PHOENIX, AZ — After the last few seasons it wasn't a certainty that Air Force Football would play in a bowl game, but this has been their season to prove doubters wrong. The team hopes a win in the Cheez-it Bowl will prove they can hang with any team in the country.
The comeback story started at the end of last season, after the Falcons played CSU. The team did not lose a game all season by more than 10 points, so head coach Troy Calhoun felt some small adjustments would make a big difference.
After two straight 5-7 campaigns, No. 24 Air Force finally put the pieces together in 2019, the nation's third most improved team winning 10 games for the first time since 1998.
The Falcons come into the Cheez-it Bowl on a 7-game win streak with a 10-2 record. While that's already impressive they're hoping to come out 11-2.
The triple option is currently producing the third most rushing yards in college football while the defense has been rock solid, ranking 16th across the board.
Now the Academy has one last test in the air raid attack of Washington State.