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Air Force releases football schedule, will face CSU on Thanksgiving, fewer late night home games

April 24, 2018 Updated: April 24, 2018 at 4:45 pm
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Air Force players run onto the field for their season-opening NCAA college football game against Abilene Christian at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (Stacie Scott/The Gazette via AP)

Air Force will host Colorado State on Thanksgiving Day, compete twice on Fridays and only one game at Falcon Stadium could be slotted for a dreaded late night kickoff in 2018.

Those were the highlights as the Mountain West announced network assignments for games in the upcoming football season.

The Falcons had three games selected by ESPN's networks, which often means an 8:15 p.m. kickoff that home fans despise, but of those only the Sept. 29 game against Nevada will be played at home. The other ESPN games will be Sept. 22 at Utah State and Nov. 17 at Wyoming.

There is no guarantee that a game carried by ESPN will draw the late start, but that has become a regular expectation for the Falcons. Games placed on ESPN3 can be scheduled at the discretion of the home team, but ESPN doesn’t typically announce the network and time spot until 12 days prior to the game.

Air Force will play Friday evening games on Oct. 12 at San Diego State and Oct. 19 at UNLV, with both games being aired on CBS Sports Network.

CBS Sports Network will also carry the Falcons home game against Navy at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, a 5 p.m. start against Boise State on Oct. 27 and 1:30 p.m. when New Mexico visits for the first time in four years on Nov. 10.

That's also the network that opted to put the Falcons and Colorado State on Thanksgiving Day, with a 1:30 p.m. kickoff set for Nov. 22.

Air Force's game at Army on Nov. 3 – as well as the opener against Stony Brook and a Week 2 visit to Florida Atlantic – were not picked up by a network. Additional broadcasts by AT&T SportsNet and Stadium will be announced in the coming months.

 

2018 Air Force Football Schedule

Day          Date                Time                  Opponent (TV)

Sat.          Sept. 1            TBA                    Stony Brook

Sat.          Sept. 8            TBA                    at Florida Atlantic

Sat.          Sept. 15          --                         OPEN

Sat.          Sept. 22          TBA                    at Utah State* (ESPN Net)

Sat.          Sept. 29          TBA                    Nevada* (ESPN Net)

Sat.          Oct. 6              1:30 p.m.         Navy (CBS SN)

Fri.            Oct. 12            7 p.m.               at San Diego State* (CBS SN)

Fri.            Oct. 19            8 p.m.               at UNLV* (CBS SN)

Sat.          Oct. 27            5 p.m.               Boise State* (CBS SN)

Sat.          Nov. 3             TBA                    at Army

Sat.          Nov. 10           1:30 p.m.         New Mexico* (CBS SN)

Sat.          Nov. 17           TBA                    at Wyoming* (ESPN Net)

Thur.       Nov. 22           1:30 p.m.         Colorado State* (CBS SN)

* - Mountain West game

All times Mountain

Additional television selections TBA

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