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Will fortune favor the well-rested where Air Force is concerned?

Published: September 5, 2013, 11:11 pm, by Brent Briggeman

Air Force enters its second game with a hop in its step not because the starters were able to sit the final quarter against Colgate, but because they were able to stay in their beds extra long over the weekend.

With Labor Day and Parents Weekend working together to ease restrictions a bit, cadets had no classes or other responsibilities – other than football practice – on Sunday and Monday.

Linebacker Spencer Proctor took the opportunity to sleep past noon (well beyond his typical 6:30 a.m. alarm).

“It’s helpful, especially for those freshman,” coach Troy Calhoun said. “It’s the first break they’ve had since June 25. You get two days like that, that’s like a two-month vacation. Two days for them is rare.”