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1 Athletic Communications/2169 Field House Dr./USAF Academy, CO 80840/(719) /goairforcefalcons.com General Information Location:...Colorado Springs, CO Enrollment:...4,000 Founded: Nickname:...Falcons Colors (PMS):...Blue (287), Silver (877) Stadium:...Falcon Stadium Capacity:... 46,692 Surface:...FieldTurf Conference:...Mountain West Superintendent:...Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson Athletic Director:... Jim Knowlton Vice Athletic Dir:...Col. Brian Hill Athletic Phone: Athletic Fax: Ticket Managers:... Connor Kruggel/Jon Morris Ticket Phone: Website:...goairforcefalcons.com Mailing Address: Field House Dr. USAF Academy, CO f o o t b a l l Air Force vs. California Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1 p.m. CT, Fort Worth, TX Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl BROADCAST INFORMATION TELEVISION: ESPN Dave Flemming (play-by-play) Mike Bellotti (analyst) Allison Williams (reporter) RADIO: KVOR AM 740 in Colorado Springs, CO; The Fan in Denver; KTMM 1340 AM in Grand Junction; goairforcefalcons.com. Jim Arthur (play-by-play) Jesse Kurtz (analyst) Air Force Coaching Staff Name, Position (year at Air Force) Alma Mater, Year (Game day position) Troy Calhoun, Head Coach (9th) Air Force, 1989 (Field) Jake Campbell, Asst. Off. Backfield (4th) Air Force, 1996 (Field) Tim Cross, Defensive Line (2nd) Northern Colorado, 1990 (Field) Clay Hendrix, Assoc. HC/Off. Line (9th) Furman, 1986 (Field) Derek Lewis, WRs (1st) Texas, 1998 (Field) Steed Lobotzke, TEs (1st) Air Force, 1992 (Field) Matt McGettigan, Strength/Cond. (9th) Luther College, 1987 (Field) Ben Miller, RBs/Special Teams Coord. (9th) Air Force, 2002 (Field) John Rudzinski, Secondary (6th) Air Force, 2005 (Press Box) Steve Russ, Asst. HC/Def. Coord./DBs (4th) Air Force, 1995 (Field) Mike Thiessen, Offensive Coord./WRs (9th) Air Force, 2001 (Field) Ron Vanderlinden, Inside LBs (2nd) Albion College, 1978 (Field) Maj. Mike Walker, Def. Asst. (2nd) Air Force, 1997 (Press Box) Capt. Ross Weaver, Asst. OL (2nd) Air Force, 2006 (Press Box) Matt Weikert, Outside LBs (9th) Ohio, 2002 (Press Box) 2nd. Lt. Kale Pearson, Grad. Asst. (1st) Air Force, 2015 (Field) 2nd. Lt. Christian Spears, Grad. Asst. (1st) Air Force, 2015 (Press Box) THE BREAKDOWN Category Air Force California Overall Record: Conference Record: (1st Mountain) 4-5 (4th North) Streak:...L 2 W 1 Last Game:...L at San Diego State W vs. Arizona State Rankings:...NR NR Conference:...Mountain West Pac-12 Nickname:...Falcons Bears Location:...Colorado Springs, CO Berkeley, CA Head Coach:...Troy Calhoun Sonny Dykes Alma Mater (Year):...Air Force, 1989 Texas Tech, 1993 Record at School: (9th year) (3rd year) Career Record:...Same (6th year) Record vs. Opponent: Air Force Schedule/Results Day Date Time Opponent (TV) Result Sat. Sept. 5 1:30 p.m. Morgan State (ROOT Sports)... W 63-7 Sat. Sept. 12 8:15 p.m. San Jose State* (ESPNU)... W Sat. Sept :05 p.m. at #4 Michigan State (ABC)... L Sat. Oct. 3 3:30 p.m. at Navy (CBS Sports)... L Sat. Oct. 10 8:15 p.m. Wyoming* (ESPN2)... W Sat. Oct. 17 1:30 p.m. at Colorado State* (CBS Sports)... L Sat. Oct p.m. Fresno State* (ESPN3)... W Sat. Oct. 31 4:30 p.m. at Hawai i* (CBS Sports)... W 58-7 Sat. Nov. 7 1:30 p.m. Army (ESPNU)... W 20-3 Sat. Nov. 14 Noon Utah State* (ESPN3)... W Fri. Nov. 20 7:30 p.m. at Boise State* (ESPN2)...W Sat. Nov. 28 8:15 p.m. at New Mexico* (ESPNU)... L Sat. Dec. 5 5:30 p.m. at San Diego State (ESPN2)$... L Tue. Dec p.m. vs. California (ESPN)& * - Mountain West game, $ - Mountain West Championship, & - Armed Forces Bowl, Fort Worth, TX, All times local to site

2 Media Information PRACTICES: Air Force Football Practices - The Air Force Academy prefers open football practices. Open practices allow faculty, media and our service members a chance to be in the midst of drills led by our coaches and performed by the cadets. In the bigger scope this access provides the opportunity to observe the training of officer candidates during an Academy mission element. Open practice guidelines include refraining of scouting for an opponent or reporting during practices to include injuries or tactics. Cell Phone Use - Out of respect for those attending or participating in practices, while on the practice field during workouts please silence cell phones. If you need to take or make a call, please exit the field before doing so. Video/Photography: Video and photography during practices can be done by those who are first cleared through the Air Force Academy Media Relations staff during pre-practice and periods 1-5 each day on Mondays and Tuesdays. Player and Coaches Availability - Open practices make it very easy to observe team members during athletic activities at the Air Force Academy. Player interviews prioritize each cadet s academic, military, squadron and leadership obligations in addition to any needed physical rehabilitation/treatment. Because treatment time may be necessary, players must physically complete the previous practice or game. Coaches: All coaches are available immediately on the field after practice. Coach Calhoun is available after practices. AIR FORCE FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS Highlights from each game, plus post-game interviews from head coach Troy Calhoun and select players will be available on the Air Force FTP website. Instructions to download follow: HOST: USERNAME: mwn PASSWORD: QzCgw1E COLLEGEPRESSBOX.COM Collegepressbox.com is the official media website for Mountain West Conference football. Access and download weekly game notes, photos, quotes, statistics, media