Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun addressed the media at his weekly teleconference Tuesday. The Falcons host one of their oldest rivals when Wyoming visits on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8:15 p.m. in Falcon Stadium.
Air Force leads the overall series vs. Wyoming, 28-24-3, including a 19-17 mark in conference games. The Falcons are 16-11-1 at home, 11-13-2 in Laramie and 1-0 in neutral site games. Wyoming holds a 4-3 advantage in the last seven meetings
Wyoming beat Air Force, 35-26, last season in Laramie in another thrilling game in the series. The Cowboys controlled the first half, taking a 14-6 lead and extended the lead to 28-6 late in the third quarter. Air Force stormed back when Nate Romine hit Jalen Robinette for a 75 yard scoring strike to cut the lead to 28-13. Romine later added a one-yard TD run to make it 28-20 before connecting with Tim McVey on a 49 yard pass to make it 28-26 with 3:31 left. Wyoming held on the two-point run try, then recovered an on-side kick and scored in the final minutes to make up the final margin. Josh Allen led Wyoming, hitting 15 of 27 passes for 173 yards and three TDs while Brian Hill rushed for 92 yards and a score. The Cowboys had 362 total yards. D.J. Johnson led the Falcons with 73 yards rushing while Romine hit six of 19 passes for 188 yards and two scores. Air Force had 337 total yards, including 188 passing.
Air Force defeated Wyoming, 31-17, in 2015 in Falcon Stadium to snap a two-game losing streak to the Cowboys. Shayne Davern rushed for a career-high 130 yards and two touchdowns, including 101 yards in the second half, to lead Air Force. He scored his first touchdown to give the Falcons a 7-0 lead. Wyoming added a field goal to make it 7-3 at the half. The Falcons got a Karson Roberts touchdown run and a Jalen Robinette to Garrett Brown touchdown connection to make it 21-3 early in the fourth. Davern added his second touchdown on a season-long 46 yard run to make it 28-3. The Cowboys added two late touchdowns and Drew Oehrle added a field goal to make up the final margin. Air Force finished with 379 total yards, including 299 rushing. The Cowboys finished with 307 total yards. The Air Force defense was led by Claude Alexander, who had nine tackles and three sacks. Brodie Hicks added eight tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.