Falcon Football to Host San Diego State on Thursday Night

    Senior running back Anthony LaCoste.
    Senior running back Anthony LaCoste.

    Oct. 9, 2013

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    Air Force (1-5, 0-4 MW) vs. San Diego St. (2-3, 1-0 MW)
    Thursday, Oct. 10 - 7 pm (MT)
    USAFA, CO - Falcon Stadium (46,692)

    The Last Meeting
    Air Force9
    San Diego State28
    November 10, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    Air Force Falls To San Diego St., 28-9
    The Falcons gained 393 yards in total offense, including 320 on the ground.

    TELEVISION: CBS
    Dave Ryan (Play-by-play), Adam Archuleta (Analyst), Evan Washburn (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 begins a stretch of three straight home games this week by hosting San Diego State ... The Falcons also host Notre Dame on Oct. 26 and Army Nov. 2 ... This week’s SDSU game is the lone conference game during the home stand ... Air Force and SDSU will be playing for the 32nd time overall with every meeting as a conference foes ... The Falcons lead the series, 19-12, overall and are 11-5 at home ... SDSU has won three straight, including a 41-27 win in 2011 the last time the two played in Falcon Stadium.

    COACHES: Air Force is coached by Troy Calhoun (Air Force, 1989), who is in his seventh season. He has led the Falcons to 48-36 career record. Calhoun is 29-22 in MW games, 19-14 in non-conference games, 29-11 in Falcon Stadium, 16-21 in road games and 2-4 in bowl games.
    San Diego State is coached by Rocky Long (New Mexico, 1974), who is in his third season. Long has guided the Aztecs to a 19-12 record. He has a career record of 84-81 in his 14th season. Long was the head coach at New Mexico from 1998-2008.

    THE SERIES
    • Air Force leads the series, 19-12, with all games coming as conference foes.
    • The Falcons are 7-7 in San Diego, 11-5 at home and 1-0 in neutral site games.
    • San Diego State has won three straight and seven of the last 11 in the series.
    • Prior to San Diego State’s three-game streak, Air Force had won three straight from 2007-09.
    • The Aztecs defeated Air Force, 41-27, the last time the two played in Falcon Stadium in 2011.
    • San Diego State defeated Air Force, 28-9, last season in San Diego.
    • The teams first played in 1980 in Falcon Stadium, resulting in a 13-10 Aztec win.

    UP NEXT
    The Falcons will be off the following two Saturdays and will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 26, when they host Notre Dame. Kickoff is 3 p.m. The game will be televised by CBS Sports.


     

     

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