Air Force Football Hosts Notre Dame
Sophomore tight end Garrett Griffin.
 
Sophomore tight end Garrett Griffin.

Oct. 21, 2013

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Air Force (1-6, 0-5 MW) vs. Notre Dame (5-2)
Saturday, Oct. 26 - 3 pm (MT)
USAFA, CO - Falcon Stadium (46,692)

TELEVISION: CBS Sports
Andrew Catalon (Play-by-play), Aaron Taylor (Analyst), Lauren Gardner (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 plays back-to-back non-conference home games beginning with Notre Dame this week ... The Falcons host Army on Nov. 2 to close out the non-conference schedule ... Air Force is 1-1 in non-conference games this season, defeating Colgate, 38-13, in the season opener at home and falling, 28-10, at Navy ... Notre Dame leads the overall series, 23-6, including a 12-2 mark in Falcon Stadium ... The Irish have won six straight in Falcon Stadium dating back to a 35-14 win in 1987 ... Air Force's last win at home in the series came in 1985 (21-15), which capped a four-game winning streak ... Air Force's last win overall came in 2007 in South Bend, 41-24, in head coach Troy Calhoun's first season ... Air Force was idle last week and is 1-2 under head coach Troy Calhoun following an open week ... The Falcons have a pair of open weeks this season with the next one coming Nov. 16 ... Air Force closes out the season with three straight conference games beginning Nov. 8 at New Mexico.

COACHES
• Air Force is coached by Troy Calhoun (Air Force, 1989), who is in his seventh season. He has led the Falcons to 48-37 career record. Calhoun is 29-23 in MW games, 19-14 in non-conference games, 29-12 in Falcon Stadium, 16-21 in road games and 2-4 in bowl games.
• Notre Dame is coached by Brian Kelly (Assumption College, 1983), is in his fourth season at Notre Dame. He has led the Irish to a 33-13 record. Kelly has a career mark of 204-70-2 career record in his 23rd season. Kelly was the head coach at Cincinnati (2006-09), Central Michigan (2004-06) and Grand Valley State (1991-2003) before going to Notre Dame.

THE SERIES
• Air Force and Notre Dame are meeting for the 30th time overall and first since 2011.
• The Irish lead the series, 23-6, including a 11-4 mark in South Bend, and a 12-2 mark at Air Force.
• Notre Dame defeated Air Force, 59-33, in 2011 in South Bend the last time the two played.
• The Irish won the last meeting in Falcon Stadium, 39-17, in 2006.
• Air Force's last win in the series came in 2007 in South Bend, 41-24.
• In the two games prior to 2007 in South Bend, each was decided in overtime. Air Force won 20-17 in 1996 while Notre Dame won, 34-31, in 2000.
• Notre Dame has won four of the last six overall. Prior to this stretch, the Irish had won eight straight from 1986-95 following a four-game Air Force streak from 1982-85.
• The team's first played on Oct. 10, 1964 at Air Force. Notre Dame won the game, 34-7.

UP NEXT
Air Force plays host to service academy rival Army on Saturday, Nov. 2. Kickoff, at Falcon Stadium, is 10 a.m. The game will be televised by ESPNU.


 

 

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