guides and more for the conference and each of its nine member schools throughout the season. Apply for a password by sending an to CREDENTIALS FOR BOWL GAME Contact Tim Simmons at the Armed Forces Bowl. Tim Simmons Media Operations Air Force Weekly Schedule (armed forces bowl) Air Force will practice on Dec. 16 and 17 in Colorado Springs before leaving for the holiday break. The Falcons arrive on Dec. 25 in Fort Worth. Please contact the athletic communications on staff personnel (Garnhart, Toller) for practice times. The team is practicing at Kennedale High School in Kennedale, TX (901 Wilcat Way, 76060). Monday (12/28) Team media conference Omni Fort Worth Hotel (Room TBA) Head Coach Troy Calhoun, two players 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday (12/29) Air Force vs. California Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1 p.m. CT Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX Post-Game Players and coach Calhoun available for postgame interviews following 10-minute coolingoff period in the media room. Air Force players and coaches are NOT available as they are leaving the field. On Site Media Contacts Troy Garnhart, assoc. AD/communications Office: Cell: Dave Toller, asst. AD/media relations Office: Cell: In Colorado Springs Nick Arseniak, assistant director Office: Cell: Air Force Football 2

3 GAME CENTER BOWL HISTORY Air Force is playing in its 25th bowl game this season. The Falcons have earned a bowl bid eight times in head coach Troy Calhoun s nine seasons. Air Force has an all-time bowl record, including a 3-4 mark under Calhoun. Bowl Opponent Result 1958 Cotton TCU Tied Gator North Carolina Lost Sugar Tennessee Lost Hall of Fame Vanderbilt Won Independence Mississippi Won Independence Virginia Tech Won Bluebonnet Texas Won Freedom Arizona State Lost Liberty Mississippi Lost Liberty Ohio State Won Liberty Mississippi State Won Liberty Mississippi Lost Copper Texas Tech Lost Las Vegas Oregon Lost O ahu Washington Won Silicon Valley Fresno State Won San Francisco Virginia Tech Lost Armed Forces California Lost Armed Forces Houston Lost Armed Forces Houston Won Independence Georgia Tech Won Military Bowl Toledo Lost Armed Forces Rice Lost Potato Bowl Western Michigan Won Armed Forces California AIR FORCE PLAYING IN FIFTH ARMED FORCES BOWL Air Force is playing in its fifth Armed Forces Bowl (2007, 08, 09, 12, 15), the most appearances in any bowl in school history. The Falcons are 1-3 all-time in the Armed Forces Bowl. This marks the second time Air Force has had a rematch in the bowl. The Falcons played Houston in back-toback games in Air Force s all-time results in the Armed Forces Bowl follows: Year Opponent Result 2007 California Lost Houston Lost Houston Won Rice Lost California AIR FORCE AT AMON G. CARTER STADIUM Air Force is 1-8 all-time at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. The Falcons have lost five times to TCU at the home field of the Horned Frogs and three times in the Armed Forces Statistical Comparisons 13 Games 12 Games Category Air Force Opponent San Diego State Opponent Points/Gm 437/ / / /30.2 First downs (R-P-Pen) Rushing (#-Yds) 764-4, , , ,442 Rushing avg Passing (C-A-I) Passing yards 1,698 2,475 4,425 3,022 Passing avg Total off. (#-Yds) 919-5, , , ,464 Avg. Yd.s/play Total off. Avg Punting (#-Avg) Fumbles-lost Penalties-yds rd downs 43% (79-184) 35% (66-187) 46% (77-167) 43% (78-183) Possession time 32:26 27:23 29:05 30:55 last YEAR S BOWL GAME Air Force 38, Western Michigan 24 Dec. 20, Boise, ID Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Team Final Western Mich Air Force Scoring WM: Haldeman 25 FG, 1/12:45 AF: Davern 1 run (Conant rush fail), 1/5:24 WM: Davis 47 pass Terrell (Haldeman kick), 2/11:26 AF: Davern 55 run (Conant kick), 2/10:12 AF: Rushing 1 run (Conant kick), 2/2:32 AF: Conant 31 FG, 3/6:32 WM: Davis 35 pass Terrell (Haldeman kick), 4/13:26 AF Walker 60 fum. ret. (Robine e pass Pearson), 4/9:52 AF: Johnson 9 run (Conant kick), 5/5:20 WM: Davis 51 pass Terrell (Haldeman kick), 4/3:16 Team Sta s cs WMU AF First Downs (R-P-Pen) 17 (4-12-1) 20 (15-3-2) NET Rushing A -Yds Yards Lost Rushing Yds Gained Rushing NET PASSING YARDS Passing (C-A-I) TOTAL OFFENSE Avg. Per Play Fumbles Penal es Punts (#-Avg) Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Intercep ons Fumble Returns Possession Time 27:22 32:38 Third Downs Fourth Downs Sacks By: A endance: 18,223 Individual Sta s cs Rushing (A -Yds-TD): AF - Davern , Johnson , Pearson , Huntsman , Rushing , Brown , Solano WMU - Terrell , Franklin , Dhance 1-1-0, Phillips (1-(- 1)-0, Braverman 1-(-8)-0. Passing (Comp-A -I-Yds-TD): AF - Pearson Robine e WMU - Terrell Braverman Receiving (A -Yds-TD): AF - Robine e , Brown , Rushing WMU - Davis , Braverman , Phillips , Johnson Tackle Leaders (UT-AT-TT): AF - Steelhammer , Pierce , Proctor 4-0-4, Healy 4-0-4, Hansen 2-1-3, Fitzgerald 2-0-2, Onyechi 1-0-1, Spears 1-0-1, Harris 1-0-1, Baker 1-0-1, Lacy 1-0-1, Byrd 1-0-1, Mays 1-0-1, DeCoud 1-0-1, Alexander 1-0-1, Ladipo 0-1-1, Apfel WMU - Brant , Currie , Spillane , Ishmael 6-3-9, Atkins 4-2-6, Depalma 4-1-5, Smith 2-2-4, Celsicar 3-0-3, McKinney 2-1-3, Braster 2-1-3, Simpkins 2-0-2, Pfeifer 1-1-2, Ash 1-1-2, Sweeney 1-0-1, Motley 1-0-1, Ma ch , Adams 1-0-1, turner 1-0-1, Guido Air Force Football 3

