2008 Air Force Falcons football team

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2008 Air Force Falcons football
Air Force Falcons.svg
Armed Forces Bowl vs. Houston, L, 34–28
Conference Mountain West Conference
2008 record 8–5 (5–3 WMC)
Head coach Troy Calhoun
Offensive coordinator Clay Hendrix and Morgan Blane
Offensive scheme Triple option
Defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter
Home stadium Falcon Stadium
(Capacity: 46,511)
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 Utah   8 0         13 0  
#7 TCU   7 1         11 2  
#25 BYU   6 2         10 3  
Air Force   5 3         8 5  
Colorado State   4 4         7 6  
UNLV   2 6         5 7  
New Mexico   2 6         4 8  
Wyoming   1 7         4 8  
San Diego State   1 7         2 10  
† – Conference champion and BCS representative as top
000non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Air Force Falcons football team represented the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football during the 2008 season. Air Force competed as a member of the Mountain West Conference (MWC).

The team was led by second-year head coach Troy Calhoun. The Falcons finished the regular season with an 8–4 record to attain bowl eligibility. Air Force secured a berth in the Armed Forces Bowl for the second consecutive season, and played a re-match of an earlier regular season game against Houston. Air Force lost the re-match, 34–28, which achieved their first bowl win since 1980.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 12:00 PM Southern Utah* Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 41–7   39,180
September 6 1:30 PM at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY CBSCS W 23–3   23,168
September 13 9:05 AM at Houston** Gerald Ford StadiumDallas, TX W 31–28   2,546
September 20 2:00 PM #20 Utah Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO Versus L 30–23   36,952
October 4 2:00 PM Navy* Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO (Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) Versus L 33–27   46,339
October 11 7:30 PM at San Diego State Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA The Mtn W 35–10   43,630
October 18 8:00 PM at UNLV Sam Boyd StadiumLas Vegas, NV The Mtn W 29–28   21,055
October 23 6:00 PM New Mexico Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO CBSCS W 23–10   25,101
November 1 10:06 AM at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY (Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) ESPNU W 16–7   37,409
November 8 4:00 PM Colorado State Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO The Mtn W 38–17   39,052
November 15 1:30 PM #17 Brigham Young Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO CBSCS L 38–24   42,177
November 22 1:30 PM at #16 Texas Christian Amon Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX Versus L 44–10   32,823
December 31 10:00 AM vs. Houston* Amon Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX (Armed Forces Bowl) ESPN L 34–28   41,127
**Game moved from Houston due to Hurricane Ike
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Houston gets first bowl win since 1980, ESPN, December 31, 2008.