Nov. 1, 2010
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Air Force at Army
Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. MT
Michie Stadium (40,000), West Point, NY
CBS College Sports Network (CBS C)
Dave Ryan (play-by-play); Jason Sehorn (analyst).
KVOR AM 740 in Colorado Springs; KCKK 1510 AM in Denver and Northern Colorado
Jim Arthur (play-by-play); Lee Douglas (analyst); Jay Ritchie/Bob Ihle (pre- and post-game)
Record: Air Force (5-4, 3-3 MWC), Army (5-3)
Streaks: Air Force (L 3), Army (W 1)
Next week: Air Force (vs. New Mexico, 11/13), Army (at Kent State, 11/13)
Last week: Air Force (L 23-28 vs. #8/7Utah), Army (W 29-7 vs. VMI)
Website: Air Force (goairforcefalcons.com), Army (goarmysports.com)
Air Force: Troy Calhoun (Air Force, 1989) is in his fourth season. He has led the Falcons to a 30-18 career record. Calhoun is 19-11 in MWC games, 11-7 in non-conference games, 18-5 in Falcon Stadium, 9-10 in road games (8-6 in MWC road game) and 3-0 vs. Army.
Army: Rich Ellerson (Hawaii, 1977) is in his second season. He has led the Black Knights to a 10-10 record. Ellerson has a 70-51 career record in his 11th season.
FALCON FOOTBALL NOTES
Air Force can win its first Commander-in-Chief's Trophy title since 2002 with a win this week.
Air Force is completing a four-game stretch where three of the four games have been on the road.
The Falcons are 7-3 in November under head coach Troy Calhoun.
Air Force's four losses have come to a conference opponent on the road and three top 10 nationally-ranked teams, two on the road. The four teams have a combined 30-3 record and are all bowl-eligible.
Air Force (2nd, 313.56) and Army (7th, 281.38) are two of the nation's top rushing teams.
Air Force and Army are meeting for the 45th time overall.
The Falcons lead the series, 30-13-1.
Air Force is 18-3 at home, 11-9 at Army and 1-1-1 in neutral site games.
The Falcons have won four straight and 12 of the last 13 in the series.
Air Force has won six straight at West Point dating back to 1996.
Air Force is 27-11 in Commander-in-Chief's Trophy games vs. Army dating back to 1972, including a 17-2 record at home and a 10-9 mark at Army.
Air Force defeated Army, 35-7, last year and won 16-7 in the last game at West Point.
Year by Year
1959 - Tied 13-13*
1963 - Army 14-10**
1965 - AFA 14-3**
1967 - Army 10-7 (H)
1969 - AFA 13-6 (A)
1971 - AFA 20-7 (H)
1972 - Army 17-14 (A)
1973 - AFA 43-10 (H)
1974 - Army 17-16 (A)
1975 - AFA 33-3 (H)
1976 - Army 24-7 (A)
1977 - Army 31-6 (H)
1978 - Army 28-14 (A)
1979 - AFA 28-7 (H)
1980 - Army 47-24 (A)
1981 - AFA 7-3 (H)
1982 - AFA 27-9 (A)
1983 - AFA 41-20 (H)
1984 - Army 24-12 (A)
1985 - AFA 45-7 (H)
1986 - Army 21-11 (A)
1987 - AFA 27-10 (H)
1988 - Army 28-15 (A)
1989 - AFA 29-3 (H)
1990 - AFA 15-3 (A)
1991 - AFA 25-0 (H)
1992 - AFA 7-3 (A)
1993 - AFA 25-6 (H)
1994 - AFA 10-6 (A)
1995 - AFA 38-20 (H)
1996 - Army 23-7 (A)
1997 - AFA 24-0 (H)
1998 - AFA 35-7 (A)
1999 - AFA 28-0 (H)
2000 - AFA 41-27 (A)
2001 - AFA 34-24 (H)
2002 - AFA 49-30 (A)
2003 - AFA 31-3 (H)
2004 - AFA 31-22 (A)
2005 - Army 27-24 (H)
2006 - AFA 43-7 (A)
2007 - AFA 30-10 (H)
2008 - AFA 16-7 (A)
2009 - AFA 35-7 (H)
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** - Chicago, IL
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Air Force, Army and Navy compete each year for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, which is emblematic of service academy football supremacy. The trophy goes annually to the winning academy with the best record in round-robin competition. The President of the United States presents the trophy to the seniors from the winning team each year at a ceremony at the White House.
The 2010 season marks the 39th year of trophy competition. Air Force has a 50-27-0 all-time CIC record and has won 16 trophy titles. Air Force's overall record and number of trophy titles is best among the three academies.
