This week’s game against Oklahoma won’t matter for Air Force in its desire to win the Mountain West or the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, but it does have some merit.
How Air Force plays against Oklahoma, a perennial national-title contender, could show how far the program is in coach Troy Calhoun’s fourth season.
“This is our chance to go out and see how good we are this year,” quarterback Tim Jefferson said. “Obviously coming off the 2006 season, we had a couple seasons of losing records, then Coach Calhoun came in and we’ve won eight games every year since he came in. Now we have a chance to see actually how far he has brought this program along. Going into the house of a top-10 program we’re really going to be tested, and we’re going to see how hard we fight against that test.”
Jefferson did say that even though this game will measure Air Force’s progress, he won’t put too much into the result of any game on the schedule.
“We can’t get too out of our minds with this one game,” Jefferson said. “If you do that, you start thinking about other things and you may fall apart the rest of the season.”