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Air Force football game rescheduled

Posted at 3:32 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 17:32:18-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Air Force Falcons Football team was scheduled to play the New Mexico Lobos this Saturday, November 9th.

Due to the death Tuesday of a New Mexico player, the has now been rescheduled for Saturday, November 23 at noon MT.

"In light of the circumstances and following a thorough review of all factors, which included multiple conversations with both institutions, the Conference office has determined this is the appropriate course of action," Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson said. "Our focus is on the family, friends and teammates who have been affected during this difficult time."

Air Force Academy Athletics Director, Nathan Pine released the following statement.

"We share New Mexico's grief over the tragic loss of Nahje Flowers and offer our deepest condolences. Air Force will now make the necessary steps to go along with Commissioner Craig Thompson and the Mountain West's unprecedented decision to cancel this weekend's game and reschedule. While Air Force has been disadvantaged by the decision, it pales in comparison to the loss New Mexico experienced."

According to the AFA, revised broadcast information and other details will be announced when they become available.