Air Force can win its first out-right CIC Trophy since 2002 with a win this week at Army. The Falcons defeated Navy, 14-6, earlier this season.
Air Force outright CIC title years:
`82, `83, `85, `87, `89, `90, `91, `92, `94, `95, `97, `98, `99, `00, `01, `02
AIR FORCE VS. OTHER SERVICE ACADEMIES
Air Force is 56-30-1 all-time against Army and Navy. The Falcons are 33-9 at home, 18-17 on the road and 5-4-1 in neutral site games. The Falcons are 30-13-1 vs. Army and 26-17 all-time vs. Navy.
AIR FORCE VS. NON-CONFERENCE FOES UNDER CALHOUN
Air Force is 11-7 against non-conference foes under head coach Troy Calhoun.
The Falcons are 7-1 at home, 2-4 on the road and 2-2 in neutral site games.
Air Force has won four of the last five with the only loss coming at No. 7 Oklahoma.
LAST SEASON VS. ARMY
Air Force defeated service academy rival Army, 35-7, in Falcon Stadium. Anthony Wright opened the scoring with an 88-yard punt return to give the Falcons a 7-0 lead. Army answered with a Trent Steelman 42-yard run to tie the score at 7-7 at halftime. The second half was all-Falcons, as the team out-scored Army 28-0. Asher Clark scored on two touchdown runs while Tim Jefferson ran and passed for scores, including a 73-yard scoring strike to Kevin Fogler. Fullback Jared Tew led the offense with 102 yards while Clark added 82. Jefferson hit four of seven passes for 131 yards while Fogler hauled in three catches for a career-best 129 yards. John Falgout and Justin Moore led the defense with 14 and 11 tackles, respectively.
LAST TIME AT ARMY
Air Force defeated Army, 16-7, at Michie Stadium. The Falcons used three Ryan Harrison field goals, including a season-long 48-yard boot in the final two minutes to secure the victory.
Army opened the scoring on its opening drive when Chip Bowden hit Damion Hunter with a 47-yard scoring strike to give the Black Knights a 7-0 lead. Air Force got on the board with the first of Harrison's field goals, a 21-yarder to cut the lead to 7-3. Tim Jefferson gave the Falcons the lead for good with a one-yard run to make it 10-7 at the half. Harrison added two more field goals, one in the third from 29 yards and his game-securing boot in the final minutes to make up the final margin.
Army out-gained Air Force, 250 to 174 in the defensive battle. The Black Knights had 143 yards rushing and hit eight of 26 passes for 107 yards. Air Force rushed for 142 yards and passed for 32. Fullback Todd Newell led the way with 42 yards rushing. Kyle Lumpkin added 33 while Jefferson chipped in with 25. Army was led by Collin Mooney, who rushed for 92 yards on 22 carries.
The Falcon defense forced three turnovers, including two interceptions and a fumble. Ken Lamendola led the Falcons with 13 tackles, while Hunter Altman added eight and two tackles for loss and Jake Paulson chipped in with seven total and 2.5 for loss.
CAREER STATISTICS VS. ARMY
Rushing (Att-Yds-TDs): Jared Tew 2009 (25-104-0); Asher Clark 2009 (13-82-2), 2008 (12-21-0); Jonathan Warzeka 2009 (1-5-0), 2008 (1-8-0); Nathan Walker 2009 (1-1-0); Kyle Halderman 2009 (1-(-1)-0), 2008 (1-(-2)-0); Mikel Hunter 2009 (1-(-7)-0); Tim Jefferson 2009 (8-(-25)-1), 2008 (12-25-1).
Passing (C-A-Int-Yds-TD): Tim Jefferson 2009 (4-7-0-131-1), 2008 (3-8-1-32-0).
Receiving (#-Yds-TD): Kevin Fogler 2009 (3-129-1); Jared Tew 2009 (1-2-0); Kyle Halderman (2009 (1-9-0).
Tackles (UT-AT-TOT): Jon Davis 2009 (2-3-5); Rick Ricketts 2009 (1-4-5), 2008 (3-2-5), 2007 (0-3-3); Wale Lawal 2009 (3-1-4); Andrew Morris 2009 (2-1-3), 2008 (2-3-5), 2007 (0-2-2); Anthony Wright 2009 (1-1-2), 2008 (4-0-4); Ryan Gardner 2009 (0-2-2); Reggie Rembert 2009 (1-0-1), 2008 (1-1-2), 2007 (0-1-1); Brady Amack 2009 (1-0-1); P.J. Adeji-Paul 2009 (0-1-1); Brian Corcoran 2009 (0-1-1); Josh Hall 2009 (0-1-1); Patrick Hennessey 2008 (1-0-1), 2007 (0-1-1); Ken Lamendola 2008 (4-9-13).
