It seems like every year Wyoming loses a nail-biter to Air Force. In 2010 Wyoming lost 20-14 in 2009 it was 10-0. The opportunities were there each time for the Cowboys but they didn't capitalize. The worse news is that the last time Wyoming actually beat the Falcons was back in 2005. That was also the year that Wyoming beat Ole Miss and started the season 4-1 and then lost six straight.
Under Troy Calhoun Air Force has become one of the most consistent programs in the Mountain West. You can almost pencil them in for at eight or nine wins every year. They have perfected the triple option and have plenty of depth in case of injuries. They may not get many so called "three or four star recruits" but do recruit hard working and disciplined players and Calhoun is able to get the most out of them.
Star running back Asher Clark and three year starting quarterback Tim Jefferson lead the way again this year. The big loss from last year is fullback Jared Tew who was a bruiser. On defense the Falcons are trying to replace All-American defensive back Reggie Rembert and outside linebacker Andre Morris.
At Media Days the Falcons were picked to finish third in the Mountain West behind Boise State and TCU. They've done a great job of dominating schools like San Diego State, UNLV, New Mexico, and Colorado State. What they are still missing is that signature victory over a top program. They will finally achieve that this year if they can beat Notre Dame, Boise State or TCU. Meanwhile Wyoming will try and show that it's program is on the rise again by finally getting over the hump and knocking off Air Force.
The game takes place in Colorado Springs but there still be a large section of Poke fans that make the trip down. One final thought here: Why is there not a traveling trophy for this game? After all these years something needs to be created to increase the rivalry between these two schools.
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