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Air Force beats Utah State in Mountain West opener

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Air Force played the first 147 minutes, 57 seconds of the season without forcing a turnover, but the two it produced Saturday night made it worth the...

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Notes from Air Force's game against Utah State
Notes from Air Force's game against Utah State

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 16 hr ago

Mountain West takes it on the chin

Air Force and Utah State met late Saturday night in the first Mountain West game of the season.

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Air Force can expect Utah State to come out firing
Air Force can expect Utah State to come out firing

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 18 hr ago

Utah State doesn't like to waste time.

Since joining the Mountain West, Matt Wells' Aggies teams have scored 14 first-quarter points all three...

Air Force at Utah State: 3 subplots to watch
Air Force at Utah State: 3 subplots to watch

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Yesterday

Air Force (2-0) visits Utah State at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the Mountain West Conference opener for the Falcons. (740 am, ESPNU)

Air Force...

Air Force at Utah State: By  the numbers
Air Force at Utah State: By the numbers

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Yesterday

Air Force (2-0) visits Utah State (2-1) at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the Mountain West Conference opener for the Falcons. (740 am,...

In the know: How Air Force spends the day before late kickoffs
In the know: How Air Force spends the day before late kickoffs

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Brodie Hicks views football games like tests, so when he’s killing time in a hotel before 8:15 p.m. kickoffs he likes to spread out his notes and...

Air Force excited to transition to the more telling phase of the football season
Air Force excited to transition to the more telling phase of the football season

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 23, 2016

LOGAN, Utah – Most things are restarted or reset only when they’re not working properly.

That is not where Air Force football is at right now...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal 5 years later: The impact on Air Force athletics
Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal 5 years later: The impact on Air Force athletics

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Five years after the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, those representing Air Force athletics still aren't asking.

The difference is now there...

Air Force must travel to face a Utah State team that thrives on home-field advantage
Air Force must travel to face a Utah State team that thrives on home-field advantage

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Sep 21, 2016

To the west of Logan, Utah, stretches the vast Wasatch Mountain Range. To the distant south are the Uinta Mountains. Hugging it on the east are the...

Air Force receiver Jalen Robinette has prolific history against Utah State
Air Force receiver Jalen Robinette has prolific history against Utah State

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Jalen Robinette's mind isn't on his past performances against Utah State. He has way too many other things to think about.

When the Air Force...

Air Force will see a different crop of linebackers at Utah State
Air Force will see a different crop of linebackers at Utah State

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Sep 19, 2016

The familiar names Air Force has come to know - and dread - are gone at linebacker for Utah State.

Nick Vigil made 20 tackles against the...

Air Force's Frank Serratore more excited by offseason moves than preseason hockey poll
Air Force's Frank Serratore more excited by offseason moves than preseason hockey poll

By: Joe Paisley - 0 Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Facility and scholarship upgrades have the Atlantic Hockey Conference coaches excited about the future.

If only Air Force’s Frank Serratore...

Home sweet home: Football coaches leading alma maters have advantages
Home sweet home: Football coaches leading alma maters have advantages

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Utah State coach Matt Wells found words coming out of his own mouth while on vacation this summer that surprised even himself.

When asked...

Mountain West command center in Colorado Springs provides extra layer of oversight
Mountain West command center in Colorado Springs provides extra layer of oversight

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

The Big 12 and Mid-American conferences handed out suspensions to officiating and replay crews because of an error last week that the Mountain West...

Broncos great Floyd Little questions Brandon Marshall's decision to kneel for anthem
Broncos great Floyd Little questions Brandon Marshall's decision to kneel for anthem

By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Floyd Little believes Brandon Marshall has a right to kneel during the national anthem.

But Little, the retired Broncos running back who ran...

Injury-free so far, Air Force adds some healthy bodies on defense
Injury-free so far, Air Force adds some healthy bodies on defense

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Air Force lost five starters to injuries over the first two games of the past two seasons.

This year, the Falcons have suffered no significant...

No sharing: Air Force time of possession Saturday apparently set NCAA mark
No sharing: Air Force time of possession Saturday apparently set NCAA mark

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Air Force's defense performed up-downs after practice Monday, a penalty for failing to force turnovers Saturday.

Never mind that the Falcons'...

David Ramsey: Here's a change: Air Force's air attack inspires fear
David Ramsey: Here's a change: Air Force's air attack inspires fear

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Sep 11, 2016

Air Force's early season schedule left the Falcons with no chance to inspire mass celebration. Anyone who understands college football yawns after...