4 Bowl. The lone win came in the 2009 bowl game vs. Houston. Year Opponent Result 1989 TCU L TCU L TCU L California L (Bowl) 2008 TCU L Houston L (Bowl) 2009 Houston W (Bowl) 2010 TCU L Rice L (Bowl) BOWL ATTENDANCE/TICKET NOTES Air Force has averaged 8,697 tickets sold in its four previous Armed Forces Bowl apperances. Air Force sold a then-record 11,945 for the 2007 Armed Forces Bowl. The average attendance in Air Force s four Armed Forces Bowls 41,050. The game has drawn over 40,000 each year. Air Force set the attendance record for the bowl game its first three years from Air Force s last 4 Armed Forces Bowl games Bowl Tickets Sold Attendance 2007 Armed Forces 11,945 40, Armed Forces 7,287 41, Armed Forces 7,754 41, Armed Forces 3,100 40,754 Totals 30, ,200 Averages 7,521 41,050 THE SERIES Air Force and California will play for the ninth time overall and second time in a bowl game. This is the first meeting between the schools since playing in the 2007 Armed Force s Bowl. The Bears lead the overall series, 6-2, including a win in the 2007 Armed Forces Bowl. Air Force is 2-2 on the road, 0-3 at home and 0-1 in post-season play against California. The teams first played in 1961 in California. The Falcons won the game, The Bears won the next four meetings. Air Force picked up it s second victory of the series in 2002 at Cal, beating the 23rd-ranked Bears, Series History AF (A) Cal 24-7 (H) Cal (A) Cal (H) Cal (A) AF (A) Cal (H) Cal (N) Site if for AF AIR FORCE VS. PAC-12 Air Force is in 59 games against teams in the Pac-12 Conference. The Armed Forces Bowl is Air Force s first game against a Pac-12 school since playing Utah in The Utes were members of the Mountain West at the time. The last time Air Force played a team that was a Pac-12 member at the time of the game was in the 2007 Armed Forces Bowl vs. California. Air Force vs. the Pac-12 School G Results Last Meeting Arizona Arizona State California Colorado Oregon Stanford UCLA Utah Washington Totals mountain west conference Mountain Division Team MW All Games Air Force Boise State Colorado State New Mexico Utah State Wyoming West Division Team MW All Games San Diego State Nevada San Jose State UNLV Fresno State Hawai i Bowl Lineup Hawai i Bowl, Thursday, Dec. 24 San Diego State vs. Cincinnati Armed Forces Bowl, Tuesday, Dec. 29 Air Force vs. California Poinsttia Bowl, Wednesday, Dec. 23 Boise State vs. Northern Illionois Arizona Bowl Colorado State vs. Nevada New Mexico Bowl, New Mexico vs. Arizona AutoNation Cure Bowl San Jose State vs. Georgia State Idaho Potato Bowl Utah State vs. Akron MW COMMUNICATIONS STAFF Football Contacts Javan Hedlund, associate commissioner (Primary football contact) Office: Cell: Stuart Buchanan, assistant director (Secondary football contact) Office: Cell: NUMBERS ADDING UP (18, 8, 6) Air Force s 18 wins in tie as the third most in consecutive seasons in Air Force history. The seasons mark the seventh time in Air Force history the program has combined for 18 wins in consecutive seasons. Air Force s eight wins this season mark the sixth time in head coach Troy s Calhoun s nine seasons the team has won eight or more games. Air Force has reached eight wins in a season Air Force Football 4

5 for the 21st time in school history. Air Force s six conference wins tie as the most in head coach Troy Calhoun s nine seasons. The 2007 team also won six conference games. This season marks the eighth time in school history Air Force has won six or more conference games. Most wins in Air Force history - consecutive seasons # Years Wins (10 in 1997, 12 in 1998) (8 in 1984, 12 in 1985) (10 in 2014, 8 in 2015) (12 in 1998, 6 in 1999) (12 in 1985, 6 in 1988) (10 in 1983, 8 in 1984) (8 in 1982, 10 in 1983) FORMER FALCON TEW HONORED The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced that it will salute the thousands of student-athletes who have played football at the nation s military academies over the years by honoring one representative of each branch as a co-recipient of the 2015 NFF Distinguished American Award. Capt. Jared Tew, a 2011 Academy graduate, was a three-year letterman and two-year starter. Tew led Air Force to a record, while rushing for 1,897 yards and 17 touchdowns on 416 carries in his career. In 2009, he was named Second Team All-Mountain West after rushing for a team-leading 970 yards, which ranked third in the conference. He earned a B.S. in Business Management from Air Force in 2011, and he has served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force since graduation. Tew was ranked as the No. 1 wingman in the 35th Fighter Squadron during a one-year deployment at the Kunsan Air Base in Korea. He is currently flying the F-16 Fightin Falcon at the Aviano Air Base in Italy. FORMER FALCONS HOWARD HONORED The NCAA will recognize six former student-athletes with the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award for their collegiate and professional achievements. The Silver Anniversary Award annually recognizes distinguished individuals on the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of their college athletics careers. Representatives of NCAA member schools and conferences, along with a panel of former student-athletes, select each year s recipients. The 2015 recipients are Abby Cheng, Chris Howard, Jo-Juneau, Russell Maryland, Dikembe Mutombo, and Steve Smith. The NCAA will recognize the honorees at the Honors Celebration during the 2016 NCAA Convention on Jan. 15 in San Antonio. While in college, Chris Howard excelled on the football team, leading the U.S. Air Force Academy to back-to-back bowl games in 1989 and 1990, including an upset victory over The Ohio State University in the 1990 Liberty Bowl. His academic achievements were equally impressive, including two Academic All-America honors, an NCAA postgraduate scholarship and the 1990 Vincent DePaul Draddy Trophy (now known as the Campbell Trophy), which is the highest