2012 Air Force Falcons football team

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2012 Air Force Falcons football
Air Force Falcons.svg
Armed Forces Bowl vs Rice, L 14–33
Conference Mountain West Conference
2012 record 6–7 (5–3 MWC)
Head coach Troy Calhoun (6th year)
Offensive coordinator Clay Hendrix (6th year)
Co-offensive coordinator Blane Morgan (6th as Coordinator, 11th Overall year)
Co-offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen (4th as coordinator, 6th overall year)
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator Charlton Warren (5th as coordinator,8th overall year)
Co-defensive coordinator Steve Russ (1st year)
Home stadium Falcon Stadium
(Capacity: 46,692)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#18 Boise State §   7 1         11 2  
Fresno State §   7 1         9 4  
San Diego State §   7 1         9 4  
Air Force   5 3         6 7  
Nevada   4 4         7 6  
Wyoming   3 5         4 8  
Colorado State   3 5         4 8  
UNLV   2 6         2 11  
New Mexico   1 7         4 9  
Hawaii   1 7         3 9  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Air Force Falcons football team represented the United States Air Force Academy in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Falcons were led by sixth year head coach Troy Calhoun and played their home games at Falcon Stadium. They were a member of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 6–7, 5–3 in Mountain West play to finish in fourth place. They were invited to the Armed Forces Bowl where they were defeated by Rice.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 12:00 PM Idaho State* Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 49–21   35,282
September 8 1:30 PM at #19 Michigan* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC/ESPN2 L 25–31   112,522
September 22 8:00 PM at UNLV Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV ALT L 35–38   14,054
September 29 12:00 PM Colorado State Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO (Battle for the Ram-Falcon Trophy) ALT W 42–21   38,562
October 6 9:30 AM Navy* Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO (Battle for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) CBS L 21–28   38,927
October 13 5:00 PM at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY RTRM W 28–27   22,627
October 20 5:00 PM New Mexico Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO RTRM W 28–23   29,726
October 26 6:00 PM Nevada Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO CBSSN W 48–31   24,277
November 3 10:00 AM at Army* Mitchie StadiumWest Point, NY (Battle for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) CBSSN L 21–41   37,707
November 10 1:30 PM at San Diego State Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA NBCSN L 9–28   30,266
November 16 7:30 PM Hawaiʻi Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO ESPN2 W 21–7   25,213
November 24 1:30 PM at Fresno State Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA NBCSN L 15–48   36,240
December 29 9:45 AM vs. Rice* Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX (Armed Forces Bowl) ESPN L 14–33   40,754
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.


Game notes[edit]

Idaho State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 0 14 7 21
Falcons 7 21 14 7 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 1956 ISU, 13–7


@ Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 3 7 7 8 25
#19 Wolverines 7 7 14 3 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 1964 MICH, 24–7


@ UNLV[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 14 14 0 7 35
Rebels 7 10 14 7 38


Overall record Last meeting Result
13–4 2011 AF, 45–17


Colorado State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 21 14 7 0 42
Rams 0 14 7 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
30–19–1 2011 AF, 45–21


Navy[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Midshipmen 0 10 0 11 7 28
Falcons 7 0 7 7 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
27–17 2011 AF, 35–34


@ Wyoming[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 7 7 7 28
Cowboys 6 18 3 0 27


Overall record Last meeting Result
26–21–3 2011 WYO, 25–17


New Mexico[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lobos 10 0 7 6 23
Falcons 7 7 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–10 2011 AF, 42–0


Nevada[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolf Pack 7 14 7 3 31
Falcons 10 21 7 10 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-0 First meeting


@ Army[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 0 0 14 21
Black Knights 7 13 15 6 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–13–1 2011 AF, 24–14


@ San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 3 0 6 0 9
Aztecs 7 7 14 0 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–11 2011 SDSU, 41–27


Hawaiʻi[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Warriors 7 0 0 0 7
Falcons 0 7 14 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–6–1 2001 HAW, 52–20


@ Fresno State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 7 0 8 15
Bulldogs 21 10 14 3 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–2 2000 AF, 37–34


Rice–Armed Forces Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 7 0 7 19 33
Falcons 0 14 0 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–1 1998 AF, 22–16


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External links[edit]

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