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  • Air Force football focuses on bye week rest, then Boise State

    Air Force has a week to assess its start to the season and get healthy. With Boise State looming in two weeks, this open week in the schedule comes at a perfect time. "I don't think there's ever a bad time for an off week," receiver Garrett Brown said. "Rest is always good." The Falcons (2-1) won 48-38 at Georgia State on Saturday,...

  • Two strokes haven't kept AFA coach from competing

    At 42, Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous, an Air Force pilot, tennis coach and athlete, felt alive and healthy until a stroke threatened to end his career and forever alter his life. Recently medically retired, Oosterhous continues as the Air Force Academy's men's head tennis coach and as an athlete representing the nation in the first Invictus Games...

  • Air Force survives in shootout with Georgia State

    Jordan Pierce could have found plenty of positives Saturday. The Air Force linebacker picked off a pass that led to a touchdown, he led his team in tackles and helped the Falcons to their first road win in nearly two years with a 48-38 win over Georgia State in the Georgia Dome. However, that’s not how Pierce saw this game. “As a...

  • Air Force spotlight player, subplots and numbers

    SPOTLIGHT PLAYER - JACOBI OWENS, SOPHOMORE TAILBACK Two weeks ago, the biggest athletic moment in Jacobi Owens' life had been running in the state track meet. Now, he'll enter the Georgia Dome among the nation's top 10 rushers. The thing is, 309 yards in his first two college games haven't changed a thing about Owens. "It just been back to...

  • Air Force coach sees enormous growth potential for Atlanta-based Georgia State

    Troy Calhoun doesn't look at Georgia State and see a new program that has gone 1-13 since a quick jump to FBS. He sees a team flush with resources, sitting on fertile recruiting land and ready to become something spectacular. "In some ways you kind of wonder, are these the Miami Hurricanes of 1979?" Calhoun said. OK, it's not a direct...

  • What's behind the Air Force/Georgia football connection?

    Is it possible that Air Force football is benefiting from Atlanta hosting the 1996 Summer Olympics? Falcons coach Troy Calhoun thinks so. Among his many praises for Atlanta and the state of Georgia, Calhoun pointed to the modernization of infrastructure and transportation that came with hosting that worldwide spectacle. The public spending...

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

    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 of others from the region. Each player is allotted four free...

  • Incomplete passes difficult to overcome for Air Force offense

    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 at Wyoming in a 17-13 loss last week, with 15 of those passes...

  • Air Force Academy, Colorado College, UCCS earn honors in annual U.S. News rankings

    The Air Force Academy again earned top honors in rankings from U.S. News and World Report. The ranking released Tuesday reaffirmed the academy's status as an elite engineering school; other colleges in Colorado Springs also won plaudits for undergraduate programs. The academy came in second nationwide for two programs - aerospace and...

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

    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 twice in two games, both coming in mop-up time against Nicholls...

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