academic award in college football. He also earned a Rhodes Scholarship in 1991, and went on to earn a master s degree with distinction from Harvard Business School and a doctorate at Oxford University. He became an Air Force lieutenant colonel and served in Afghanistan in 2003, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. While on active duty, Howard served as an intelligence operations and plans officer with the elite Joint Special Operations Command. He currently serves as president at Hampden-Sydney College, which has improved 17 places in the U.S. News and World Report collegiate rankings under his leadership. Howard is on the NCAA Division III Presidents Council. He is a member of the national council of advisors to the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, and a member of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe s Commission to Ensure Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government. AIR FORCE HAS HIGHEST GSR IN MW, AMONG SERVICE ACADEMIES The Air Force football program has a graduation success rate of 87, according to the latest date released by the NCAA. The Falcons have the highest GSR in the Mountain West and among the three service academies. The score is the 10th best in the nation. Essentially, that translates to over 90 percent of the recruited varsity athletes that entered the Academy during the four year period of either graduated from the Academy or left academically eligible. Air Force statistical rankings TEAM Category Stats MWC NCAA Scoring Offense nd 39th Scoring Defense rd 40th Passing Offense th 122nd Passing Defense th 23rd Kickoff Returns th 86th Rushing Offense st 3rd Rushing Defense rd 43rd Total Offense nd 32nd Total Defense rd 23rd Punt Returns 9.3 6th 55th Net Punting th 86th Turnover Margin th 86th Passing Efficiency st 14th Passing Eff. Def th 41st First Downs 278 2nd 34th Opp. First Downs 203 2nd T11th Sacks For 36 1st 19th Sacks Against 2 1st 1st Third Down % rd 39th Third Down Def th 38th Penalties nd 7th Field Goal % rd -- PAT Kicking 96.4 T5th -- Fourth Downs % th 37th Time of Possession 31:05 3rd 23rd Kickoff Coverage th -- Red Zone offense th 63rd Red Zone defense 80.0 T4th T40th INDIVIDUAL Player Stats MWC NCAA Jacobi Owens Rushing th -- Karson Roberts Passing th -- Total Offense th -- Weston Steelhammer Interceptions.38 5th T29th Passes Defended.92 T5th -- Timothy McVey Scoring 5.5 9th -- Scoring TDs 5.5 4th -- Alex Hansen Sacks.58 4th -- Tackles for Loss th -- D.J. Dunn, Jr. Sacks.50 T6th -- Tackles for Loss th -- Fumbles Rec..17 T3rd T24th Roland Ladipo Passes Defended st 15th 2015 GSR Rankings Nationally Mountain West Service Academies # School Score # School Score # School Score 1 Stanford Air Force Air Force 87 2 Northwestern Utah State Army 85 3 Rice Boise State Navy 79 4 Duke Colorado St Notre Dame 93 San Diego St Central Florida 90 Wake Forest 90 8 Boston College 89 UCLA Air Force 87 Air Force Football 5

6 THIS AND THAT Air Force is 36-2 when allowing less than 20 points per game under head coach Troy Calhoun. The Falcons are when leading at the half and 61-8 when leading after three quarters under head coach Troy Calhoun. Air Force held all five of six home opponents to under 20 points this season. The most the Falcons allowed at home this season was 28 vs. Utah State. Air Force was 6-0 at home this season and has won a school-record 12 straight at home, breaking the record of nine set from The team s 12 wins home wins in consecutive seasons is a school record, breaking the mark of 11 set in The Falcons took their first lead in a road game this season at Hawai i. The Falcons never led at any point during the first three road games this season. Air Force never trailed at any point in five of six home games this season. The Falcons trailed only 10:19 overall at home, all coming vs. Fresno State. AIR FORCE DEFENSIVE NOTES Air Force is third in the MW in scoring defense with a 23.2 mark. Air Force is third in the MW in total defense with a average. Air Force leads the MW in sacks with 36. Air Force held five of six home opponents under 20 points this season. Air Force went 11 straight quarters without allowing an offensive touchdown. The streak covered the second quarter vs. Fresno State to the first quarter vs. Utah State. Air Force had a season-high 13 tackles for loss at Boise State. Air Force held Army to just 169 yards of total offense and nine first downs. The Black Knights averaged just 3.2 yards per play, had just two pass completions in the game and just 69 total yards in the first half Air Force held Hawai i to just 178 total yards on 47 plays, an average of 3.8 yards per play Air Force held Hawai i to 1-10 on third downs conversions Air Force held Hawaii to (-2) rushing yards and an average of (-0.2) rushing yards per play. The rushing yards are the 10th fewest allowed in school history and the fewest since holding BYU to (-21) yards in The (-0.2) yards per rush are tied as the sixth fewest in school history and the fewest allowed since (-1.2) vs. BYU in Air Force held Fresno State to -9 total yards in the second quarter...the Falcons held Fresno State to just 162 total yards after the first quarter. Air Force forced seven straight three-and-out possessions by Fresno State. Air Force held Michigan State to just 77 yards rushing and a 1.8 per-carry average. Air Force held Michigan State to just seven points in the second half. Air Force allowed just seven points vs. Morgan State, including a second-half shutout. The Falcons allowed just 1.6 yards per carry vs. Morgan State. AIR FORCE OFFENSIVE NOTES Air Force leads the nation in sacks allowing