The Falcons are 17-point underdogs today against Fresno State, and that line seems a bit harsh for a team that nearly upset Michigan at The Big House.
Do the Falcons have a chance today?
Let me know what you think.
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HAHAHA, hell no…this team stinks.
The best team won today. Fresno is the best team by far AF has played this year. Man are they athletic and well coached.
And now the wait to see which team AFA will face in December. This has not been a memorable season for the Falcons, yet I hope the team can forge one last victory against what is likely to be a team from C-USA.
In the next few weeks I hope the team can get healthier, get some rest, hit the books and then get ready to play well in the Armed Forces Bowl. A final win for the senior class and another winning season would be at least small measures of consolation for a month of November in which the team lost three of four games, all by double-digit margins and were badly outplayed by Army, San Diego State and Fresno State.
GO AIR FORCE! WIN THE ARMED FORCES BOWL!
This team goes to a bowl? HAHA, what a joke. CFB is a joke…it’s all about money.
It is a Joke for sure. Any non-BCS team that goes 6-6 should not get a bowl game. This Air Force team is pretty bad, but luckily they’ll get another bad team to face in a bowl game with about 5,000 paying customers in the stands and another 15,000 comp tickets to help fill some stands. What a terrible joke of a bowl game will it be, no one will be there and no one will watch.
There are so many bowl games because people do watch. I love the fact that during bowl season, college football fans can indulge in multiple games throughout the week. I think blue fan & Jimmy should stick to baking cookies. True AF fans meanwhile, will be watching.
Yep, al lot of jealous folks on the board. A lot of power posters who can hide behind the screen. Their facts are incorrect on tickets sold, etc.
Who is AFA playing in their “bowl” game, the Little Sisters of the Poor? If they are, I’ll take the Little Sisters by 10 points…………..
I heard they were. Patrick aren’t you on the team?
Air Force has scored 66 points in its last four games for an average of 16.5 points per game. That’s a total highly unlikely to win a game given how many points the team’s defense allows.
Today’s Denver Post reports that after yesterday’s game Connor Dietz admitted both his shoulders have been bothering him. That admission may shed light on why Air Force failed to throw a single pass versus Hawaii. If you remember after the Hawaii game Troy Calhoun said the reason AFA didn’t throw a pass against the Warriors was because Hawaii used some secondary coverages Air Force wasn’t expecting. If Hawaii did use some unexpected pass coverages AFA’s coaching staff could have made some adjustments at halftime. The fact that AFA did not make adjustments raises questions as to the extent of Dietz’s injury.
Today’s Post also quotes Calhoun as saying Dietz was removed from yesterday’s game because of the accumulation of bumps and bruises he’d experienced during the season. Dietz told the Post he should be healthy in time for the team’s bowl game. In light of Dietz’s not having thrown a pass versus Hawaii and his removal from the game versus Fresno State, perhaps–and I repeat–perhaps, AFA fans should gear themselves for seeing quite a bit of Kale Pearson in the bowl game.
Television announcers during yesterday’s game applauded Calhoun’s courage/daring for having AFA try to convert fourth down situations into first downs. My own assessment is one reason AFA has gone for it on fourth down so often this season is the fact that there was little reason to have confidence in placekicker Parker Herrington given his poor performance this season. Calhoun has felt the team had a better chance of converting a fourth down than Herrington did of making a field goal attempt. I’m not impressed with the overall state of AFA’s kicking game whether it be field goal attempts, punts or kickoffs. There’s work to be done in all three areas prior to the 2013 season.
Nice to see Anthony LaCoste back on the field and scoring a TD and a conversion yesterday. That young man has battled some injuries this year and, to me, is a real gamer. I hope he can stay healthy next season.
Like many AFA fans I’ve read internet projections as to which team AFA will play next month. The team I see mentioned most frequently is East Carolina. The Pirates have gone 8-4 this season. One of their losses came, at home, versus Navy, by a score of 56-28. The Midshipmen ran the ball 69 for 512 yards for an average of 7.4 yards a carry. Here’s a link to a boxscore and recap of the game. If AFA does play ECU perhaps the Falcons’ ground game will give the Pirates similar problems to the ones they faced against Navy.
