COLORADO SPRINGS — After upsetting Colorado 30-23 in overtime this past Saturday at Folsom Field, the Air Force football team (2-0) now travels West to take on No. 20 Boise State (2-0) Friday night at 7 p.m.
"I think we need a little more energy," senior linebacker Kyle Johnson said. "It's just what I'm feeling personally. I know I'm ready to go, I think we're locked in and maybe taking a little more of a mature approach to this game."
It will be a tough test against the uber-talented Broncos in the Mountain West Conference opener. The blue turf at Albertson Stadium is one of the more difficult environments in college football and the Falcons expect a tough 60-minute football game.
"Obviously it's our conference opener and with it being Boise State it's a big game," senior tight end Kade Waguespack said. "I started my first game at Boise my sophomore year. The crowd is electric, definitely a different atmosphere than most Mountain West schools when you play at their place, it's definitely going to be a competitive game."
AFA has dropped their last two games against Boise St. after winning the three previous contests. After topping the Buffaloes, a win over the preseason MWC favorites could vault the Falcons into the AP Top 25. One of the team's goals in a season full of them.
"We're on to the next week, we're on to Boise, we want to get ranked, that's where we're headed," junior running back Kadin Remsberg said after the win over Colorado. "We feel great but we're coming in tomorrow and prepping."