Utah, ranked seventh/eighth nationally, defeated Air Force, 28-23, in Falcon Stadium to remain unbeaten. The Utes took advantage of five Air Force turnovers and a 36:20-23:40 advantage in time of possession. The teams exchanged first-quarter touchdowns and the Utes took a 14-10 halftime lead. Utah scored twice in the third to push the lead to 28-10. Tim Jefferson rallied Air Force, scoring on a 59-yard run and hitting Kyle Halderman on a 49-yard pass to cut the lead to 28-23 with 10:22 remaining. Air Force had two more chances late, but couldn't pull any closer.
Air Force finished with 411 total yards, including 210 rushing. Jefferson led the way with 67 yards rushing and hit eight of 13 passes for a career-high 201 yards.
The defense was led Brady Amack, who had a career-high 15 tackles. Jon Davis added a career-best 12 stops and Jordan Waiwaiole chipped in with 12.
Utah was led by Matt Asiata, who had 95 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries while Eddie Wide chipped in with 82 yards and two scores on 23 carries. The Utes finished with 327 total yards, including 179 rushing.
LAST WEEK'S GAME NOTES
Air Force uses game captains. The captains were Ben Cochran, Reggie Rembert, Tyler Schonsheck and Nathan Walker.
Air Force's 118 passing yards in the first half are a season high. The previous season high was 117 vs. CSU. AFA's 201 yards passing are the most since passing for 237 yards vs. Navy in 2007.
Air Force's five turnovers are a season high and the most since have five vs. New Mexico in 2007.
Tim Jefferson threw for a career-high 201 yards. His 59-yard touchdown run was the longest of his career. Jefferson has rushed and passed for a touchdown in the same game for the third time this season and the fifth time in his career.
Tight end Chaz Demerath has caught a pass in seven of the eight games he has played this season.
Fullback Nathan Walker's 24-yard run in the first quarter was a season high. His previous long this season was 18 yards vs. TCU.
Jonathan Warzeka's rushing touchdown in the first quarter was his third of the season and his fifth score of the year. He also has a receiving touchdown and has returned a kickoff for a score.
Jamil Cooks' recovery of the onside kick in the first quarter is the first time this season the Falcons have recovered an onside kick.
Mikel Hunter tied his career high with two catches. His 53 receiving yards are the most of his career.
Anthony Wright's interception was his first of the season and the ninth of his career. His nine interceptions are tied as the most by an active Falcon (Rembert also has nine).
Brady Amack's 15 tackles are a career high. The 15 tackles mark his second career double-digit tackle game this season. His 15 stops tie as the most by any Falcon this season.
Jordan Waiwaiole's 12 tackles mark the second time this season he has recorded 10 or more stops (15 vs. Navy).
Jon Davis' 12 tackles tie his career high. He also had 12 vs. CSU earlier this season. It is the third time this season, and the third time in the last four weeks, that he has had double digit tackles. He has had 10 or more in each of the last two games.
Anthony Wooding's eight tackles tie his career high set last week vs. TCU.
Kyle Halderman's 49-yard touchdown reception is a season-long. Halderman's 67 yards receiving are a season high.
PLAYING BEST WHEN IT MATTERS MOST
Air Force is 13-8 under head coach Troy Calhoun in games during the second half of the season (last six games), including a 4-2 mark the last two years. Air Force was 5-1 in 2007 which is the best mark since the 1998 team was 6-0. Prior to Calhoun's arrival in 2007, the Falcons were 12-24 over the last six games of the season since 2001.
Air Force has had four crowds of over 40,000 this season, coming in the first four home games. The attendance of 41,547 against Colorado State marked the fourth straight home game with 40,000-plus this season. The last time the school had four straight 40,000-plus crowds was in 1998 vs. Wake Forest (47,972), Colorado State (50,115), New Mexico (43,575) and Navy (54,562). This season marks the first time 2002 that the Academy has had four crowds of over 40,000 in one season overall.
Air Force had back-to-back sell outs earlier this season. A season-high crowd of 47,565 attended the Navy game Oct. 2. Air Force hosted 46,692 against BYU Sept. 11. The consecutive sell outs mark just the second in school history and first since 1972 when the Academy hosted Notre Dame (48,671) and Colorado (47,191).
