Air Force heads to Hawai'i for showdown with Rainbow Warriors

Posted at 7:47 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 06:48:47-04

The Air Force football team (4-2, 2-1) heads back on the road this weekend for a Saturday night (9 p.m.) showdown with Hawai'i.

"We're there for business so like coach said yesterday, if you want to go to Hawaii after the season he'd love to go with us," senior wide receiver Geraud Sanders said. "I'd love to go back to Hawai'i on my own time, participate in activities but we're in and out with one mission only."

The Falcons will continue their Air Power Legacy Series by sporting gray alternate uniforms to honor the C-17 aircraft along with the names of nine different Air Force bases around the country.

After bouncing back with a 43-24 win over Fresno State at home Saturday, AFA now turns their attention to a road tilt with the Rainbow Warriors (4-2, 2-1), a team that has shared similar success this season.

Overall, Air Force is 7-5-1 at Aloha Stadium and 13-7-1 in the series overall. However, after dropping road contests at Boise State and Navy, Troy Calhoun's team needs to focus on the task at hand if they hope to return to Colorado Springs with a big Mountain West Conference win.

"It's a business trip, stay locked in," senior offensive lineman Christopher Mitchell said. "We're headed to a beautiful location to play, but at the end of the day we're there to play a game. So stay locked in and ready to go."