The Falcons of the Air Force Academy play men’s football in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference (MWC). Unlike some service academies, the Falcons win more games than they lose.
In fact, last year in 2014, the Air Force Academy, under the leadership of 8th year Head Coach Troy Calhoun produced a winning season. The Falcons Won-Loss record was an impressive 10-3. In Conference games, this service academy football team won five games while losing just three.
It was, by any measure, a great season. In fact, the Falcons received an invitation to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl where they outscored a tough squad from Western Michigan University. The final score was 38-24.
The question facing Coach Calhoun at the start of the new 2015 Season was whether or not the Air Force Academy could carry forth the momentum from 2014 into the new football year. The answer, after just three games, is emphatically yes.
The Falcons kicked off the new season at home on September 5th against a squad from Morgan State University and won in a blowout. The final score was 63-7. The Air Force Academy stayed home in week two and hosted a game against San Jose State University on September 12th. The home team Falcons won their second straightcontest by a score of 37-16.
The Falcons definitely “stepped up in competition” on September 19th when they visited 4th ranked Michigan State University. The visitors lost their first game of the new year, but it was competitive. . The final score was 35-21, a moral victory for the Air Force Academy.
The Falcons will remain on the road for their next game. It is scheduled to be played next Saturday, October 3rd, at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
There are other road contests on the schedule, as well. The Falcons will play at Colorado State University on October 17th, the University of Hawaii on October 31st, Boise State University on November 20th and New Mexico State University on November 28th.
There are still four more home games scheduled, as well. These include contests against the Cowboys of the University of Wyoming on October 10th, Fresno State University on October 24th, the Black Knights of army on November 7th and Utah State University on November 14th
Given the solid on-field performance by the Falcons in the first three games this season, it seems likely that this rugged squad will win several more games in the coming weeks.
It is entirely possible, in fact, that the Falcons will “soar like eagles” and produce a very good Won-Loss record. If that happens, the bowl game invitation this squad receives may be better known to fans than the bowl game in which the Falcons played last year.
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