The Falcons face a huge test Saturday in trying to limit a BYU passing attack that has torched them in recent seasons. But this season’s secondary gives Air Force its best chance in years.
From the Utah papers: The Provo Daily Herald has a feature on Air Force junior fullback Jared Tew. The Deseret Morning News has an article about the Falcons’ defense. And the Salt Lake Tribune also writes about the Falcons’ defense and how it might serve as an example for BYU’s.
Shifting to hoops, Air Force’s men’s team kicks off The Reggie Minton Classic tonight at Clune Arena against Dickinson State of the NAIA’s Dakota Athletic Conference. If the Falcons win they’ll play the winner of tonight’s game between Northern Colorado and Texas Southern in the championship game on Saturday. My 3 Things to Watch in the tournament are located at the bottom of my preview story on senior forward Grant Parker.
Finally, college hockey writer Joe Paisely looks at Air Force ice hockey’s senior assistant captain, Matt Fairchild, in advance of the Falcons’ weekend series at Connecticut.