Air Force Post-Game Notes
    Vs. TCU (Sept. 13, 2007)

    Team Notes

    • Air Force is using game captains this season. The captains for the TCU game were seniors Drew Fowler (ILB) and Shaun Carney (QB), along with junior Ryan Harrison (PK). They were joined by honorary captains Brock Strom and Scott Thomas. Strom is a 1959 graduate of the Academy and led Air Force to the 1959 Cotton Bowl vs. TCU. Thomas is a 1986 Academy graduate and helped lead the Falcons to a 12-1 record in 1985. Both were consensus All-Americans at Air Force.
    • Air Force extended its consecutive games scoring streak to 171 games with Ryan Harrison’s second-quarter field goal. The last time Air Force was shutout was Dec. 31, 1992, vs. Mississippi (13-0) in the Liberty Bowl. The 170-game streak is the longest in school history and ranks as the eighth-longest active streak in the nation.
    • The Air Force defense stopped TCU inside the red zone twice in the third quarter, blocking a field goal and making an interception.
    • Air Force improved to 3-8 all-time in Thursday night games. The team has won two straight on Thursday night, defeated Colorado State, 24-21, last year.
    • Air Force has a three-game winning streak, its longest since 2003 when the team opened the season 5-0.
    • Head Coach Troy Calhoun has opened his career with a 3-0 mark, which is the second-best start in Academy history. Only L.T. “Buck” Shaw, who opened 6-0 in Air Force inaugural season of 1956, has had a better start than Calhoun.
    • Air Force has snapped a four-game losing streak to TCU with its first win over the Horned Frogs since 1987. The Falcons improved to 2-4-1 all-time vs. TCU.
    • Air Force played its seventh overtime overall and first since 2003. The Falcons improved to 5-2 all-time in overtime games included a 3-1 mark in Falcon Stadium. The overtime tilt was the first for Air Force since 2003 and the fifth vs. a conference opponent. Air Force improved to 4-1 all-time in overtime games vs. conference opponents.

     

     

     

    Individual Notes

    • Senior HB Jim Ollis made his first start of the season and second of his career at halfback. Ollis recorded career highs in rushing attempts with 16 and yards with 138. Ollis scored a touchdown on a career-long run of 71 yards. The 71-yard run is the longest by an Air Force player this season. The 71-yard run is the longest by a Falcon since Blane Morgan ran for 80 yards vs. New Mexico in 1998. The 100-yard effort is the first of Ollis’s career.
    • Senior TE Travis Dekker recorded career highs with four catches for 83 yards. Dekker also recorded a career-long reception of 50 yards in the fourth quarter to set up a touchdown. Dekker entered the season with four catches for 40 yards in his career.
    • Junior PK Ryan Harrison kicked a career-long 57 yard field goal in the second quarter. The field goal ties the sixth-longest in school history. He is tied with Dennis Leuthauser vs. Wyoming in 1968 and Sean Pavlich vs. Notre Dame in 1982. Harrison’s 57-yard field goal is the longest by a Falcon since Joey Ashcroft kicked a 59-yarder vs. Army in 2003. The AF school record is held by Dave Lawson, who hit a 62-yarder vs. Iowa State in 1975. Harrison later added a career-long 61-yard punt in the third quarter.
    • Sophomore SS Chris Thomas blocked the first kick of his career in the third quarter on a 20-yard attempt. The block is the first this season and 100th for the Falcons since 1990. The block is the first on a field goal attempt since 2003.
    • Senior ILB Drew Fowler recorded the first interception of his career in the third quarter. The interception was the fourth by a Falcon this season (Carson Bird, Garrett Rybak and Chris Thomas).
    • Senior WR Mark Root recorded a career high in receptions with six. His previous high was five vs. Notre Dame last season.
    • Junior TE Keith Madson scored the first touchdown of his career in the fourth quarter on a nine-yard pass from Shaun Carney.
    • Senior QB Shaun Carney recorded a career high in passing attempts with 28 and tied his career high in completions with 17. His previous high was 22 attempts last season vs. Utah. Carney also completed 17 passes vs. Navy in 2004.

     

        

     

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