Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun addressed the media at his weekly teleconference Tuesday. The Falcons return to Mountain West play this week, hosting UNLV on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Noon MT in Falcon Stadium.
This week’s game is the lone home game in a five-week span for Air Force. The Falcons were at New Mexico and Navy the last two weeks and travel to Nevada and Colorado State following this week. Air Force and UNLV meet for the 21st time overall and 20th time as conference foes. Air Force leads the overall series, 14-6, and has a 14-5 mark in conference games. The Falcons are 7-2 at home and 7-4 at UNLV in the series. Air Force snapped a two-game UNLV win streak with a 48-21 win in 2014 in the last meeting. UNLV defeated Air Force, 41-21, in 2013 in the last meeting in Falcon Stadium.
Air Force second lieutenant Jacobi Owens, a 2017 Academy graduate, is a native of Las Vegas, Nev. He attended Centennial High School where he lettered three years in football and track. His high school football coach was Leon Evans. Owens completed his Air Force playing career last season and ranks fourth in school history in career rushing yards with 3,005. Owens is currently on the Air Force football coaching staff as a graduate assistant.
Air Force is 48-16 in Falcon Stadium under head coach Troy Calhoun, including a school-record 15-game winning streak from 2014 to Oct. 22, 2016. The Falcons have won 18 of their last 20 at home dating back to 2014. Air Force’s 17 wins from 2014-16 is a school record for a three-year stretch. Air Force finished 6-0 at home in 2014 and 2015 to mark the first back-to-back undefeated home seasons in school history. Air Force has finished undefeated at home just five times overall in school history, three coming under Calhoun.