Air Force Football Hosts Wyoming

    Junior running back Jon Lee.
    Junior running back Jon Lee.

    Sept. 16, 2013

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    Air Force (1-2, 0-2 MW) vs. Wyoming (2-1, 0-0 MW)
    Saturday, Sept. 21 - 8:15 PM (MT)
    USAFA, CO - Falcon Stadium (46,692)

    TELEVISION: ESPNU
    Joe Davis (play-by-play), Dan Hawkins (analyst)

    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 is playing its only home game in a stretch that has the team playing three of four games on the road ... The Falcons play at Nevada and at Navy the next two weeks ... The Wyoming series is one of the oldest Air Force plays, as the teams will be meeting for the 52nd time this week ... Air Force leads the overall series 27-21-3, including a mark of 18-14 in conference meetings ... The teams have split the last two meetings, each winning on the road ... Six of the last eight meetings in the series have been decided by one possession ... Air Force is playing its second of three straight night games ... The Falcons play at 6 p.m. MT next week at Nevada ... This week is the conference opener for Wyoming.

    COACHES: Air Force is coached by Troy Calhoun (Air Force, 1989), who is in his seventh season. He has led the Falcons to 48-33 career record. Calhoun is 29-20 in MW games, 19-13 in non-conference games, 29-10 in Falcon Stadium, 15-18 in road games (12-11 in MW road games) and 2-4 in bowl games. Calhoun is 5-1 vs. Wyoming. Wyoming is coached by Dave Christensen (Western Washington, 1985), who is in his fifth season. He has guided the Cowboys to a 24-29 record. Christensen was the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Missouri from 2001-08 prior to going to Wyoming.

    THE SERIES
    • Air Force leads the overall series 27-21-3, including an 18-14 mark in conference games.
    • The Falcons are 11-11-2 in Laramie, 15-10-1 at home and 1-0 in neutral site games.
    • The road team has won two straight in the series.
    • Air Force defeated Wyoming, 28-27, in Laramie last season.
    • Wyoming snapped a series-best five-game Air Force winning streak with a 25-17 win the last time the teams played in Falcon Stadium in 2011.
    • Prior to Air Force’s five-game streak, no team had won more than three straight in the series.
    • Six of the last eight games in the series have been decided by one possession.
    • The teams first played Nov. 2, 1957, to a 7-7 tie in Laramie.

    Up Next
    Air Force travels to Reno, Nev., to take on Nevada on Saturday, Sept. 28. Kickoff is 5 pm (PST). The game will be televised by CBS Sports.


     

     

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