Air Force prepares for Boise State showdown Saturday

Posted at 11:16 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 01:16:11-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Air Force football team will look to rebound in a big way Saturday when they host No. 25 Boise State at Falcon Stadium (4 p.m.).

Following a 40-7 win in their opener against Navy, the Falcons struggled at San Jose State, falling 17-6 to even their record at 1-1 on the season.

Troy Calhoun's squad will have to play significantly better against a Broncos team which toppled Utah State 42-13 in their opener.

"We have to go out and execute how we execute, play Air Force football," senior offensive lineman Adam Jewell said. "Each position needs to stick to their fundamentals and play their game. And if the offense and defense can do that I think we have a pretty good shot of coming out on top."

BSU has won three-straight in this series, including a tight 30-19 showdown last year in Boise. If Air Force is going to have any chance to contend in the Mountain West this season, this conference matchup is one they have to have.

"It's going to hit different, being a top 25 opponent means a lot," senior defensive back Elisha Palm said. "To all the people who know who Boise State is and what they're about."