2010 Air Force Falcons football team

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2010 Air Force Falcons football
Air Force Falcons.svg
Independence Bowl Champions
Commander-in-Chief's Trophy Winner
Conference Mountain West Conference
2010 record 9–4 (5–3 MWC)
Head coach Troy Calhoun (4th year)
Offensive scheme Triple option
Home stadium Falcon Stadium
(Capacity: 46,692)
Seasons
« 2009 2011 »
2010 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 TCU   8 0         13 0  
Utah   7 1         10 3  
Air Force   5 3         9 4  
San Diego State   5 3         9 4  
BYU   5 3         7 6  
Colorado State   2 6         3 9  
UNLV   2 6         2 11  
Wyoming   1 7         3 9  
New Mexico   1 7         1 11  
† – Conference champion and BCS representative as top
000non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
As of January 11, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll
Falcons wide receiver Mikel Hunter pulls in a pass for a touchdown during the Air Force–BYU game.

The 2010 Air Force Falcons football team represented the United States Air Force Academy in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by fourth year head coach Troy Calhoun and played their home games in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They are members of the Mountain West Conference.

During their games against Navy and Army, the Falcons wore a special uniform design modeled after the flying suits and helmets worn by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, with each players' nameplate featuring either the word "SERVICE" or "FREEDOM". Air Force defeated both Navy and Army, winning them the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the first time since 2002.

They finished the season 9–4, 5–3 in Mountain West play. They were invited to the Independence Bowl where they defeated Georgia Tech 14–7.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 12:00 PM Northwestern State* Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 65–21   40,236[1]
September 11 2:00 PM BYU Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO Versus W 35–14   46,692[2]
September 18 1:30 PM at #7 Oklahoma* Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK FSN L 24–27   84,332[3]
September 25 12:00 PM at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY Mtn. W 20–14   22,413[4]
October 2 12:30 PM Navy* Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO Versus W 14–6   47,565[5]
October 9 12:00 PM Colorado State #25 Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO (Ram–Falcon Trophy) Mtn. W 49–27   41,547[6]
October 16 6:00 PM at San Diego State #23 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA CBS-C L 25–27   28,178[7]
October 23 6:00 PM at #4 TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX CBS-C L 7–38   46,096[8]
October 30 5:30 PM #8 Utah Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO CBS-C L 23–28   37,211[9]
November 6 10:00 AM at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY CBS-C W 42–22   38,128[10]
November 13 4:00 PM New Mexico Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO Mtn. W 48–23   27,309[11]
November 18 8:00 PM at UNLV Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV CBS-C W 35–20   13,790[12]
December 27 3:00 PM vs. Georgia Tech* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN2 W 14–7   39,362[13]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time Zone.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV=receiving votes.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Final
AP   RV RV RV 25 23 RV RV RV RV
C   RV RV RV RV RV 23 RV RV RV RV RV
Harris Not released 23 RV RV RV RV RV RV
BCS Not released  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northwestern State Demons vs. Air Force Falcons Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2010. Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Brigham Young Cougars vs. Air Force Academy Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 15, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Air Force Falcons vs. Oklahoma Sooners Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 21, 2010. Retrieved September 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Air Force Falcons vs. Wyoming Cowboys Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2010. Retrieved September 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Navy Midshipmen vs. Air Force Academy Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 6, 2010. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Colorado State Rams vs. Air Force Falcons Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Air Force Falcons vs. San Diego State Aztecs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 18, 2010. Retrieved October 17, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Air Force Falcons vs. TCU Horned Frogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 27, 2010. Retrieved October 23, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Utah Utes vs. Air Force Falcons Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 3, 2010. Retrieved October 31, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Air Force Falcons vs. Army Black Knights Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 7, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Saturday, November 13, 2010 New Mexico Lobos - Air Force Falcons Box Scores". USA Today. Retrieved November 17, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Air Force Falcons vs. UNLV Rebels Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 26, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Air Force Falcons vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 28, 2010.