Sharktooth-clad Air Force chews up yards, clock as it devours Georgia State
Sharktooth-clad Air Force chews up yards, clock as it devours Georgia State

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Sep 10, 2016

After a lackluster 37-21 win over Abilene Christian a week ago, the Air Force Falcons are looking for a spark.

"No one really sparked a flame...

Air Force 2007 All-American Carson Bird, who is fighting cancer, is honored before the game
Air Force 2007 All-American Carson Bird, who is fighting cancer, is honored before the game

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Carson Bird greeted the Air Force team as players ran out of the tunnel before the game and performed the coin toss as an honorary captain on...

Plunging Air Force Academy cadets to make rare leap from Goodyear blimp
Plunging Air Force Academy cadets to make rare leap from Goodyear blimp

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Air Force Academy cadets will achieve two rarities with a college football jump Saturday.

The academy's Wings of Blue parachutists will make...

Air Force ready to tap into new energy resources in second game
Air Force ready to tap into new energy resources in second game

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 9, 2016

The biggest change Air Force hopes to see in its second game isn't one that can be seen or measured.

The recalibration will be entirely...

Subplots to watch during the Air Force vs. Georgia State game
Subplots to watch during the Air Force vs. Georgia State game

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 9, 2016

The deep end

Georgia State lists 11 freshmen in backup roles on the depth chart. Playing at the high altitude of the Air Force Academy, this...

By the numbers: Air Force vs. Georgia State
By the numbers: Air Force vs. Georgia State

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 9, 2016

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Air Force’s national rank in rushing (402 yards) after the first week of the season. Three of the four teams ahead of it (New Mexico and...

In the know … Insider info about the Air Force vs. Georgia State matchup
In the know … Insider info about the Air Force vs. Georgia State matchup

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 9, 2016

The first college party Ryan Watson attended was at Georgia State.

Brittany Watson, Ryan’s older sister by five years, attended the school and...

Week 2 foe Georgia State has Air Force's full attention for multiple reasons
Week 2 foe Georgia State has Air Force's full attention for multiple reasons

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Sep 7, 2016

When Air Force first met Georgia State in September 2014, the Panthers were in just their second year of major college football and still winless...

Air Force fullbacks eye second-game improvement
Air Force fullbacks eye second-game improvement

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Sep 6, 2016

Neither Shayne Davern nor D.J. Johnson argued with their coaches' assessments of their performance in the season-opener.

They both missed...

Air Force quarterback Nate Romine completes practice after suffering injury in opener
Air Force quarterback Nate Romine completes practice after suffering injury in opener

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Tue, Sep 6, 2016

Air Force quarterback Nate Romine showed no signs of an injury as he completed a full practice Monday.

Falcons coach Troy Calhoun did not make...

David Ramsey: Air Force should follow Army and Navy in retiring football numbers
David Ramsey: Air Force should follow Army and Navy in retiring football numbers

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Sep 5, 2016

Air Force's football program needs to recognize greats from its past. Army has retired the numbers of four football players. Same with Navy.

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Air Force grad Ben Garland makes NFL roster; Colorado Springs-area players make practice squads
Air Force grad Ben Garland makes NFL roster; Colorado Springs-area players make practice squads

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 5, 2016

Air Force grad Ben Garland, a former Denver Bronco, made the Atlanta Falcons roster as an offensive lineman.

Fountain-Fort Carson graduate...

Air Force moves ahead with a defense that showed some good and bad
Air Force moves ahead with a defense that showed some good and bad

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sun, Sep 4, 2016

The Air Force season opener brought good news and bad news.

The good news? This very much looks like the same defense.

The bad news?...

David Ramsey: Air Force should retire the numbers of Dee Dowis and Chad Hennings
David Ramsey: Air Force should retire the numbers of Dee Dowis and Chad Hennings

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Sep 4, 2016

The death of Dee Dowis jolted us back to Air Force's football past and to bright memories of No. 6 dancing, ball in one hand, past tacklers on his...

Air Force notes: Status of QB Nate Romine unknown
Air Force notes: Status of QB Nate Romine unknown

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 3, 2016

Status of Air Force QB Romine unknown

When Arion Worthman appeared at quarterback for Air Force in the fourth quarter after the Falcons had...

Air Force gets job done vs. Abilene Christian in football season opener
Air Force gets job done vs. Abilene Christian in football season opener

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Sep 3, 2016

Air Force pulled off a perfunctory performance to open the season.

The Falcons topped visiting Football Championship Subdivision foe Abilene...

Versatile sophomore turns Air Force debut into the Ronald Cleveland show
Versatile sophomore turns Air Force debut into the Ronald Cleveland show

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Sep 3, 2016

There are multisport athletes. And then there's Ronald Cleveland.

