Air Force Football Travels to New Mexico

    Senior RB Anthony LaCoste.
    Senior RB Anthony LaCoste.

    Nov. 4, 2013

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    Air Force (2-7, 0-5 MW) at New Mexico (2-6, 0-4 MW)
    Friday, Nov. 8 - 7 pm (MT)
    Albuquerque, NM - University Stadium (39,224)

    The Last Meeting
    New Mexico23
    Air Force28
    October 20, 2012
    USAFA
    Air Force Tops New Mexico, 28-23
    Wes Cobb scored on a trio of 1-yard runs and Air Force overcame Kasey Carrier's Mountain West Conference-record 338 yards rushing with a 28-23 win over New Mexico on Saturday night. The Falcons (4-3, 2-1) won despite losing Cody Getz, the nation's second-leading rusher, on their first snap when he appeared to aggravate a sprained left ankle. Trailing by five, the Lobos (4-4, 1-2) reached the Air Force 12 after a strip by Tim Foley of receiver Ty MacArthur, but linebacker Alex Means, who earlier returned an interception for a touchdown, stuffed Lamaar Thomas for a 4-yard loss on fourth-and-4.

    TELEVISION: ESPNU
    Adam Amin (Play-by-play), Rene Ingoglia (Analyst)

    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 returns to conference play this week after consecutive weeks of non-conference games ... The Falcons hosted Notre Dame and Army to close out the non-conference schedule ... Air Force is on the road for the first time in a month after three straight home games and an open week ... The team’s last away game was Oct. 5 at Navy ... The last away conference game was Sept. 28 at Nevada ... Air Force has its second open week of the season following the New Mexico game, then closes out the regular season with a home game vs. UNLV (Nov. 21) and a road game at Colorado State (Nov. 30) ... Air Force leads the overall series vs. New Mexico, 20-10, including a 16-8 mark in conference games ... The Falcons have won five straight and eight of the last nine in the series ... The Falcons defeated New Mexico, 42-0, the last time the two played in Albuquerque ... Air Force is 9-7 overall at New Mexico ... This week’s game is one of six for the Falcons on the ESPN family of networks and the fourth on ESPNU.

    COACHES
    • Air Force is coached by Troy Calhoun (Air Force, 1989), who is in his seventh season. He has led the Falcons to 49-38 career record. Calhoun is 29-23 in MW games, 20-16 in non-conference games, 30-13 in Falcon Stadium, 16-21 in road games and 2-4 in bowl games.
    • New Mexico is coached by Bob Davie (Youngstown State, 1977), who is in his second season. Davie has led the Lobos to a 6-15 record. Davie has a 41-40 career record in his seventh season. Davie was the head coach at Notre Dame from 1997-2001 prior to coaching at New Mexico.

    THE SERIES
    • Air Force and New Mexico are meeting for the 31st time overall and 25th time as conference foes.
    • Air Force leads the series 20-10 and has a 16-8 advantage in conference games.
    • Air Force is 11-3 at home and 9-7 at New Mexico.
    • Air Force has won six straight at home dating back to 2000.
    • The Lobos last win in Falcon Stadium came in 2000 (29-23).
    • The Falcons have won five straight and eight of the last nine meetings.
    • Air Force defeated New Mexico, 42-0, the last time the two played in Albuquerque in 2011.
    • The Falcons defeated New Mexico, 28-23, last season the last time the two played in Falcon Stadium.
    • The teams first played in 1957 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Air Force won the game, 31-0.

    UP NEXT
    Air Force is on a bye week Nov. 11-17. The Falcons return to action Thursday, Nov. 21, hosting UNLV on senior night. Kickoff is 7 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPNU.


     

     

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