The bowl game AIr Force is when whether it is versus East Carolina or SMU or whomever from C-USA WILL BE A JOKE and no one will watch except diehard fans/alumni of those respective teams. You’re living in an Air Force Blue Dream if you believe otherwise. Let’s just hope Utah State and San Jose State go back to reality next season. And let’s hope Boise State and San Diego State really leave, otherwise Air Force is in for a world of hurt in the future. You can only play Wyoming, New Mexico, Colorado State, UNLV and a I-AA cupcake (Idaho State, Tennessee State) so many times.
BLUE don’t watch. Do you think someone cares if you watch or not.
I will be there and supporting the AF kids.
You have no idea on how finances work, etc with ticket purchases for bowls. Just negative speculation.
Lot of military that support AF in Texas, one of our highly recruited states.
No legit recruits will be watching. Just one’s with one scholarship option – Air Force. No clue you have.
Talking about one with NO clue.
Seems to me that a scholarship offer from the USAFA is one of the most sought after scholarships available on earth?
Mr. Bluefan, a fan of the blue you are not and Merry Christmas to you
and your family.
East Carolina is fine. The Falcons had a tough year with a very young team. 2012-2013 Recruiting is the key and Navy is the main competitor.
A Bowl game will keep AFA in the talk and press for another other month, along with Navy. Forget Army.
I like others with buy many tickets, etc for the military and the Bowl loves AFA as AFA has produced their Ft. Worth bowl best crowds.
AFA’s ability to travel well helps us help the Cadets and staff. The kids want to go and deserve to go. They played well, hard, and perhaps about their collective ability all year.
Now the coaches MUST recruit and get a DeRuyter clone to coach D.
The D coaches recruit and coach the D. Perhaps again we need a new staff of D. Frankly, since DeRuyter, the D recruiting and D coach results have been not great. The AFA DC was fired last winter so…
I saw no improvement, did you? D haunted the DeBerry teams as well as did the last six games of every season in the late 1990s and 2000s.
The D killed the 2011 squad which should have done much better.
A win in the AF Bowl makes the 2012 team also be 7-6 as was the 2011 edition!
Go Falcons. And supporters, buy tickets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Support your hometown team-from a Boston based guy!
Would be a ‘tough’ call to ‘fire’ a DC after allowing him only one season to instal ‘his’ system – plus having to work with someone ‘else’s’ recruits. I don’t know – a one year chance doesn’t seem fair – but in college football’s ‘must win today’ philosophy, who knows.
I’m happy that 2 of the 3 Academy teams will be going to bowl games – I wish and hope that with the war(s) winding down that Army is able to recruit better and get some players. Would be good for the Army military.
Next few years will be interesting regardless of what happens with big time TV $$$ having even more influence in the world of sports. A bit sad.
I love it when homers let FACTS get in the way of their reality. I graduated from USAFA in ’99 and played football for 2 yrs there so it’s not like I’m an outsider looking in. Bottom line, when you go 6-6 and your wins are against garbage teams to include an FCS team, you don’t deserve a bowl game. Again, in what version of life do you get rewarded for being “average” (at best)? I’ll wait for an answer.
PS And to call this team “average” right now is extremely generous.
6-6 is a 50% win/loss record.
It seems average to me.
It seems to me that our country today does a great job
of rewarding average.
An invitation to a post season bowl game is still an invitation to play one more game on national TV. Many other teams would have loved to have any invitation. The Falcons should be congratulated not villified or demeaned for their efforts this season. The AFA isn’t Notre Dame and never will be a football powerhouse, but these guys give it their all and provide a fun game to watch when they’re playing at their best. No other college/university puts a greater academic/military training burden on each player as the Academy and previous week pressures certainly influence physical and mental state at game time. While it may be frustrating to watch them lose this group of players and coaches really never quit, a tribute to the outstanding men they are and each of them deserve our respect.
Bluefan must not have ANY children who play sports because if he did he wouldn’t be talking trash about others people’s children who do. The bottom line is education and ya can’t play sports forever BLUEFAN. If it was wasn’t for kids like the young men and woman in the Air Force BLUEFAN YOU wouldn’t be able to to even watch a freaking bowl game!!