As a high school student in Tennessee, Cleveland competed for state...

Air Force beats Abilene Christian in season opener
Air Force beats Abilene Christian in season opener

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Air Force ripped off 121 rushing yards and completed a 62-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, yet its lead is just 7-0 over Abilene Christian...

Online exclusive: Parents' Weekend to be extra special for Air Force's Ryan Watson
Online exclusive: Parents' Weekend to be extra special for Air Force's Ryan Watson

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Sat, Sep 3, 2016

Two things can always be expected of Ryan Watson. He’ll wear a smile, and he’ll tell the complete truth.

Had Watson, the Air Force defensive...

Air Force vs. Abilene Christian: By the numbers
Air Force vs. Abilene Christian: By the numbers

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 2, 2016

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Air Force’s average rushing yards in 10 games against Football Championship Subdivision teams under coach Troy Calhoun. They haven’t...

Three subplots to watch as Air Force takes on Abilene Christian
Three subplots to watch as Air Force takes on Abilene Christian

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 2, 2016

Subplots to keep an eye on as the Air Force Falcons face Abilene Christian in the 2016 season opener.

In the know ... Air Force vs. Abilene Christian
In the know ... Air Force vs. Abilene Christian

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 2, 2016

Air Force will open with an FCS opponent for the 10th straight year under Troy Calhoun. It’ll be the 11th such foe the Falcons have hosted under...

Frenetic month of off-the-field activity finally gives way to game action for Air Force
Frenetic month of off-the-field activity finally gives way to game action for Air Force

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Fri, Sep 2, 2016

Big 12 expansion talk kicked into another gear when Air Force made the initial cut on Wednesday. Two giant video boards will be unveiled on Saturday,...

Air Force to place Dee Dowis' initials on the 6-yard line
Air Force to place Dee Dowis' initials on the 6-yard line

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Sep 1, 2016

Dee Dowis wore No. 6 during his legendary career as Air Force's quarterback. On Saturday, Dowis' initials will be placed on the field at the 6...

David Ramsey: Dee Dowis overcame so much to become Air Force's greatest offensive player
David Ramsey: Dee Dowis overcame so much to become Air Force's greatest offensive player

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Sep 1, 2016

Fisher DeBerry and Dee Dowis met on a sun porch in Royston, Ga. It was the fall of 1985, and Dowis was a high school senior who had this vision of...

Troy Calhoun, Dee Dowis linked by their intersecting time as Air Force quarterbacks
Troy Calhoun, Dee Dowis linked by their intersecting time as Air Force quarterbacks

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Sep 1, 2016

Air Force football was forever changed by the arrival of two quarterbacks in consecutive years in the mid-1980s, whose intersection set the...

12 traditions to enjoy while attending an Air Force football game
12 traditions to enjoy while attending an Air Force football game

By: Doug Fitzgerald - 0 Thu, Sep 1, 2016

"A lot of people come to see things associated with an Air Force game, in addition to the game itself," former Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry told...

Air Force survives first Big 12 expansion cut, source says
Air Force survives first Big 12 expansion cut, source says

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Sep 1, 2016

Air Force is apparently still in the running for a spot in the Big 12, but only as a prospective “football only" member.

This is according to...

Funeral service scheduled for Air Force football legend Dee Dowis
Funeral service scheduled for Air Force football legend Dee Dowis

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Thu, Sep 1, 2016

A funeral service will be held on Friday in Greenville, S.C., for legendary Air Force quarterback Dee Dows.

Dowis, 48, was killed early Monday...

Air Force releases depth chart for season opener
Air Force releases depth chart for season opener

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Air Force’s depth chart for the opener against Abilene Christian was made available on Tuesday. Here’s a look at it with some notes:

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Air Force football legend Dee Dowis dies in Georgia traffic crash
Air Force football legend Dee Dowis dies in Georgia traffic crash

By: Brent Briggeman - 0 Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Dee Dowis, whose mastery of Air Force’s option offense made him a Heisman Trophy finalist, died early Monday morning in a traffic accident near...

11 Dee Dowis football career highlights
11 Dee Dowis football career highlights

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Dee Dowis, whose mastery of the Air Force Academy’s option offense made him a Heisman Trophy finalist, died early Monday morning in a crash near...

Air Force to honor football great Dee Dowis before 2016 season opener
Air Force to honor football great Dee Dowis before 2016 season opener

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Air Force will wear helmet decals for the 2016 season to honor former quarterback Dee Dowis, a 1990 graduate who was killed Monday in a car...