Calhoun hosts press conference as Air Force prepares for No. 7/9 Oklahoma

    Quarterback Tim  Jefferson
    Quarterback Tim Jefferson

    Sept. 14, 2010

    Press Conference Video

    Air Force (2-0) travels to Norman, Okla., to take on No. 7/9 Oklahoma (2-0) on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 2:30 p.m. Central. Both teams won their games last week. The Falcons defeated No. 24 BYU, 35-14, while Oklahoma beat No. 17 Florida State, 47-17.

    Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun discussed the game and Air Force's season at his weekly teleconference this week at the Air Force Academy.

    SOME NOTES:

    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.

    LAST MEETING VS. OKLAHOMA
    Defending national champion Oklahoma defeated Air Force, 44-3, in Falcon Stadium in the season opener for the Falcons. The Sooners took a 20-3 lead into the fourth quarter before breaking away. Tim Duncan hit a 26-yard field goal to open the quarter. Nate Hybl, who opened the scoring in the first quarter with a two-yard run, hit Mark Clayton with an eight-yard scoring strike to stretch the lead to 30-3. Quentin Griffin added a touchdown run and Cory Heinecke closed the scoring with a 69-yard fumble return for a score. Oklahoma finished the game with 398 total yards. Griffin rushed for 201 yards on 26 carries to lead the Sooners. Air Force was held to 249 yards. Keith Boyea led the way with 80 yards rushing. The loss was the first under then-coach Fisher DeBerry in a home opener vs. a non-conference opponent.

     

     

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