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  • When was the last time AFA offense looked this powerful?

    Sat, October 27, 2012 by David Ramsey with 28 comments

    Against a quality opponent, I mean. Not talking about the Idaho States of the world.

    Air Force’s offense utterly dominated Nevada’s defense. Made the Wolf Pack look helpless. If not for two lost fumbles, the Falcons might have scored 62 points.

    When was the last time the Falcons offense looked this mighty?

    Looking forward to reading your answers.

     

  • Halftime report from Falcon Stadium

    Fri, October 26, 2012 by David Ramsey with 11 comments

    Air Force leads Nevada, 31-21, at halftime at Falcon Stadium.

    Air Force scored on its first drive. Parker Herrington’s 45-yard field goal gave the Falcons a 3-0 lead.

    After a fumble by Air Force quarterback Connor Dietz, Nevada pushed into the lead with a 1-yard run by quarterback Cody Fajardo.

    Air Force answered with a 75-yard drive. Fullback Mike DeWitt went the final 8 yards for the touchdown.

    Nevada had only 42 yards of total offense in the first quarter. Stefphon Jefferson, the nation’s leading rusher, was held to 15 yards on seven carries.

    Air Force pushed its lead to 17-7 on a 46-yard pass from Dietz to Dontae Strickland. Nevada answerd with a 3-yard run by Fajardo, cutting the lead to 17-14.

    Stickland scored his second touchdown, this one on a 12-yard run, to push Air Force to a 24-14 lead.

    Nevada cut the lead to 24-21 after a 14-yard pass from Fajrado to Aaron Bradley with 2:57 left in the half.

    Air Force jumped to a 31-21 lead with a 29-yard touchdown pass from Dietz to Marc Hendricks.

    Air Force collected 384 yards total offense in the first half with 261 yards rushing. The Falcons already have 22 first downs.

     

     

  • Getz not expected to play against Nevada

    Fri, October 26, 2012 by David Ramsey with 2 comments

    Did not see Cody Getz in uniform as Air Force warmed up for Friday night’s game against Nevada.

    An Air Force source just told me he does not expect Getz to suit  up for the game.

    Getz gained 887 yards in Air Force’s first five games and was one of the feel-good stories of the college football season.

    But he injured his left ankle at Wyoming and then re-injured his ankle on Air Force’s first play from scrimmage last week against New Mexico.

     

  • 45 minutes to kickoff of Air Force-Nevada

    Fri, October 26, 2012 by David Ramsey with no comments

    Looks as if there will be small crowd here at Falcon Stadium. Parking lots are wide open. About 750 people in the stands right now. I’m guessing the crowd will be well under 25,000.

    Cody Getz is not listed as a for the Falcons. He’s been struggling with a left ankle sprain.

     

  • Predictions for Friday’s clash with Nevada? Let me know

    Thu, October 25, 2012 by David Ramsey with 18 comments

    Nevada’s Wolf Pack has scored more than 30 points in every game this season. Air Force’s defense has given up an average of 27 points per game.

    In other words, Friday night does not look tremendously promising for the Falcons.

    Your predictions for the game?

    Let me know.

     

     

  • Please share your thoughts on Air Force’s win over New Mexico

    Sun, October 21, 2012 by David Ramsey with 39 comments

    I’m still not sure how Air Force found a way to lose to UNLV and, especially, Navy.

    And I’m still not sure how Air Force found a way to defeat Wyoming and New Mexico.  Not many teams get smoked for 338 yards rushing by a single back and still trot off the field as winners.

    Your thoughts?

     

  • Ideal night for football at Falcon Stadium

    Sat, October 20, 2012 by David Ramsey with 5 comments

    About 75 degrees. No wind. Virtually perfect conditions for football.

    Not much of a crowd. Would be surprised if there are 30,000 people at Falcon Stadium.

    Air Force is an 11-point favorite over New Mexico.

    I think that’s too generous. Think Air Force will win. Also think it will be close.

     

     

  • Christensen apologizes for comments

    Sun, October 14, 2012 by David Ramsey with 13 comments

    Wyoming’s Dave Christensen has apologized for his comments and actions following Saturday’s loss to Air Force. Here’s the story from the Laramie Boomerang. (What a great name for a newspaper.)

    http://www.wyosports.net/university_of_wyoming/football/christensen-apologizes-for-comments/article_aa760e34-1666-11e2-aca3-0019bb2963f4.html

  • My take on Wyo coach Christensen’s postgame ‘speech’ to Calhoun

    Sun, October 14, 2012 by David Ramsey with 36 comments

    Dave Christensen had reason to be irritated with Troy Calhoun and Air Force’s football team. Yes, Connor Dietz’s exit from the field after he lost his helmet in the fourth quarter was suspicious. Was Dietz really hurting? Let’s just say he pulled almost exactly the same exit after losing his helmet against Michigan. (NCAA rules dictate a player miss a play after losing his helmet.)

    But Christensen had no grounds for such public fury. Why did he choose to shout at Calhoun on the field?

    You got me.

    Wyoming had plenty of time to salvage victory. It’s not as the Dietz exit was a massive factor in the game. The Cowboys had every chance to win.

    And they didn’t.

    There’s a place for restraint in life. Christensen would have been much more wise to wait a day or two and call Calhoun to express his displeasure.  Or he might have asked a Wyoming athletic official to call Air Force athletic director Hans Mueh to register a protest.

    Acting out on his rage in front of several thousand people was indulgent and silly. It cheapened Christensen. It cheapened the Wyoming football program.

     

     

     

  • Brett Smith out for Wyoming

    Sat, October 13, 2012 by David Ramsey with 12 comments

    Wyoming sports in formation just announced quarterback Brett Smith is out for Wyoming with an undisclosed injury.

    Smith has completed 64 percent of his passes this season.

    This is good news for Air Force’s secondary, which is allowing opposing quarterbacks to complete passes with 71 percent accuracy.