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Air Force Home Opener

Photos from Air Force's home opener against Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014.

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The Air Force Academy Falcons took on Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Air Force Academy Falcons took on Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Air Force Academy Falcons took on Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Air Force Academy Falcons took on Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Air Force Academy Falcons took on Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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AFA's Connor Healy stops Nicholls State's Michael Henry in the first quarter Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson throws in the first quarter against Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force running back Jacobi Owens on a 36 yard run in the seond quarter against Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force Academy cadets head to the stands before the Falcons' game against Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Coach Troy Calhoun leads players onto the field before the Air Force Academy Falcons took on Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force running back Devin Rushing scores in the second quarter against Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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AFA band performs for a group of people before the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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AFA running back Jacobi Owens jumps over a Nicholls defender while being chased by Nicholls linebacker Seth Keller during the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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AFA defensive back Christian Spears attempts to tackle Nicholls quarterback Kalen Henderson during the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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Nicholls quarterback Kalen Henderson regains control of the ball after dropping it during the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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AFA running back Devin Rushing attempts to outrun Nicholls defensive back B.T. Sanders during the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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Cadets stand for opening ceremonies before the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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Cadets rush the field before the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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AFA players kneel and pray before the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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Cadets fill the stands during the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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AFA band marches onto the field during the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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Cadets cheer during the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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Cadets pose for a photo during the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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Cadets congratulate AFA players for their 44-16 win after the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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Nicholls defensive back Josh Dewey tackles AFA running back Paco Solano as he scores a touch down during the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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Nicholls quarterback Beaux Hebert attempts to push off AFA linebacker Donnie Wharton during the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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AFA running back Jacobi Owens runs for a touch down during the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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Air Force linebackers Haji Dunn, Jr., left, and Josh Self combine to bring down Nicholls State quarterback Beaux Hebert in the fourth quarter of the Falcons' 44-16 win Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force Academy players celebrate their 44-16 win over Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson and other Falcon teamates greet fans following the Falcons' 44-16 win over Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force defenders Jamal Byrd, left, and Dexter Walker pressure Nicholls State Quarterback Kalen Henderson in the first quarter of the Falcons' 44-16 win Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force defensive back Christian Spears trips up Nicholls State quarterback Kalen Henderson in the first half of the Falcons' 44-16 win Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson hydrates during the Falcons' 44-16 win over Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force quarterback throws deep during the Falcons' 44-16 win over Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force defensive lineman Robert Green pressures Nicholls State quarterback aKalen Henderson in the first half of the Falcons' 44-16 win over Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force running back Jacobi Owens leans for extra yards during the second half of the Falcons' 44-16 win Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force running back Devin Rushing, left, is congratulated by teamate Michael Husar Jr. after scoring to put the Falcons up 37-9 in the fourth quarter of the Falcons' 44-16 win Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Air Force Academy Falcons took on Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force running back Paco Solano gains yards in the second half of the Falcons' 44-16 win over NIcholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Air Force Academy Falcons took on Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force coach Troy Calhoun on the sidelines during the Falcons' 44-16 win over NIcholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Air Force Academy Falcons took on Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force defensive coordinator Steve Russ celebrates a big defensive play during the Falcons' 44-16 win over NIcholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force defensive coordinator Steve Russ celebrates a big defensive play during the Falcons' 44-16 win over NIcholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force defenders stop Nicholls State Quarterback Kalen Henderson in the first quarter of the Falcons' 44-16 win Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force defensive back Gavin McHenry tries to stop Nicholls State quarterback Kalen Henderson in the first half of the Falcons' 44-16 win Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Air Force Academy Falcons took on Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson dons headphones during the Falcons' 44-16 win over Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force tight end Nate Dreslinski Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force kicker Will Conant Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force kicker Will Conant, right, and teamate Brett Dunn celebrate a field goal against Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Air Force Academy Falcons took on Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Air Force Academy Falcons took on Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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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

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Air Force running back Jacobi Owens looks for daylight in the second half of the Falcons' 44-16 win over NIcholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force coach Troy Calhoun during the 44-16 win over NIcholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson warms up before the Falcons' 44-16 win over Nicholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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An Air Force football staffer keeps defensive coordinator Steve Russ on the sidelines during the Falcons' 44-16 win over NIcholls State Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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AFA band performs for a group of people before the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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AFA linebacker Joey Nichol tackles Nicholls running back Michael Henry during the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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AFA players celebrate their 44-16 win after the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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Cadets congratulate AFA players for their 44-16 win after the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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AFA dance team performs during the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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Cadets march onto the field before the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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Fans stand for the National Anthem before the Air Force Academy and Nicholls State football game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette

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