2014 Air Force Falcons football team

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2014 Air Force Falcons football
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Conference Mountain West Conference
Division Mountain Division
2014 record 10–3 (5–3 MWC)
Head coach Troy Calhoun (8th year)
Offensive coordinator Clay Hendrix (8th year)
Co-offensive coordinator Blane Morgan (8th as Coordinator, 13th overall year)
Co-offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen (6th as coordinator, 8th overall year)
Defensive coordinator Steve Russ (2nd as coordinator, 3rd overall year)
Co-defensive coordinator Matt Weikert (1st as coordinator, 8th overall year)
Home stadium Falcon Stadium
(Capacity: 46,692)
Seasons
« 2013 2015 »
2014 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
#16 Boise State x$   7 1         12 2  
Colorado State   6 2         10 3  
Utah State   6 2         10 4  
Air Force   5 3         10 3  
New Mexico   2 6         4 8  
Wyoming   2 6         4 8  
West Division
Fresno State x   5 3         6 8  
San Diego State   5 3         7 6  
Nevada   4 4         7 6  
Hawaii   3 5         4 9  
San Jose State   2 6         3 9  
UNLV   1 7         2 11  
Championship: Boise State 28, Fresno State 14
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 1, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Air Force Falcons football team represented the United States Air Force Academy in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Falcons were led by eighth year head coach Troy Calhoun and played their home games at Falcon Stadium. They were members of the Mountain West Conference in the Mountain Division. They finished the season 10–3, 5–3 in Mountain West play to finish in fourth place in the Mountain Division. They were invited to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl where they defeated Western Michigan

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 12:00 PM Nicholls State* Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO ESPN3 W 44–16   32,038
September 6 8:15 PM at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY ESPNU L 13–17   21,246
September 13 12:00 PM at Georgia State* Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA ESPN3 W 48–38   16,836
September 27 5:00 PM Boise State Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO CBSSN W 28–14   30,012
October 4 1:30 PM Navy* Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO (Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) CBSSN W 30–21   37,731
October 11 8:15 PM at Utah State Romney StadiumLogan, UT ESPNU L 16–34   24,037
October 18 1:30 PM New Mexico Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO RTRM W 35–31   25,017
November 1 9:30 AM at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY (Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) CBS W 23–6   40,479
November 8 2:00 PM at UNLV Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV MWN W 48–21   13,481
November 15 12:00 PM Nevada Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO RTRM W 45–38 OT  11,519
November 21 7:30 PM at San Diego State Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA CBSSN L 14–30   28,626
November 28 1:30 PM No. 21 Colorado State Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO (Rivalry) CBSSN W 27–24   32,650
December 20 3:45 PM vs. Western Michigan* Albertsons StadiumBoise, ID (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) ESPN W 38–24   18,223
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.
Schedule Source:[1]

Personnel[edit]

Coaching Staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
Air Force
Alma Mater
Troy Calhoun Head Coach 7th Air Force 1989
Steve Russ Assistant head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator 3rd Air Force 1995
Matt Welkert Outside Linebackers Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator 8th Ohio 2002
Mike Thiessen Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide-Receivers Coach 6th Air Force 2001
Clay Hendrix Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach 8th Furman 1986
Blane Morgan Quarterbacks Coach 7th Air Force 1999
Ron Vanderlinden Linebackers Coach 1st Albion College
Jake Campbell Assistant Backfield Coach 3rd Air Force 1996
Tim Cross Defensive Line Coach 3rd Northern Colorado
Capt. Drew Fowler Assistant Linebackers 1st Air Force
Ben Miller Running Backs/Special Teams Coordinator 5th Air Force 2002
Jake Moreland Tight Ends 3rd Western Michigan 2000
Lt. Col. Steve Pipes Assistant Defensive Line 3rd Air Force 1998
John Rudzinski Recruiting Coordinator/Secondary Coach 5th Air Force 2005
Steve Senn Executive Asst./Quality Control 11th Air Force 1990
Janel Mitchell Administrative Assistant 1st Northwestern Oklahoma State University 2013
Scott Richardson Equipment Supervisor/Head Football Equipment Manager 2nd Kansas University 2006
Erick Kozlowski Head of Football Training 12th New Mexico University 1989
Mark Peters Athletic Football Trainer 2nd Waldorf College 1996
Ernie Sedelmyer Athletic Football Trainer 1st Penn State University 1992
Reference:[2]

Game notes[edit]

Nicholls State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colonels 6 3 0 7 16
Falcons 9 14 14 7 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2009 AF, 72–0

at Wyoming[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 3 7 0 3 13
Cowboys 0 7 0 10 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
27–22–3 2013 WYO, 56–23

at Georgia State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 14 17 7 10 48
Panthers 0 10 14 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-0 First meeting

Boise State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 0 0 14 14
Falcons 7 10 3 8 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2013 BSU, 42–20

Navy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Midshipmen 7 7 0 7 21
Falcons 14 0 7 9 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
27–19 2013 NAVY, 28–10

at Utah State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 3 3 7 3 16
Aggies 14 17 0 3 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2013 USU, 52–20

New Mexico[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lobos 7 14 7 3 31
Falcons 7 14 14 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–11 2013 UNM, 45–37

at Army[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 6 10 7 23
Black Knights 3 0 3 0 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
33–14–1 2013 AF, 42–28

at UNLV[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 10 21 14 3 48
Rebels 7 7 7 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–6 2013 UNLV, 41–21

Nevada[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Wolf Pack 0 14 7 17 0 38
Falcons 7 14 7 10 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2013 NEV, 45–42

at San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 14 0 0 14
Aztecs 10 3 10 7 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–13 2013 SDSU, 27–20

Colorado State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Rams 10 0 7 7 24
Falcons 7 10 7 3 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–20–1 2013 CSU, 58–13

Western Michigan–Famous Idaho Potato Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 3 7 0 14 24
Falcons 6 14 3 15 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Air Force Falcons Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 Coaching Staff". Air Force Football Roster and Staff. Retrieved August 13, 2014.