Air Force Falcons

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Air Force Falcons
2019 Air Force Falcons football team
Air Force Falcons Logo.png
First season 2014
Head coach DescretoBurrito
6th year, 48–31 (.608)
Home stadium Falcon Stadium
Year built 1962
Stadium capacity 46,692
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Conference MWC
Division Mountain
Past conferences AAC(2014-15)
All-time record 48–31 (.608)
Postseason bowl record 1–3 (.250)
Playoff appearances 1
Conference titles

3 (2016), (2017)

(2019)
Division titles

3 (2016), (2017)

(2019)
Current uniform
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Colors

Blue and Silver

          
Fight song "Falcon Fight Song"
Mascot The Bird
Rivals Army
Navy
Colorado State
Hawaii

The Air Force Falcons moved to the new Mountain West Conference for the 2016 season and play in the Mountain Division. They played as members of the AAC West Division during the 2014 and 2105 seasons.

The Air Force Falcons play home games at Falcon Stadium, the second highest field in CFBHC at 6,621 feet above sea level. The field is aligned in the traditional north-south configuration, and is situated on the grounds of the United States Air Force Academy southeast of the academic campus.

Current Season

2019

main article: Air Force Falcons 2019 Season

Schedule

Week Opponent Rank Location Result Record
1 Bye
2 Navy RV Navy-Marine Coprs Memorial * Annapolis, MD (Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) 41-21 1-0
3 Bye
4 Colorado State 25 Falcon Stadium * Colorado Springs, CO (Ram-Falcon Trophy) 27-42 2-0
5 Washington State 25 Falcon Stadium * Colorado Springs, CO 17-20 3-0
6 Bye
7 #16 Mississippi State 20 Falcon Stadium * Colorado Springs, CO 35-7 3-1
8 New Mexico RV University Stadium * Albuquerque, NM 40-14 4-1
9 #15 Tennessee RV Neyland Stadium * Knoxville, TN 35-44 4-2
10 Army RV Falcon Stadium * Colorado Springs, CO (Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) 24-27 5-2
11 Boise State RV Falcon Stadium * Colorado Springs, CO 3-51 6-2
12 Fresno State RV Falcon Stadium * Colorado Springs, CO 7-19 7-2
13 Wyoming RV War Memorial Stadium * Laramie, WY 30-27 8-2
14 Utah State 25 Falcon Stadium * Colorado Springs, CO 7-17 9-2
15 Hawaii 24 Aloha Stadium * Honolulu, HI (Kuter Trophy) 30-17 10-2
16 Bye
15 #5 Nevada 21 Levi's Stadium * Santa Clara, CA 33-30 11-2
Las Vegas Bowl California 15 Sam Boyd Stadium * Whitney, NV - -

Future Non-conference Opponents

2020 vs Navy at Army at Mississippi State vs Notre Dame
2021 at Navy vs Army at Notre Dame
2022 vs Navy at Army vs Notre Dame
2021 at Navy vs Army at Notre Dame

Rivalries

Commander-in-Chief's Trophy

main article: Commander-in-Chief's Trophy

Air Force, Army, and Navy compete annually for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. The Trophy is awarded to the team which beats the other two in a season, or retained by the previous winner in the event that all three go 1-1. Air Force won the Trophy in 2014, and 2019.

Colorado State Rams

main article: Air Force-Colorado State

The Air Force Falcons and the Colorado State Rams are in state divisional rivals within the MWC. Air Force holds a 5-1 lead in the series. The 2016 meeting saw both teams undefeated in conference play with the division title on the line.

Hawaii Warriors

main article: Air Force-Hawaii

The Air Force Falcons and the Hawaii Warriors are rivals within the MWC. The Kuter Trophy is awarded to the winner of the annual meeting. The road team has won all three meetings as of 2019. With Air Force and Hawaii playing in opposite divisions of the Mountain West Conference, the series will not be played every year.

Season-by-Season Records

Coach(es) Conference Year Record Bowl Final CP Ranking
Wins Losses
Air Force Falcons
DescretoBurrito NA 2013 - - - -
AAC 2014 7 6 Pinstripe Bowl vs #14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish L 14-28 -
2015 5 7 - -
MWC 2016 10 4 Navy National Bowl vs #6 Wisconsin L 35-31 22
2017 8 6 Pinstripe Bowl vs #13 TCU L 17-30 -
2018 7 6 Poinsettia Bowl vs Toledo W 21-16 -
2019 11 2 Las Vegas Bowl vs California -
Total 48 31
National Champions Conference Champions Bowl game berth

Team Records

Air Force Falcons Record Book

Individual Award Winners

All-AAC Team 2014

  • Philip Rose, OT
  • Mike Washington, OLB
  • Craig Harris, CB

All-AAC Team 2015

  • Oscar Leach, FB
  • Philip Rose, OT
  • John Levin, OLB

All-MWC Team 2016

  • Johnnie Costa, FB
  • Patrick Wheeler, OT
  • Robert Thomas, DE
  • Paul Buck, ILB

All-MWC Team 2017

All-MWC Team 2018

DescretoBurrito

  • CFBHC Admin Award 2014

Falcons in NFLHC

Joseph Lopez, FB, class of 2014

  • 2014 Senior Bowl, started for the north squad
  • signed to St. Louis Rams after 2015 NFLHC Draft

Richard Smith, ILB, class of 2014

Richard Scott, DE, class of 2014

Falcons in CFBHC

Mike Washington (class of 2014)

  • San Diego State Defensive Coordinator (Wk 13 2015)