History of Air Force Falcons football

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This is a partial history of Air Force Falcons football.

Col. Robert V. Whitlow (4-4)[edit]

1955[edit]

  • October 8| Denver JV| Won 34-18
  • October 15| Colorado State JV| Won 21-13
  • October 22| Colorado JV| Lost 32-0
  • October 29| Kansas JV| Lost 33-0
  • November 5| Utah JV| Lost 12-6
  • November 12| Wyoming JV| Won 21-13
  • November 19| at New Mexico JV| Won 7-6
  • November 26| Oklahoma JV| Lost 48-12

Record: 4-4

L.T. "Buck" Shaw (9-8-2)[edit]

1956[edit]

  • September 29| at San Diego State| Won 46-0
  • October 6| at Colorado College| Won 53-14
  • October 13| Western| Won 48-13
  • October 20| Colorado Mines| Won 49-6
  • October 27| Ea. New Mexico| Won 34-7
  • November 3| No. Colorado| Won 21-0
  • November 10| at Whittier| Tied 14-14
  • November 17| Idaho St.| Lost 13-7
  • November 24| Brigham Young| Lost 34-21

Record: 6-2-1

Stat Leaders[edit]

  • Rushing: Larry Thomson - 788 yds, 138 att, 5.7 avg
  • Passing: Eddie Rosane - 101 att, 41 cmp, 41%, 648 yds
  • Receiving: Tom Jozwiak - 13 rec, 260 yds, 20 avg

1957[edit]

  • September 20| at UCLA| Lost 47-0
  • September 28| Occidental| Won 40-6
  • October 5| Detroit| Won 19-12
  • October 11| at George Washington| Lost 20-0
  • October 26| at Tulsa| Lost 12-7
  • November 2| at Wyoming| Tied 7-7
  • November 9| Denver| Lost 26-14
  • November 16| at Utah| Lost 34-0
  • November 23| New Mexico| Won 31-0
  • November 30| Colorado State| Lost 20-7

Record: 3-6-1

Stat Leaders[edit]

  • Rushing: Phil Lane - 350 yds, 90 att, 3.9 avg
  • Passing: John Kuenzel - 125 att, 55 cmp, 44%, 721 yds
  • Receiving: Tom Jozwiak - 20 rec, 272 yds, 13.6 avg

Ben Martin (96-103-9)[edit]

1958[edit]

  • September 26| at Detroit| Won 37-6
  • October 4| at Iowa| Tied 13-13
  • October 11| Colorado State| Won 36-6
  • October 18| at Stanford| Won 16-0
  • October 25| Utah| Won 16-14
  • November 1| at Oklahoma State| Won 33-29
  • November 8| at Denver| Won 10-7
  • November 15| Wyoming| Won 21-6
  • November 22| at New Mexico| Won 45-7
  • November 29| at Colorado| Won 20-14

Cotton Bowl

  • January 1| TCU| Tied 0-0

Record: 9-0-2

Stat Leaders[edit]

  • Rushing: Steve Galios - 527 yds, 116 att, 4.5 avg
  • Passing: Rich Mayo - 174 att, 98 cmp, 56%, 1,019 yds
  • Receiving: Bob Brickey - 25 rec, 281 yds, 11.2 avg

Consensus All-American[edit]

  • Brock Strom, T

1959[edit]

  • September 26| at Wyoming| Won 20-7
  • October 3| at Trinity| Won 27-6
  • October 10| Idaho| Won 21-0
  • October 17| Oregon| Lost 20-3
  • October 23| at UCLA| Won 20-7
  • October 31| Army| Tied 13-13
  • November 7| at Missouri| Lost 13-0
  • November 14| Arizona| Won 22-15
  • November 21| New Mexico| Lost 28-27
  • November 28| at Colorado| Lost 15-7

Record: 5-4-1

Stat Leaders[edit]

  • Rushing: Monte Moorberg - 408 yds, 95 att, 4.3 avg
  • Passing: Rich Mayo - 211 att, 110 cmp, 52%, 1,212 yds
  • Receiving: Mike Quinlan - 29 rec, 373 yds, 12.9 avg.

1960[edit]

  • September 24| Colorado State| Won 32-8
  • October 1| at Stanford| Won 32-9
  • October 8| Missouri| Lost 43-8
  • October 15| Navy| Lost 35-3
  • October 22| at Wyoming| Lost 15-0


2007[edit]

Falcons QB Shea Smith in Armed Forces Bowl 2007 vs California.
Date Opponent Location Time (MST) / Result
Sat, September 01 South Carolina State USAFA W, 34-3
Sat, September 08 Utah at Salt Lake City, UT W, 20-12
Thu, September 13 Texas Christian USAFA W, 20-17, Overtime
Sat, September 22 Brigham Young at Provo, UT L, 6-31
Sat, September 29 Navy at Annapolis, MD L, 10-31
Sat, October 6 UNLV USAFA W, 31-14
Sat, October 13 Colorado State at Fort Collins, CO W, 45-21
Sat, October 20 Wyoming USAFA W, 20-12
Thu, October 25 New Mexico at Albuquerque, NM L, 31-34
Sat, November 3 Army USAFA W, 30-10
Sat, November 10 Notre Dame at Notre Dame, IN W, 41-24
Sat, November 17 San Diego State USAFA W, 55-23
Mon, December 31 California Fort Worth, TX L, 36-42

2008[edit]

Date Opponent Location Time/Result
August 30, 2008 S. Utah USAFA W 41-7
September 6 Wyoming Laramie, WY W 23-3
September 13 Houston Houston, TX W 31-28
September 20 Utah USAFA L 30-23
September 27 Open Date
October 4 Navy USAFA L 33-27
October 11 SDSU San Diego, CA W 35-10
October 18 UNLV Las Vegas, NV W 29-28
October 23 (Thur.) New Mexico USAFA W 23-10
November 1 Army West Point, NY W 16-7
November 8 Colorado State USAFA W 38-17
November 15 BYU USAFA L 38-24
November 22 TCU Fort Worth, TX L 44-10
December 31 Houston Fort Worth, TX
Armed Forces Bowl
L 34-28