Air Force at Boise State
Saturday, Nov. 18, 8:15 p.m. MT, Albertsons Stadium
Roy Philpott (play-by-play), Tom Ramsey (analyst)
RADIO: KVOR AM 740 in Colorado Springs, CO; The Fan 104.3 in Denver
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Jim Arthur (play-by-play), Jesse Kurtz (analyst)
- Air Force and Boise State are meeting for the sixth time overall, all as conference foes. Air Force leads the series, 3-2, including three straight wins. The Falcons are 2-0 at home and 1-2 at Boise State. The Falcons defeated Boise State, 27-20, last season at the Academy. Air Force beat Boise State, 37-30, in 2015 the last time the two played at Boise State.
- Air Force ‘s final home game against Utah State on Saturday, Nov. 25, has been set for an 8:15 p.m. kickoff and will be nationally televised by ESPN2, according to the announcement today by the network. This will be Air Force’s third straight 8:15 p.m. kickoff, as the Falcons hosted Wyoming last week and play at Boise State Saturday.
- Air Force and Boise State are meeting for the sixth time overall, all as conference foes
- Air Force leads the series, 3-2, including three straight wins.
- Air Force is 2-0 at home and 1-2 at Boise State.
- The Falcons defeated Boise State, 27-20, last season at the Academy.
- Air Force beat Boise State, 37-30, in 2015 the last time the two played at Boise State.
- The they first played Oct. 22, 2011 at Boise State, resulting in a 37-26 Boise State win
Year by Year
2011 - BSU 37-26 (A)
2013 - BSU 42-20 (A)
2014 - AF 28-14 (H)
2015 - AF 37-30 (A)
2016 - AF 27-20 (H)
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(Nov. 25, 2016) Air Force defeated Boise State, 27-20, to close the regular season and post a third consecutive win over the Broncos. Boise State struck first on a touchdown run to cap a two-play scoring drive. The Falcons answered back with a DJ Johnson one-yard run to tie the score at 7-7. Luke Strebel added a field goal and Tyler Weaver returned a blocked punt 11 yards for a touchdown to give Air Force a 17-7 lead. The Broncos added a field goal to cut the lead to 17-10 at the half. Air Force added a Shayne Davern TD run to push the lead to 24-10. The teams exchanged field goals and the Broncos added a long touchdown pass to cut the lead to 27-20 midway through the fourth quarter. Boise State drove the ball inside the Air Force five in the final minute, but a goal-line stand by the defense secured the win for Air Force. On the final play, a fourth-and-goal at the one, Brodie Hicks stripped quarterback Brett Rypien and Haji Dunn, Jr., recovered to ice the win. Air Force finished with 359 total yards, including 314 rushing. The Falcons held the ball for 41:27 and converted on eight of 18 third downs. Boise State finished with 400 total yards and averaged 7.8 yards per play, but was held to one of 12 on third down and had nine completions on 26 pass attempts. Arion Worthman led the Falcons with 80 yards rushing while Johnson added 73. The defense was led by Brodie Hicks, who had six tackles. Boise State was led by Rypien, who hit nine of 26 passes for 316 yards and a TD.
LAST TIME AT BOISE STATE
(Nov. 20, 2015) Air Force defeated Boise State, 37-30, in Boise to post its second straight win over the Broncos. Boise State scored on its first offensive play and turned an Air Force turnover on its first offensive play into a field goal to take a 10-0 lead 90 seconds into the game. Air Force got going from there. Following field goals by each team, the Falcons scored 21 second-quarter points to take a 24-13 halftime lead. Karson Roberts ran for a score and hit Jalen Robinette for another to lead the charge. Roberts struck through the air on the opening drive of the second half to extend the lead to 31-13. Boise State closed to within seven, 34-27, but a career-long 45 yard field goal by Luke Strebel sealed the game with just over two minutes remaining. Boise State added a late field goal to make up the final margin. Air Force rolled up 607 total yards and used a balanced attack with 328 yards rushing and 279 passing. Roberts led the way with a career-high 279 yards passing and two touchdowns. Jacobi Owens powered the running game with 145 yards. The defense was led by Roland Ladipo, who had nine tackles and a career-high four pass breakups. Alex Hansen chipped in with four tackles, two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss. The defense held Boise State to 378 total yards.
AIR FORCE LAST WEEK
Wyoming defeated Air Force, 28-14, in Falcon Stadium. The Cowboys rolled to a 21-0 lead in the second quarter before the Falcons scored on an Arion Worthman to Marcus Bennett 22 yard touchdown connection to make it 21-7 at the half. The Falcons cut it to 21-14 in the third quarter with a Taven Birdow 10 yard touchdown run. Wyoming put the game away with a touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter to make up the final margin. Wyoming finished with 229 total yards, including 129 passing. Josh Allen hit 8-11 passes for 70 yards and a touchdown before leaving due to injury. Air Force finished with 378 total yards, including 203 rushing and 175 passing. Birdow rushed for 82 yards and a score while Worthman hit 10-22 passes for 175 yards. Grant Ross led the defense with a career-best 14 tackles.