Oct. 20, 2009
The Air Force football defensive staff was one of five Division I college football staffs that earned FootballScoop.com Game Changing Coaches for games played the weekend of Oct. 17. The Falcon defensive coaches were honored for helping guide Air Force to a 10-0 shutout victory over Wyoming.
Air Force allowed just 4-of-16 third down conversions including 0-of-6 in the second half to help defeat Wyoming 10-0. It was the Falcons' second defensive shutout of the season and the first shutout in conference play in 12 years.
Defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter helped put together a plan that limited Wyoming to 174 total yards and forced sixth sacks. In the second half, the defense forced three three-and-outs. Wyoming averaged just 2.9 yards per rush on 35 attempts. Air Force is now 10th nationally in total defense, seventh in scoring defense, and 17th in sacks.
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Air Force Football Defensive Staff:
Tim DeRuyter: Defensive coordinator / Assoc. Head Coach
Matt Wallerstedt: Co-defensive coordinator / inside linebackers / Asst. HC
Charlton Warren: Co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs
Matt Wiekert: Outside linebackers
Ron Burton: Defensive line
Luke Yeager: Defensive Grad Assistant