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Air Force opener: By the numbers against VMI

September 1, 2017 Updated: September 1, 2017 at 3:01 pm
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photo - Air Force  coach Troy Calhoun and the team wait to take the field before their 44-16 win over NIcholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Air Force coach Troy Calhoun and the team wait to take the field before their 44-16 win over NIcholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette 

Numbers to keep in mind for Air Force's noon opener on Saturday against Virginia Military Institute:

$8

Price of a 16 oz. beer, the first time it will be available at Falcon Stadium. Transactions will be cash-only.

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Meetings between VMI and Air Force. The Keydets first played Navy in 1898 and Army in 1917, but they’re just now getting around to meeting the Falcons.

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Acts that advanced to the semifinals on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Among them was the Air Force a cappella group “In the Stairwell,” which will perform at Saturday’s game.

35.1

Average margin of victory for Air Force in season openers under Troy Calhoun. The team is 10-0 in those games, all against FCS opponents.

84

VMI’s defensive rank among 122 FCS teams in defensive yards per rushing attempt (4.62) last year. Air Force ran for the third most yards in FBS.

126

Years of football for VMI’s program, yet this will the farthest west the team has ever played. The previous mark was set at Texas A&M in 1950.

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