National network television exposure is huge for Air Force football. Since the Falcons recruit all around the country, relying as little on in-state talent as any team in the nation, playing for a large national television audience (especially since many folks don’t get The Mtn. or CBS Sports Network) is important. That’s one reason bowl games, and a spot on ESPN or CBS for a few hours, excites Air Force.
For what has become one of the Falcons’ most anticipated seasons in recent history, Air Force will get a pair of dates on network television. Air Force vs. Navy was officially added to the CBS schedule for Oct. 1. The game was moved up to 12 p.m. Eastern time, up from a 3:30 p.m. scheduled start. That game will kick off a tripleheader on CBS, followed by two SEC games.
Air Force will play on network television twice in eight days. On Oct. 8, Air Force will play at Notre Dame on NBC. That will give the Falcons plenty of the national exposure it likes.