ACADEMICS AND FOOTBALL
The Air Force football team has the second-highest multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) of any team in the Football Bowl Subdivision, according to a report issued by the NCAA. The program's 988 ranks second only to Rutgers, who had a 992, among the 120 FBS football playing schools. Rounding out the top five were Rice (987), Northwestern (986) and Duke (983). The multi-year APR is for the 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-89 academic years.
Air Force's number is easily the best within the Mountain West Conference. TCU is second with a 968 while Utah is third at 949. Colorado State is fourth with a 945 followed by BYU (940), New Mexico and UNLV (934), San Diego State (931) and Wyoming (928). The Academy is also the highest ranking service academy, as Navy posted a 973 and Army a 964.
CALHOUN LEADS THE NATION IN COACHES APR
Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun led the nation in Academic Progress Rates for Division I head coaches released by the NCAA. Calhoun has a three-year average of 986, posting a 981 in 2006-07, a 989 in 2007-08 and a 987 for 2008-09. Ken Niumatalolo of Navy (978) ranked second nationally followed by Randy Shannon of Miami (977).
The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.
Air Force is second in the MWC and ninth nationally in pass defense with a 164.0 norm.
Air Force has had an interception in six straight games and eight of nine this season.
The Falcons held Oklahoma to just 3.3 yards per rush and Northwestern State to just 1.9.
Air Force held Northwestern State scoreless and to just three first downs, 20 rushing yards, 34 passing yards, 54 total yards and one possession in Air Force territory in the second half.
Air Force held BYU to just 88 yards passing which is the first time since 2003 the Cougars have been held below 100 yards.
Air Force held BYU scoreless and to five first downs, 62 rushing yards, 41 passing yards and 103 total yards in the second half.
Air Force held Wyoming to four first downs, 34 rushing yards, 60 passing yards and 94 total yards in the second half.
Air Force held Navy to three points, seven first downs, 69 yards rushing, 60 yards passing and 129 total yards in the second half.
Air Force has had more total yards than its opponent in 14 of the last 16 games.
Air Force has scored a rushing touchdown in 17 straight games.
Air Force's 30:15 time of possession ranks third in the MWC.
Air Force held a 21:07 to 8:53 TOP advantage in the second half at Wyoming, including a 12:16 to 2:44 mark in fourth quarter.
The Falcons are averaging 5.6 yards per carry and 6.3 yards per play as a team.
Air Force's total offense average of 437.0 yards is the best in the Troy Calhoun era (2007-present).
Air Force's 50.0 percent (66-132) on third downs is third in the MWC and 16th nationally.
AIR FORCE FOURTH NATIONALLY WITH 216-GAME SCORING STREAK
Air Force has scored in 216 consecutive games dating back to 1992.
The Falcons were last shutout by Mississippi, 13-0, in the 1992 Liberty Bowl.
Air Force's streak is the fourth longest active in the country.
Air Force's streak is the 14th longest in Division I-A college history
Air Force has blocked four kicks this season.
Freshman Jamil Cooks has three blocks, a field goal and a punt vs. Navy and a PAT vs. Colorado State.
Cooks' three blocks are the most by a Falcon since Robert Kraay had three in 2006.
Freshman Anthony Wooding, Jr., has the other block, a punt vs. Colorado State.
Air Force has blocked 109 kicks since 1990 when the team began tracking them.
The breakdown: 53 punts, 33 field goals and 23 PATs
Air Force set a school record with 11 blocks in 1997 (7 punts, 3 FGs, 1 punt)
Single season records for each category: Punts (7, 1997), FGs (3, 6 times, 2003), PATs (5, 2006)
The Falcons have blocked 10 kicks (5 FG, 3 PAT, 2 Punts) under head coach Troy Calhoun
100 YARDS RUSHING UNDER CALHOUN
Air Force is 4-1 this season and 20-4 when it has a 100-yard rusher under Troy Calhoun (since 2007).
The team's only losses came in the 2007 Armed Forces Bowl vs. California, vs. No. 16/14 BYU in 2008, vs. Houston in the 2008 Armed Forces Bowl and at San Diego State earlier this season.
Air Force has had two or more players top the 100-yard mark in a game three times, the most recent vs. Houston in the 2009 Armed Forces Bowl (Jared Tew 173, Asher Clark 129).
Asher Clark has seven-career 100-yard games, including three in 2010 (BYU, 121; CSU, 125; SDSU, 116).
Jared Tew has six-career 100-yard games, including two in 2010 (Wyoming, 136; Navy, 111).
AIR FORCE TAKEAWAYS
Air Force is fifth in the conference with a -.11 turnover margin.
The team's negative turnover margin is its first in four years under Troy Calhoun.
