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Air Force set for San Jose State in conference opener

Posted at 10:44 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 00:44:35-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — After a three-week hiatus, the Air Force football program returns to action Saturday when they travel to San Jose State (8:30 p.m.) in the Mountain West Conference opener.

"It's just a bunch of guys that love to compete, love to get after it," senior Falcons linebacker Will Trawick said. "Every single week no matter who we're playing. Really looking forward to Saturday and the opportunity to play some football."

Following their 40-7 blowout win over Navy to open their season, six of the falcons final seven contests will be against MWC foes.

Troy Calhoun's team has had solid success facing off against the Spartans, currently 4-1 all-time in their meetings.

Last season, Air Force topped SJSU 41-24 at Falcon Stadium and held off their West Coast opponent 41-38 in their last showdown at Spartan Stadium back in 2016.

With both squads working in almost entirely new rosters on offense and defense, this conference tilt should serve as a good litmus test heading into the heart of their schedules.

"Being on the road won't be a challenge but it will be our first time this year," senior Falcons receiver Daniel Morris said. "We have a lot of guys, it's going to be their first time as well. Just playing against them, they're a good conference opponent and give us a run for our money. That's all I see as being a challenge for us."