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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • Georgia on the mind of many homeward-bound Air Force football players

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Air Force players have waged an intense competition among themselves since mid-summer. This battle has nothing to do with playing time, but was all about tickets to the Georgia Dome for Saturday's game against Georgia State. The Falcons have 13 players from Georgia, plus a handful...

  • Incomplete passes difficult to overcome for Air Force offense

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Incomplete passes are a cost of doing business for a passing offense in football. Even the most efficient throwing teams will come up with nothing to show for about 30 percent of their passing plays. Those empty downs are especially harmful for Air Force. The Falcons threw 32 times...

  • Garrett Brown emerges as go-to guy in key situations for Air Force

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Air Force faced third-down plays on 21 occasions this past Saturday. On eight of them the ball found its way into Garrett Brown's hands. Five of those turned into first downs, a success rate of 63 percent. The Falcons' conversion rate on the other third-down plays was just 38 percent....

  • Jon Lee waiting patiently for a chance to contribute to Air Force's offense

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Jon Lee returns home this week, but he'll do so a stranger in his own offense. The Air Force senior receiver, who is tied for fourth on the program's all-time yards per carry list at 6.7, has disappeared in the offense. The owner of 1,120 career rushing yards has touched the ball...

  • Air Force coordinator Q&A: Offensive coach Mike Thiessen

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    The Gazette's Brent Briggeman talked with Air Force offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen about a 17-13 loss to Wyoming and this week's game at Georgia State.   Did you have any idea you’d throw 32 times up at Wyoming? That’s never the plan. But sometimes you get put in...

  • Mountain West notebook: Week 3

    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Newspaper beat writers from around the Mountain West combine for news and notes as teams prepare for the season's second week:   MOUNTAIN DIVISION AIR FORCE In giving up just 51 rushing yards and holding Wyoming to 17 points, Air Force proved to itself that its defensive...

  • Air Force coordinator Q&A: Defensive coach Steve Russ

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    The Gazette's Brent Briggeman talked with Air Force defensive coordinator Steve Russ on Monday about the upcoming game at Georgia State and last week's disappointing 17-14 loss at Wyoming.   In most weeks would you take it if somebody would say you'd give up just over 300...

  • Air Force missing two offensive starters with injuries

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Air Force fullback Shayne Davern will miss at least six weeks, but coach Troy Calhoun said the full extent of the damage to Davern's left knee won't be known until Tuesday. Uncertainty also surrounded the status of left tackle Matt Rochell, who suffered a concussion and, like Davern,...

  • Prolific passing game could have been much better for Air Force

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Kale Pearson’s career night could have been so, so much better. The Air Force senior quarterback went 17 of 23 for 226 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. It was the best throwing performance for a Falcons quarterback in nearly two years. “It wasn’t necessarily our game...

  • Air Force left picking up the pieces after disappointing loss at Wyoming

    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Air Force's season narrative is as uncertain as ever. For months, Saturday's game at Wyoming was highlighted as a key tilt, a chance to evaluate the impact of changes in philosophy and personnel. This was the game that was going to determine the direction of the season. Well, the...

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