Aug 31, 2011 1:41 AM by Lee Douglas
Opening day in major league baseball in special. It's a little different than the other 161 games.
The same is apparently true in college football. The Air Force Falcons open the season Saturday at home against South Dakota. News 5 Sports Director Lee Douglas asked some of the players and head coach Troy Calhoun if they thought the opener was special.
Calhoun said, "I think so. You know Lee every single day there's something different. There is something unique. But whenever you begin a season, whenever you kick it off, absolutely."
"It's completely different than any other game throughout the year just because it is the first one," said senior safety Jon Davis.
Senior quarterback Tim Jefferson added, "Being able to go out and play just brings chills down your body especially on the first game of the season. Just imagine some of these freshmen who are going to experience what Falcon Stadium is like on a Saturday afternoon."
The Falcons are 29-8 overall in season openers at home. They are 4-0 under head coach Troy Calhoun.
Air Force and South Dakota kick off at noon Saturday at Falcon Stadium