Air Force is a combined +44 in turnover margin the last four seasons, despite the negative mark this year.
Air Force led the nation in turnover margin with a 1.69 per-game mark in 2009.
AIR FORCE FOOTBALL BY THE NUMBERS
0 - Air Force held Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs without a rushing touchdown for the first time in his career as a starter (17 games).
1 - Falcon Stadium was voted as the most difficult tunnel to enter into a stadium in the Mountain West Conference in an ESPN The Magazine player poll. "All the cadets line up screaming about the altitude. Signs on the wall have the elevation too." The sign referenced says WARNING: Lack of Oxygen, Elevation: 6,621 feet above sea level.
11 - Air Force is 11-1 all-time in MWC openers and has won a conference-record 11 straight
12 - Air Force plays 12 straight weeks without an open week this season.
15 - Air Force is 15-0 all-time vs. teams from the Football Championship Subdivision with its 65-21 win over Northwestern State.
18 - Air Force has played 18 true freshmen this season which leads the nation. Florida is second with 17.
36 - Air Force's win over BYU marked the first win by a conference team outside of the media-tagged Big Three (TCU, Utah, BYU) in the Mountain West Conference in the last three years. The Falcons snapped a 0-36 string by the rest of the conference from 2008-present with the victory.
AIR FORCE VS. RANKED TEAMS
Air Force has played four ranked teams this season. The Falcons are 1-3, beating No. 24 BYU, 35-14, at home and falling at No. 9/7 Oklahoma, 24-27, at No. 4/4 TCU, 7-38, and vs. No. 8/7 Utah, 23-28.
Air Force's three games against top 10 teams in the regular season is a first in school history, as is playing back-to-back games vs. teams in the top 10 (at TCU and vs. Utah). Air Force is 16-69-4 all-time vs. ranked teams.
HOME SWEET HOME
Air Force is 18-5 at home under head coach Troy Calhoun which is tied as the third-most wins in school history over a four-year period. Air Force was 19-4 (.826) from 1982-85 and 1997-00 which ties as the best four-year stretch in AFA history.
THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
Earlier this season the Falcons were ranked in both polls and for consecutive weeks for the first time since 2002. The team's No. 23 ranking was the program's highest since being ranked as high as 15th in 2002.
Air Force snapped a three-game losing streak as a ranked team with a 49-27 win over Colorado State. Air Force's victory is its first as a ranked team since defeating BYU, 52-9, in 2002.
JEFFERSON WINNING GAMES
Junior QB Tim Jefferson has a 17-10 career record as a starter and ranks fifth in school history in career wins. His 12 wins entering this season ranked second in the MWC and 13th nationally among active quarterbacks.
TEW, CLARK AMONG THE BEST
Senior FB Jared Tew and junior RB Asher Clark have combined for 4,026 yards in their careers. The pair ranks third in school history in combined yards by teammates. Clark ranks ninth in school history with 2,188 yards while Tew is 12th with 1,838. Tew's total is third-best among fullbacks while Clark's is third-best for tailbacks.
WATCH LISTS / HONORS
Junior placekicker Erik Soderberg was named to the Watch List for the 2010 Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award, released by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.
Senior defensive back Reggie Rembert was named to the 2010 Paul Hornung Award watch list. Rembert was one of 48 players on the watch list for the award, given annually to the most versatile player in major college football.
Rembert is also one of 30 NCAA® football bowl subdivision student-athletes who excel both on and off the field and were selected as candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in football. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
Junior defensive back Anthony Wright has been named to the 2010 Lott Trophy Watch List announced by Ronnie Lott and the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation.
CALHOUN TO VISIT TROOPS IN 2011
Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun will once again visit military troops overseas in 2011. This will be the coach's second trip to visit troops, as he visited the Middle East during the summer of 2009.
This year's visit will take place from Feb. 12-20 and locations and additional details are still being determined. Calhoun will be joined by other service academy head coaches Rich Ellerson of Army and Ken Niumatalolo of Navy, along with Bill George of the Coast Guard Academy and Mike Toop of the Merchant Marine Academy.
Calhoun was joined by Mack Brown of Texas, Jim Tressel of Ohio State, UCLA's Rick Neuheisel and Houston Nutt of Mississippi, along with former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville on the 2009 tour.
HONORS IN 2010
Reggie Rembert: Preseason first-team all-MWC ... Hornung "Watch List" ... LOWES Senior Class award nominee ... MWC defensive player of the week vs. Colorado State ... Walter Camp Football Foundation national defensive player of the week vs. Colorado State ... Jim Thorpe Award national defensive back of the week homorable mention vs. Colorado State ... first-team Mid-Season All-America by CollegeFootballNews.com ... First-team all-MWC midseason by Phil Steele Magazine ... fourth-team Mid-Season All-America by Phil Steele Magazine.
