Air Force Football Travels To Navy For Service Academy Game
Sept. 30, 2013
Air Force (1-4, 0-4 MW) at Navy (2-1)
RADIO: KVOR AM 740 in Colorado Springs; The Fan 104.3 in Denver;
GAME FACTS: Air Force is completing a stretch of playing three of four games on the road by traveling to Navy this week ... Air Force also played at Boise State and Nevada and hosted Wyoming during the stretch ... This week marks the first day game following three consecutive night games ... Air Force is 19-13 in non-conference games, including a 1-0 mark this season, under head coach Troy Calhoun ... This week opens competition for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy ... The Falcons leads the round-robin competition with a 53-29 record ... This week begins a stretch of playing three of four games vs. non-conference opponents ... Following next week's Mountain West tilt vs. San Diego State, the Falcons host Notre Dame and Army to close out the non-conference schedule ... This week's game features two of the top 10 rushing teams in the country with Navy ranking sixth (301.0) and Air Force eighth (296.0).
COACHES: Air Force is coached by Troy Calhoun (Air Force, 1989), who is in his seventh season. He has led the Falcons to 48-35 career record. Calhoun is 29-22 in MW games, 19-13 in non-conference games, 29-11 in Falcon Stadium, 15-19 in road games (12-12 in MW road games) and 2-4 in bowl games. Calhoun is 2-4 vs. Navy.
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF'S TROPHY: The 2013 season marks the 42nd year of trophy competition. The trophy goes annually to the winning academy with the best record in round-robin competition. Air Force won its second straight and record 18th Commander-in-Chief's Trophy in 2011. Air Force's back-to-back CIC Trophy titles are its first since 2001-02. Air Force was 0-2 in 2012 in CIC competition, which was won by Navy. The Falcons lost 28-21 in overtime at home vs. Navy Oct. 6 and were beaten by Army, 41-21, in West Point Nov. 3.
Air Force outright CIC title years:
UP NEXT: Air Force takes on San Diego State on Thursday, Oct. 10. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Falcon Stadium. The game will be televised by CBS Sports.