ESPNU.