just two this season. Air Force is second in the MW in scoring offense with a 33.6 average. Air Force leads the MW and is third nationally in rushing with a average. Air Force is second in the MW in total offense with a norm. Air Force had 607 total yards at Boise State, including 279 passing and 328 rushing. Air Force posted 580 total yards vs. Utah State. Air Force ran a season-high 92 total plays against Hawaii and 90 vs. Fresno State. Air Force rushed for 496 yards at Hawaii and 458 vs. Fresno State which are the second and third most in the MW this season. Air Force had 83 rushing attempts vs. Hawai i which is the most in the MW this season. The team also has the second most in the MW with 79 vs. Fresno State the week prior. Air Force rushed for 428 yards vs. San Jose State, including 178 in the fourth quarter. The Falcons have had two players rush for 100 years each in a game three times this season (San Jose State, Fresno State and Hawaii). Air Force recorded a season-high 45:06 time of possession at Hawai i, including 13:52 in the third quarter. The team possessed the ball for more than 10 minutes in three of four quarters. Air Force had nine different players score a touchdown in the 63-7 victory over Morgan State. AIR FORCE S SIX 100-YARD RUSHERS LEADS NATION Air Force has had six players rush for 100 or more yards in a game this season. That total leads the nation. Colorado is next with five players, followed by Houston and Baylor with four each. Air Force s 100-yard rushers follows below. The Falcons are 5-2 this season with a 100-yard rusher. Name vs. Opponent (Att-Yds-TDs) Nate Romine vs. San Jose State ( ) D.J. Johnson vs. San Jose State ( ) Shayne Davern vs. Wyoming ( ) Bryan Driskell vs. Fresno State ( ) Jacobi Owens vs. Fresno State ( ); Hawai i ( ); Boise State ( ); San Diego State ( ) Timothy McVey vs. Hawai i ( ); New Mexico ( ) air force s record when... Month 2015 Calhoun August September October November December Air Force s Conference Record at home on the road neutral Air Force s Non-Conference Record at home on the road neutral Air Force s record in games... decided by 7 points or less decided by 3 points or less Away during the day Away at night Home during the day Home at night Air Force s record when scoring... less than 20 points points points points points Air Force s record when allowing... less than 20 points points points points points Air Force s record when... leading at halftime trailing at halftime tied at halftime leading after 3rd quarter trailing after 3rd quarter when tied after 3rd quarter when scoring first when opponent scores first when out-rushing opponent when opponent out-rushes with more total yards when opponent has more with a 100-yard rusher Air Force s record in... Thursday night games Friday night games Saturday games Bowl games Overtime games Nationally-televised games Regionally-televised games Games without television Air Force Football 6

7 AIR FORCE SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES Garrett Brown s 75 yard punt return for a TD vs. Morgan State is Air Force s first since Sophomore PK Luke Strebel has hit field goals since taking over the kicking duties. He hit a career-high three field goals at Hawai i Oct. 31 and added two vs. Army the following week. He matched his career high with three field goals at Boise State. INSIDE THE NUMBERS 5 - Air Force did not trail for a single minute in five of six home games. 6 - Air Force has six shutouts as a member of the Mountain West which is second only to Boise State s Air Force has gone to nine bowl games since joining the MW, second only to Colorado State, who has gone to Air Force has been bowl-eligible eight times in Troy Calhoun s nine season as head coach. 9 - Air Force s nine touchdowns vs. Morgan State came from nine different players Air Force has won a school-record 12 consecutive home games dating back to Air Force improved to 20-0 all-time vs. FCS teams with a 63-7 win over Morgan State Air Force is playing in its 25th bowl game Air Force freshmen cadets did 315 pushups in Air Force s 63-7 win over Morgan State. Freshmen do pushups after each Air Force score during home games. AIR FORCE SCORING STREAK Air Force has scored in a school record 284 consecutive games. The streak is the third longest active streak in the nation and is the fifth longest in Division I-A history. The Falcons were last shutout by Mississippi, 13-0, in the 1992 Liberty Bowl. Longest Active NCAA Scoring Streaks # School Streak Last Shutout 1. Florida 346 Oct. 29, 1988 vs. Auburn (0-16) 2. TCU 291 Nov. 16, 1991 at Texas (0-32) 3. Air Force (MW) 284 Dec. 31, 1992 vs. Ole Miss (0-13), Liberty Bowl All-Time NCAA Scoring Streaks # School Streak Dates Ended By 1. Michigan /27/1984-9/6/14 Notre Dame 2. Brigham Young 361 9/27/ /15/2003 Utah 3. Florida /5/ Present TCU /23/ Present Air Force 284 8/4/ Present --- AIR FORCE SECOND NATIONALLY IN BLOCKS SINCE 2013 Air Force has blocked 12 kicks since 2013 which ranks third nationally behind Georgia Tech, who has blocked 13. The breakdown for Air Force is five field goals, six PATs and one punt. Oklahoma State and Rutgers are tied for third with 10 each while North Texas, Southern Mississippi, USC and Kansas State are tied for fifth with nine each. BLOCKED KICKS Air Force has blocked at least one kick in each of Troy Calhoun s nine seasons. Air Force has blocked three this season...a PAT vs. San Jose State and FGs vs. Michigan State and Boise State. Senior Alex Hansen has two blocks (SJSU, MSU), while D.J. Dunn, Jr., has one (BSU). Hansen has five career blocks which ranks fourth all-time in school history. Air Force has blocked 29 kicks since 2007 under head coach Troy Calhoun. Air Force has blocked 127 kicks since 1990 when the program began tracking them. o The breakdown: 54 punts, 40 field goals and 33 PATs. Blocked kicks since 2007 Year Total FG PAT Punt Total FOOTBALL TEAM, CALHOUN EARN APR RECOGNITION AWARD FROM NCAA The Air Force football team earned NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) recognition for the seventh straight season. The football program (980) was honored for being in the top 10 percent of their sports for all NCAA programs in Division I for APR. Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun also earned a 985 coaches APR mark which marks his eighth air force rushing Air Force won the Mountain West rushing title and and ranks third nationally in rushing with a average. Air Force has won 29 conference rushing titles since joining conference play in In 2002, the Falcons won the school s first national rushing title with a per-game average. Year Stats Conf. National th 79th th 53rd st 4th st 2nd st 2nd st 6th st 15th st 2nd st 2nd st 3rd st 7th st 2nd nd 7th st 4th st 2nd st 2nd st 2nd nd 9th st 3rd st 2nd st 2nd st 3rd st 1st st 4th st 4th st 8th st 3rd st 2nd st 6th st 3rd st 2nd st 3rd st 2nd nd 13th nd 6th st 3rd WEEK-BY-WEEK NATIONAL RANK # MW/Nat l 1. 1/5 (394.0) 2. 1/5 (411.0) 3. 1/3 (367.0) 4. 1/2 (367.0) 5. 1/5 (326.5) 6. 1/5 (320.8) 7. 1/5 (312.2) 8. 1/3 (333.0) 9. 1/2 (353.4) 10. 1/2 (335.9) 11. 1/3 (333.2) 12. 1/3 (332.7) 13. 1/3 (323.5) 14. 1/3 (322.1) Air Force Football 7

8 consecutive year above the national average for Division I programs. Calhoun has averaged a 982 during his career while the national average during his tenure is 946. CALHOUN ERA INSIDE THE NUMBERS Air Force has produced some of the best numbers in the Troy Calhoun era (2007-present) this season. The team s averages of rushing yards and 33:36 time of possession are the best under Calhoun. Category Scoring Def. Avg Rushing Def. Avg Passing Def. Avg Total Off Def. Avg TOP 30:54 31:11 32:19 30:30 29:34 28:11 27:34 31:33 32:26 COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF S TROPHY The 2015 season marks the 44th year of Commander-in-Chief s trophy competition. The trophy goes annually to the winning academy with the best record in round-robin competition. The Falcons have a series-best overall record and 19 titles. Air Force won the title last year, sweeping Army and Navy. Air Force split this year s series, beating Army 20-3 at home and falling at Navy. Team Record Titles Air Force Navy Army Air Force outright CIC title years: 82, 83, 85, 87, 89, 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 10, 11, 14 FALCONS LEADING AT HOME Air Force trailed for only 10:19 in the six games this season and did not trail at all in five of them. The team was only tied a total of 88:51. Fresno State scored the first 14 points in the first quarter, but Air Force came back with 42 unanswered points and tied the game early in the second quarter and took the lead for good midway through the second quarter. Game Time Trailed Time Tied Morgan State 0:00 5:01 San Jose State 0:00 18:45 Wyoming 0:00 15:39 Fresno State 10:19 12:43 Army 0:00 26:30 Utah State 0:00 10:31 Totals 10:19 88:51 AIR FORCE AT HOME Air Force is in Falcon Stadium under head coach Troy Calhoun, including a school-record 12 game winning streak dating back to The Falcons finished 6-0 this season after a 6-0 mark in 2014, just the fifth time in school history and third time under Calhoun the team has gone 6-0. Air Force s 12 wins in two seasons is a school record, breaking the mark of 11 set in Year Rec. Notes Combined with 2014, team has a school-record 12 game home winning streak Fourth 6-0 mark in AF history, second under Calhoun Lone losing record in Calhoun era Second-best mark in school history Sixth time with four or more wins in Calhoun era Combined with 2009, 10 wins in two seasons is third-best in AF history Second-best mark in school history Two loses at the hands of nationally ranked teams Just the third undefeated home record in school history Total Most home wins in consecutive years # Years Wins Record : 6-0 in 2014, 6-0 in : 5-1 in 1997, 6-0 in : 4-1 in in : 5-1 in 2009, 5-1 in yard rushers Air Force is overall under Troy Calhoun (since 2007) when it has a 100-yard rusher. Air Force is 5-2 this season with a 100-yard rusher. Six different players have rushed for 100 or more yards in a game this season W Kip McCarthy vs. So. Carolina St. ( ) W Shaun Carney vs. Utah ( ) W Jim Ollis vs. TCU ( ) W Chad Hall vs. UNLV ( ) W Chad Hall vs. Colorado State ( ) W Chad Hall vs. Wyoming ( ) W Chad Hall vs. Army ( ) W Chad Hall vs. Notre Dame ( ) W Chad Hall vs. San Diego State ( ) Jim Ollis vs. San Diego State ( ) Ty Paffett vs. San Diego State ( ) L Shaun Carney vs. California ( ) Jim Ollis vs. California ( ) 2008 W Asher Clark vs. San Diego State ( ) W Todd Newell vs. UNLV ( ) W Asher Clark vs. Colorado State ( ) L Todd Newell vs. BYU ( ) L Jared Tew vs. Houston ( ) 2009 W Jared Tew vs. Wyoming ( ) W Jared Tew vs. Army ( ) W Asher Clark vs. UNLV ( ) W Jared Tew vs. Houston ( ) Asher Clark vs. Houston ( ) 2010 W Asher Clark vs. BYU ( ) W Jared Tew vs. Wyoming ( ) W Jared Tew vs. Navy ( ) W Asher Clark vs. Colorado State ( ) L Asher Clark vs. San Diego State ( ) W Nathan Walker vs. Army ( ) 2011 W Asher Clark vs. Tennessee State ( ) L Asher Clark vs. Notre Dame ( ) L Mike DeWitt vs. Boise State ( ) W Asher Clark vs. UNLV ( ) W Asher Clark vs. Colorado State ( ) 2012 W Cody Getz vs. Idaho State ( ) L Cody Getz vs. Michigan ( ) L Cody Getz vs. UNLV ( ) W Cody Getz vs. Colorado State ( ) L Cody Getz vs. Navy ( ) W Wes Cobb vs. Nevada ( ) W Cody Getz vs. Hawai i ( ) W Cody Getz vs. Hawai i ( ) Air Force Football 8