Jared Tew: Preseason first-team all-MWC ... First-team all-MWC midseason by Phil Steele Magazine.
Anthony Wright: Lott Trophy "Watch List" ... Nagurski Award "Watch List" ... Preseason first-team all-MWC.
Erik Soderberg: Lou Groza "Watch List."
Jon Davis: MWC defensive player of the week at Wyoming ... Third-team all-MWC midseason by Phil Steele Magazine.
Kevin Fogler: Semifinalist for William V. Campbell Trophy as nation's top scholar-athlete.
Jordan Waiwaiole: MWC defensive player of the week vs. Navy ... Rivals.com MWC player of the week vs. Navy ... National Football Foundation Colorado Chapter player of the week vs. Navy ... College Football Insiders BCS Busters defensive player of the week vs. Navy ... Second-team all-MWC midseason by Phil Steele Magazine.
Tim Jefferson: MWC offensive player of the week vs. Navy.
Jamil Cooks: MWC special teams player of the week vs. Navy.
Jonathan Warzeka: CollegeFootballPerformance.com national kickoff returner of the week vs. Colorado State ... second-team Mid-Season All-America at KR by CollegeFootballNews.com ... Second-team all-MWC midseason by Phil Steele Magazine ... third-team Mid-Season All-America at KOR by Phil Steele Magazine ...first-team mid-season All-America special teams by SportsIllustrated.com.
A.J. Wallerstein: First-team all-MWC midseason by Phil Steele Magazine.
Asher Clark: Second-team all-MWC midseason by Phil Steele Magazine.
Michael Hester: Second-team all-MWC midseason by Phil Steele Magazine.
Zach Payne: Second-team all-MWC midseason by Phil Steele Magazine.
Rick Ricketts: Third-team all-MWC midseason by Phil Steele Magazine.
Patrick Hennessey: Third-team all-MWC midseason by Phil Steele Magazine.
Brady Amack: Third-team all-MWC midseason by Phil Steele Magazine.
#7 - Tim Jefferson -- MWC ranks include: rushing (6th, 63.3), passing (8th, 120.7), total offense (5th, 184.0), scoring (T8th, 6.0) ... has rushed for a touchdown in seven of nine games ... 140.54 career QB efficiency rating ranks second in school history ... .538 career completion percentage is fifth in school history ... 17 career wins as a starting quarterback ranks fifth in school history ... ranks 33rd in school history with 1,211 career rushing yards ... 37th player in school history to hit the 1,000-yard mark for his career ... has punted nine times this season, averaging 46.8 yards per punt ... seven of his nine punts have been inside the 20 ... career-long 71-yard punt at TCU ... would rank second in the MWC in punting, but lacks enough attempts to qualify ... rushed for a team-best 67 yards and scored a touchdown on a career-long run of 59 yards ... hit 8-13 passes for a career-best 201 yards and a touchdown ... fifth time of his career with a rushing and passing TD in the same game, including the third time this season ... career highs of 13 completions and 30 attempts for 175 yards at San Diego State ... 10 carries for 62 yards, including a 50-yard TD run vs. Navy ... also scored on a one-yard run ... hit 5-7 passes for 83 yards ... named MWC offensive player of the week for his efforts vs. Navy ... season-best 96 yards rushing and a TD at Oklahoma.
#42 - Jared Tew -- has missed the last two games due to a leg injury and is out indefinitely ... ranks fourth in the MWC in rushing with a 77.1 per-game average ... first Falcon since Jim Ollis in 2007 with back-to-back 100-yard games ... season-high 136 yards rushing and a TD at Wyoming ... matched his career high with 27 carries ... 12 of his carries went for first downs, including five on third down and two on fourth down ... rushed for 111 yards on 17 carries vs. Navy ... six career 100-yard rushing performances, including two this season ... 12th in school history in rushing with 1,838 yards ... ranks third all-time at AFA among fullbacks.
#17 - Asher Clark -- ranks third in the MWC in rushing with a 81.7 per-game average ... has 735 rushing yards ... is averaging 5.8 yards per carry ... rushed for 53 yards on 11 carries vs. Utah ... rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown at San Digo State ... rushed for a season-high 125 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries vs. Colorado State ... rushed for a game-high 121 yards on 18 carries vs. BYU ... three 100-plus yard games this season and seven in his career ... became the ninth player in AFA history to hit the 2,000-yard mark for his career earlier this season ... ranks ninth in school history with 2,188 yards which is the third-most among tailbacks.
