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  • 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...

  • Wyoming rallies to beat Air Force in final minute

    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Jalen Robinette said he’d go to bed in the early hours of Sunday morning thinking of the pass just beyond his fingertips that he failed to haul in for Air Force. “It’s going to play in my head when I lay down,” Robinette said of the third-quarter play that saw him spring open for...

  • Palmer graduate Rufran has seen big changes on offense as Wyoming receiver

    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Dominic Rufran tried not to judge too quickly, but entering his senior season as a receiver at Wyoming he certainly wasn't encouraged by what he was hearing from his new coach. "I definitely had a lot of uncertainty," said Rufran, a Colorado Springs native and Palmer High School...

  • QB Kale Pearson happy to be running a traditional Air Force offense

    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Of all the compliments Kale Pearson has received since returning from an ACL injury and leading Air Force to an opening-week victory, one really resonated. "Somebody mentioned that we looked like an 'Air Force football team,'" Pearson said. "That made me feel good. Those teams were...

  • Air Force coach excited for the Broncos' Ben Garland

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Troy Calhoun recalled with perfect clarity a moment after learning Ben Garland had broken his hand in practice. Meeting with the trainer and Garland, the Air Force coach braced himself for the news. Where was the break, he wondered. Would it be five weeks? Six weeks? How long would...

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