9 CALHOUN ONE OF 14 LEADING ALMA MATER Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun is one of 14 coaches leading his alma mater. Calhoun, a 1989 graduate of the Academy, is in his ninth season. The complete list follows: Troy Calhoun (Air Force), Bryan Harsin (Boise State), John Bonamego (Central Michigan), Ruffin McNeill (East Carolina), Paul Haynes (Kent State), Jim Harbaugh (Michigan), Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern), Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State), David Shaw (Stanford), Kliff Kingsbury (Texas Tech), Matt Wells (Utah State), Sean Kugler (UTEP), Frank Beamer (Virginia Tech) and Paul Chryst (Wisconsin). AIR FORCE INDIVIDUAL NOTES AIR FORCE FOOTBALL PLAYER TYPICAL DAY A typical class schedule of an Air Force football player follows. Karson Roberts, Senior (Mechanical Engineering Major) 6:30... Wake Up 6:45... PAI Formation (personal appearance/uniform inspection) 7:00... Breakfast 7:30... Mechanical Engineering 490 (Auto Systems Analysis) 8:30... English 411 (Speech and Literature) 9:30... Experimental Mechanics :30... EM 460 Lab 11:35... Noon Meal Formation (March to Lunch) 12:00... Lunch 12:30... Military/Commandants Time 1:40... Position Meetings/Film 3:00... Weight Room 4:00... Practice 6:45... Dinner 7:15... Squadron Meeting/roll call 8:00... Homework 12:00... Lights out TEAM CAPTAINS This year s team captains are seniors A.J. Ruechel (OL), Connor Healy (ILB) and Alex Hansen (DL). Air Force is using season-long team captains for the second consecutive season. 100-yard rushers cont W Jon Lee vs. Colgate ( ) Broam Hart vs. Colgate ( ) L Jaleel Awini vs. Boise State ( ) L Karson Roberts vs. Nevada ( ) L Anthony LaCoste vs. San Diego St. ( ) W Anthony LaCoste vs. Army ( ) L Anthony LaCoste vs. New Mexico ( ) 2014 W Jacobi Owens vs. Nicholls State ( ) W Jacobi Owens vs. Georgia State ( ) W Kale Pearson vs. Boise State ( ) Jacobi Owens vs. Boise State ( ) W Jacobi Owens vs. Army ( ) W Jacobi Owens vs. UNLV ( ) W Kale Pearson vs. Nevada ( ) W Shane Davern vs. Western Michigan ( ) 2015 W Nate Romine vs. San Jose State ( ) D.J. Johnson vs. San Jose State ( ) W Shayne Davern vs. Wyoming ( ) W Bryan Driskell vs. Fresno State ( ) Jacobi Owens vs. Fresno State ( ) W Jacobi Owens vs. Hawai i ( ) Timothy McVey vs. Hawai i ( ) W Jacobi Owens vs. Boise State ( ) L Timothy McVey vs. New Mexico ( ) L Jacobi Owens vs. San Diego State ( ) THREE FALCONS ON WATCH LISTS Junior defensive back Weston Steelhammer was on two national watch lists this season. Steelhammer is on the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List, given annually to the nation s top defensive back. He was also on the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List which is based on both athletic ability and character attributes. Junior wide receiver Jalen Robinette was on the 2015 Fred Biletnikoff Award Watch List. Robinette joins five others from the Mountain West. The Biletnikoff Award is given annually to the most outstanding receiver in college football. Senior defensive lineman Alex Hansen was on the 2015 Lombardi Award Watch List. Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, or linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. AIR FORCE HAS SEVEN EARN ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST HONORS Air Force had seven players named to the all-mountain West football team. The Falcons had four players named to the first team, one second-team honoree and two honorable mention selections. Senior defensive lineman Alex Hansen and senior offensive lineman Sevrin Remmo, along with junior defensive backs Weston Steelhammer and Roland Ladipo were selected to the first team. Senior offensive lineman A.J. Ruechel was a second-team selection while junior running back Jacobi Owens and junior receiver Jalen Robinette were named honorable mention. ROBINETTE MOVING UP Junior receiver Jalen Robinette is second on the team in receiving with 21 catches and has team bests of 572 yards four touchdowns. He is averaging a team-best 27.2 yards per reception which is the second-best single-season mark in Air Force history. He trails only Craig Hancock s 31.0 mark set in Robinette had two catches for 79 yards and a 67-yard TD catch at Boise State. He had one of the best days in school history in Air Force s win over Utah State Nov. 14. Robinette had career highs with seven receptions and 210 receiving yards. His 210 yards are the most-ever in the option era (1980-present), the third-most overall in school history and most since He hauled in a 74- yard touchdown catch which is the 12th longest in school history and longest since Robinette has proved his all-around ability this season. He has hit both pass attempts this season for 76 yards and two TDs. Robinette has hit three of four passes for 130 yards and three TDs in his career. He has a season pass efficiency rating and a career rating. Air Force Football 9