#39 - Nathan Walker -- rushed for 31 yards on six carries vs. Utah ... recorded a season-long run of 24 yards ... two straight weeks with a season long run, as he previous long was 18 yards vs. TCU in the previous game ... first-career start at TCU, finishing with 30 yards on six carries ... has rushed for four touchdowns this season ... six carries for 24 yards and the game-tying touchdown run in the fourth quarter at Wyoming.
#83 - Kevin Fogler -- has missed four of the last five games due to injury and is out indefinitely ... two catches for 67 yards vs. Northwestern State ... had a long reception of 37 yards ... ranks second in school history with a 22.3 yards per catch average.
#15 - Jonathan Warzeka -- leads the MWC and ranks seventh in the nation in kickoff returns with a 29.4 average ... seventh in the conference in all-purpose yards with a 102.8 average ... has earned mid-season All-American honors as a kickoff returner by SportsIllustrated.com, CollegeFootballNews.com and Phil Steele's Magazine ... recorded a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown vs. Colorado State to become the first player in school history with two 100-yard kickoff return TDs ... also returned one 100 yards for a score in the Armed Forces Bowl in 2009 ... named CollegeFootballPerformance.com national kickoff returner of the week vs. Colorado State ... six carries for 31 yards and a TD and a catch for 20 yards vs. Utah ... career highs of five receptions and 55 yards receiving at San Diego State ... his five catches are the most by a Falcon this season ... scored a rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game for the first time in his career in the win over Northwestern State ... caught a 37-yard TD and rushed for an 11-yard TD ... rushed for 68 yards on six carries and had a 46-yard touchdown run on a fourth-down play vs. BYU.
#4 - Kyle Halderman -- third on the team in receiving with 10 catches for 206 yards ... team-best-tying two receiving touchdowns ... matched his career high with three catches for a season-best 67 yards vs. Utah ... scored on a season-long 49-yard catch ... led the team in rushing with 53 yards on four carries at TCU.
#10 - Mikel Hunter -- two carries for 53 yards and a touchdown vs. BYU ... also caught a 37-yard touchdown pass vs. BYU to mark his first-career game with a rushing and receiving touchdown ... career highs of two catches and 56 yards vs. Utah.
#85 - Zack Kauth -- averaging 18.2 yards per catch ... matched his career high with three catches for a career-high 85 yards and a career-best two touchdowns vs. Colorado State ... his 85 yards receiving are the most by a Falcon this season ... three multi-catch games this season ... missed the TCU game due to injury.
#82 - Chaz Demerath -- second on the team in receiving with 13 catches for 193 yards ... has two TD catches which is tied for the team lead ... has caught a pass in seven of eight games he's played ... missed the TCU game due to injury ... career-best four catches for 52 yards and a TD at SDSU ... scored his first-career touchdown with a season-long 25 yard catch vs. Colorado State.
#90 - Rick Ricketts -- fourth on the team in tackles with 46 ... led the team with eight tackles vs. Northwestern State ... had a sack and a pass breakup ... second among active players with 146 career tackles ... 12.5 career TFL and 5.5 career sacks leads all active players.
#86 - Ryan Gardner -- has missed the last three games due to injury ... had four tackles in his first-career start in the Northwestern State game ... one tackle and a fumble recovery vs. BYU ... three tackles vs. Navy.
#51 - Zach Payne -- four tackles and a tackle for loss vs. Utah ... five tackles at TCU ... all five tackles were solo which is a career best ... had two tackles in his first-career start in the Northwestern State game ... three tackles and a tackle for loss vs. BYU ... three tackles and a sack for 18 yards at Oklahoma ... recorded career high in tackles in back-to-back games with five at Wyoming and six vs. Navy.
#89 - Bradley Connor -- career-best six tackles vs. Utah ... had a tackle for loss ... two tackles at TCU ... had three tackles each vs. Colorado State and Navy.
#41 - Brady Amack -- third on the team in tackles with 59 ... career-high 15 tackles vs. Utah ... his 15 stops tie as the most by a Falcon this season ... 10 tackles at Oklahoma to mark his first-career game with double figures in tackles ... seven tackles in his first-career start vs. Northwestern ... also had 1.5 sacks and his first-career interception, returning it 50 yards.
#32 - Jordan Waiwaiole -- second on the team in tackles with 64 ... 12 tackles vs. Utah to record his second-career game with double figures in tackles ... has a TFL in six of nine games this season ... career-high 15 tackles vs. Navy ... 15 stops tie as the most by a Falcon this season ... also recorded his first-career interception to seal the game in the final minutes ... named MWC defensive player of the week for his efforts vs. Navy ... recorded six total tackles in his first-career start in the Northwestern State game ... also had a sack for two yards ... moved from outside to inside linebacker this season.
