Air Force announced that its Week 2 game against TCU on Sept. 10 will kick off at 1:30 p.m. The game will be televised on Versus, and will be one of the more interesting and anticipated games in recent Air Force football history.
Air Force comes into the season with the highest expectations of Troy Calhoun’s tenure, which dates back to 2007. TCU has not lost a regular season game since Nov. 6, 2008 at Utah. The Horned Frogs’ last loss came at the Fiesta Bowl at the end of the 2009 season against Boise State. Yet, this won’t be the same TCU team. According to Phil Steele, TCU is tied for 117th in the nation with just 10 returning starters (4 offense, 4 defense, 2 special teams) and loses four-year starter Andy Dalton at quarterback. TCU will be breaking in a brand new team when it comes to Air Force so early in the season.
And considering Air Force’s Sept. 3 opener is against FCS opponent South Dakota, the showdown against TCU will be the first major event for Falcons football in 2011.