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Two more Air Force games picked up for broadcast

Published: June 19, 2014, 10:41 am, by Brent Briggeman

Two more Air Force games will be televised in the 2014 season, and neither will require a time change away from early Saturday afternoon.

The home games against New Mexico at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 and Nevada at noon on Nov. 15 will be shown on Root Sports, part of the Mountain West’s eight-game package with the network that was announced on Thursday.

Air Force still has four games that have not been picked up by a network. The Mountain West’s in-house digital network will be next to claim games — though that network is unlikely to ask a team to change prefered times and dates (the Falcons will ask to play home games at noon on Saturdays).

Last season many Falcons fans grumbled about a schedule that included two Thursday night games and a Saturday night starts among the seven home games. The evening starts, particularly late in the year, led to brutally cold conditions. This year the latest Saturday home start will be a 5 p.m. game against Boise State on Sept. 27. The only non-Saturday home game is a 1:30 p.m. start against Colorado State on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which will feel like a weekend anyway (though without the cadet wing in attendance).

Here’s the up-to-date Falcons schedule:

2014 Air Force Football Schedule

Day     Date           Opponent (TV)                             Time

Sat.      Aug. 30      vs. Nicholls State                          TBA

Sat.      Sept. 6        at Wyoming*(ESPNU)                  8:15 p.m.

Sat.      Sept. 13     at Georgia State (ESPN3)             2 p.m.

Sat.      Sept. 20     OPEN                                              –

Sat.      Sept. 27     vs. Boise State* (CBSSN)             5 p.m.

Sat.      Oct. 4         vs. Navy (CBSSN)                           1:30 p.m.

Sat.      Oct. 11       at Utah State*(ESPN Net)            TBA

Sat.      Oct. 18       vs. New Mexico* (Root)              1:30 p.m.

Sat.      Oct. 25       OPEN                                              –

Sat.      Nov. 1         at Army                                          TBA

Sat.      Nov. 8         at UNLV*                                        TBA

Sat.      Nov. 15      vs. Nevada* (Root)                        noon

Fri.      Nov. 21      at San Diego State* (CBSSN)       6:30 p.m.

Fri.      Nov. 28      vs. Colorado State* (CBSSN)       1:30 p.m.

*-Mountain West game

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