#36 - Andre Morris, Jr. -- season-best eight tackles, including two TFL on consecutive players inside the five yard line, vs. Navy ... three tackles and a pass breakup vs. Colorado State ... has 132 career tackles and 10.0 TFL which ranks third-best among active players ... has 10 career turnovers (2 INT, 3 FF, 5 FR).
#44 - Patrick Hennessey -- team-best 7.0 tackles for loss which ranks ninth in the MWC ... eight tackles vs. Utah ... returned to the lineup vs. BYU after missing the opener with an injury ... had five tackles and a fumble recovery in the end zone for a touchback vs. BYU ... career-best nine tackles, all unassisted, at San Diego State ... also had a sack and two tackles for loss ... his nine solo stops at SDSU are the most by a Falcon this season.
#46 - Jamil Cooks -- has blocked three kicks this season ... a punt and FG vs. Navy and a PAT vs. Colorado State ... recovered an onside kick vs. Utah ... 10 total tackles.
#8 - Reggie Rembert, Jr. -- second in the conference in interceptions with three (.33 average) ... fourth in the MWC in passes defended with a .89 average ... named mid-season All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com ... season-best seven tackles, four unassisted, a fumble recovery, interception and three pass breakups vs. Colorado State ... his fumble recovery led to an AFA touchdown ... named MWC defensive player of the week and Walter Camp Football Foundation national defensive player of the week for his efforts ... leads all active players with 165 career tackles ... leads all active players with nine career interceptions ... has been involved in 19 career turnovers (9 INT, 5 FF, 5 FR).
#5 - Anthony Wright, Jr. -- 35 tackles and a team-best-tying five pass breakups ... five tackles, a pass breakup and his first intercpetion of the season vs. Utah ... career-high eight tackles and a pass breakup at Oklahoma ... nine career interceptions which is tied as the most among active players ... ranked third nationally in 2009 with seven interceptions ... 13 career turnovers (9 INT, 3 FF, 1 FR).
#6 - Jon Davis -- leads the team and is seventh in the MWC in tackles with 73, which is a 8.1 per-game average ... equalled his career best in tackles with 12 vs. Utah ... team-high 10 tackles at TCU ... matched his career high with 12 tackles vs. Colorado State ... also had a tackle for loss and a forced fumble ... three 10-tackle games this season, all three coming in the last four weeks ... second on the team in interceptions with two which ranks seventh in the MWC ... team-high six tackles, five unassisted, a tackle for loss, an interception in the end zone and a fumble recovery at Wyoming ... his TFL and INT came on back-to-back plays ... the fumble recovery allowed AF to run out the clock in the fourth quarter ... named MWC defensive player of the week for his efforts vs. Wyoming ... five tackles and a forced fumble vs. BYU ... his forced fumble was recovered in the end zone by AFA for a touchback ... five career interceptions and 11 career turnovers (5 INT, 4 FF, 2 FR).
#31 - Brian Lindsay -- has missed the last three games due to injury and is out indefinitely ... 31 total tackles ... 4.5 tackles for loss this season ... has had at least one TFL in five of six games he's played this season ... career-high seven tackles vs. Colorado State ... had five tackles and a TFL in his first-career start in win over Northwestern State.
#24 - P.J. Adeji-Paul -- one tackle at SDSU ... started for the first time this season at Wyoming ... had a career-best six tackles, which tied for the team lead ... also forced a fumble.
#34 - Anthony Wooding, Jr -- first-career start at TCU ... recorded career highs in tackles with eight ... also recorded his first-career interception ... matched his career high with eight tackles vs. Utah ... averaging 8.0 tackles in his two starts.
#99 - Erik Soderberg -- has hit five of nine field goals this season ... hit a 23-yard field goal vs. Utah ... hit a season-best two field goals at SDSU ... hit from 25 and 30 yards while missing from 46 ... ranks 10th in the MWC in scoring with a 5.1 average ... third in the MWC in PAT percentage (96.9) ... has 27 career field goals which ranks sixth in Air Force history ... seventh in school history with 69 career PATs.
#97 - Keil Bartholomew -- had two punts for a 45.0 average in his first-career start in the win over Northwestern State ... had a net average of 45.0 on his two punts ... career-long punt of 55 yards vs. Colorado State ... averaged 41.7 yards on three punts with a long of 45 at San Diego State ... one puntn for 42 yards at TCU.