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Air Force looking to snap skid at New Mexico

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Posted at 11:11 PM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 01:11:20-05

The Air Force football team (8-2, 5-1 MWC) will travel to New Mexico (2-8, 0-6 MWC) this weekend for a rescheduled showdown with the Lobos.

Fresh off a 38-21 win at Colorado State, the Falcons head to Albuquerque on a season-best five game winning streak.

However, AFA has struggled at Dreamstyle Stadium, having lost three straight games to UNM on their home turf. A motivated team, the "Kings of Colorado" are making sure to be prepared for a tough contest Saturday at 12 p.m.

"We're not taking this game lightly because of how we've played down there," senior linebacker Jake Ksiaszek said. "Especially defensively, so everyone is super focused."

Air Force cruised to a 42-24 win against New Mexico at Falcon Stadium last year but have fallen by 56-38, 47-35 and 45-37 final scores in their last three meetings in the Land of Enchantment.

Troy Calhoun's team hasn't won on the road against the Lobos since 2011, something the veteran-laden squad is focused on changing.

"New Mexico has had our number the past few years, coach made that clear in our team meeting on Monday," senior wide receiver Geraud Sanders said. "We're not taking them lightly at all even though we had an extra week to get ready for them. We are treating this like any other team, they have our full respect and we're going to go out this week and execute the way we know how."