10 STEELHAMMER RANKS FIFTH IN AF HISTORY Junior Weston Steelhammer leads the Falcons in tackles with 80 and interceptions with five. He is third on the team in tackles for loss with 10.5 and second in pass breakups with seven. He has 148 career total tackles and is second among active Falcons with 16.5 career tackles for loss. The first-team all-mountain West junior safety recorded his fifth interception at New Mexico. The interception is the 11 of his career which ties for fifth in school history. Steelhammer has 14 career turnovers (11 INT, 3 FR). Steelhammer had six tackles and his first interception of the season vs. San Jose State. He also recorded a career-best 3.0 tackles for loss, including a sack. He was named Mountain West defensive player of the week and College Sports Madness MW player of the week for his efforts. Air Force career interceptions # Name, Years INTs 1. Tom Rotello, Carlton McDonald, Dwan Wilson, Anthony Wright, Kelvin King, Weston Steelhammer, 2013-pres. 11 HANSEN CONTINUES FINE PLAY Senior Alex Hansen is third on the team and tops for all defensive linemen in tackles with 64. He leads the team in tackles for loss with 15.5 and sacks with 7.5. Hansen is the team s active career leader in sacks with 15.0 and tackles for loss with Hansen, who earnd first-team all-mountain West honors this sason, has had a stop behind the line of scrimmage in 11 straight and 12 of 13 games this season. Hansen has blocked two kicks this season, a field goal at Michigan State and a PAT vs. San Jose State. Hansen has five career blocked kicks which ranks fourth all-time in school history and first among defensive linemen. He ranks second nationally among active players in blocked kicks. Air Force career blocked kicks # Name, years Blocks 1. Tim Curry, Corey Nelson, Carlton McDonald, Alex Hansen, * * - Most among DL NCAA active career leaders in blocked kicks # Name, School Blocks 1. Chris Milton, Georgia Tech 7 2. Alex Hansen, Air Force 5 Dan Skipper, Arkansas 5 Travis Britz, Kansas State 5 5. Jarron Jones, Notre Dame 4 Ironhead Gallon, Ga. Southern 4 LADIPO SOLID AS FIRST-YEAR STARTER Junior Roland Ladipo earned first-team all-mountain West honors in his first season as a starter at cornerback. He is second on the team in tackles with 74 overall and has a sack and 4.5 tackles for loss. He is second on the team in interceptions with three. Ladipo leads the conference and is 15th nationally in pass breakups and recorded a career-best four at Boise State. Ladipo had a career-best 12 tackles and a tackle for loss at Colorado State. He had his first-career pick in the season opening win over Morgan State, returning it 22 yards for the first touchdown of his career. BROWN CONTINUES ALL-PURPOSE PLAY Senior WR/KR Garrett Brown continues to post outstanding all-purpose numbers for Air Force. The senior receiver leads the team with 26 catches and is second in yards with 534. He is averaging 20.5 yards per catch and has rushed for 220 yard and a touchdown on 29 carries. In addition, he is averaging 9.3 yards per punt return. Brown led the Falcons in rushing and receiving against Navy, rushing for 45 yards on nine carries and catches three passes for 64 yards. He also had one punt return for 15 yards. He rushed for a career-best 78 yards and scored on a career-long 63 yard run vs. San Jose State. Brown had a career-high 180 all-purpose yards in Air Force s win over Morgan State with three carries for 38 yards and a team-best two catches for 58 yards. He had a career-high 83 yards on two punt returns, including a 75 yard punt return for a touchdown. Brown s 75 yard return is the fifth-longest in school history and marks the first punt return for a touchdown for Air Force since Anthony Wright had an 88-yard TD return vs. Army in BROWN, ROBINETTE CHART WATCHING Senior Garrett Brown and junior Jalen Robinette have combined to form one of the most prolific receiving tandems in Air Force history. Brown ranks sixth in career receptions with 82 and seventh in career receiving yards with 1,311. Robinette is eighth in receptions with 79 and third in yards with 1,659. Brown and Robinette are just the second pair of teammates to each hit the 1,000-yard mark. They join Steve Hoog ( ) and Paul Williams ( ). Hoog had 1,199 yards while air force football MISC... The 2015 season marks the 60th year of Air Force football. Some highlights of the six decades follow: 2 12-win seasons (1985 and 1998) 2 Conference coaches of the year 4 Falcons have been selected to the College Football Hall of Fame 4 Falcons have been finalists for the Heisman Trophy 6 s with 10 or more wins ( 83, 85, 91, 97, 98 and 14) 5 Consensus All-Americans (Brock Strom, 1958; Ernie Jennings, 1970; Scott Thomas, 1985, Chad Hennings, 1987; Carlton McDonald, 1992) 11 Players named conference player of the year a total of 14 times 19 Commander-in-Chief Trophy Titles 24 Bowl Games, including seven in the last eight years 31 Falcons have earned Academic All-America honors 32 Falcons have earned All-America honors ALL-TIME OVERTIME RESULTS Air Force is 7-5 overall and 5-2 in conference overtime games. The Falcons are 4-2 at home and 3-3 on the road. Year Game Result 1996 at Notre Dame W at Fresno State* W San Diego State* W at Notre Dame L New Mexico* W Utah* L OT 2007 TCU* W at Navy L at Utah* L at Navy W Navy L Nevada* W * - Conference game THIS IS AIR FORCE FOOTBALL Air Force is in non-conference games as a member of the Mountain West. Air Force has an all-time record of in its 60th season of varsity football. The Falcons are at home, on the road and in neutral site games. AFA has played in 24 bowl games and has an all-time record. Air Force is all-time in Falcon Stadium. Air Force is playing in its 36th year in a conference. The 2015 season marks the school s 17th year in the Mountain West Conference. Prior to 1999, Air Force was a member of the Western Athletic Conference from The school was an independent prior to Air Force is as a member of the Mountain West. The team is at home and on the road. The Falcons are overall since joining the MW in 1999, including marks of at home, on the road, 7-6 in neutral site games and 5-4 in bowls. Air Force Football 10