Air Force Falcons

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Air Force Falcons
2020 Air Force Falcons football team
Air Force Falcons Logo.png
First season 2014
Head coach DescretoBurrito
7th year, 49–32 (.605)
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 49–32 (.605)
Postseason bowl record 1–4 (.200)
Playoff appearances 1
Conference titles

3 (2016), (2017)

(2019)
Division titles

3 (2016), (2017)

(2019)
Consensus All-Americans 1
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

2020

main article: Air Force Falcons 2019 Season

Schedule

Week Opponent Rank Location Result Record
1 Bye
2 #15 Mississippi State 14 Davis Wade Stadium * Starkville, MS 38-20 1-0
3 Utah State Falcon Stadium * Colorado Springs, CO
4 UNLV Falcon Stadium * Colorado Springs, CO
5 Bye
6 Boise State Albertsons Stadium * Boise, ID
7 Notre Dame Falcon Stadium * Colorado Springs, CO
8 New Mexico University Stadium * Albuquerque, NM
9 Wyoming Falcon Stadium * Colorado Springs, CO
10 Bye
11 Navy Falcon Stadium * Colorado Springs, CO (Commander-in-Chief's Trophy)
12 Nevada Mackay Stadium * Reno, NV
13 Army Michie Stadium * West Point, NY (Commander-in-Chief's Trophy)
14 Bye
15 San Diego State Falcon Stadium * Colorado Springs, CO
16 Colorado State Hughes Stadium * Ft. Collins, CO (Ram-Falcon Trophy)

Future Non-conference Opponents

2021 at Navy vs Army at Notre Dame
2022 vs Navy at Army vs Notre Dame at Cincinnati
2023 at Navy vs Army at Notre Dame
2024 vs Navy at Army vs Cincinnati
2025 at Navy vs Army

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.

All-time record vs. MWC opponents

The Air Force football record against current Mountain West Conference opponents through the 2019 season.

School Total Games W L Pct. PF PA First Year Last Year Streak
Boise State 6 3 3 .500 164 141 2014 2019 W1
Colorado State 6 5 1 .833 154 123 2014 2019 W2
Fresno State 3 2 1 .667 94 49 2015 2019 W2
Hawaii 3 2 1 .667 68 61 2014 2019 W1
Nevada 5 5 0 1.000 122 98 2015 2019 W5
New Mexico 5 4 1 .800 133 104 2015 2019 W1
San Diego State 4 4 0 1.000 133 54 2014 2017 W4
San Jose State 1 1 0 1.000 28 27 2017 2017 W1
UNLV 1 1 0 1.000 21 7 2018 2018 W1
Utah State 4 4 0 1.000 105 31 2016 2019 W4
Wyoming 4 4 0 1.000 144 30 2016 2019 W4
11 Opponents 42 35 7 .857 1,078 933 6 Seasons

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 3 Las Vegas Bowl vs California L 10-30 20
2020 1 0 - -
Total 49 32
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)