On Saturday, the Colorado Buffaloes will face off the Air Force Falcons at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs. The Buffaloes have the upper hand in the overall series 12-5 over the Falcons, though this will be the first time since 1974 that the Buffaloes will be coming back to Falcon Stadium.
There is a long history between these two teams that kept them from playing against each other for an extended period of time, until 2019 when Air Force returned to Boulder to hand Colorado a defeat in overtime. Nearly 50 years later, the Buff’s are returning to Colorado Springs.
Colorado will be the first team from a Power Five Conference to visit Falcon Stadium since Aaron Rogers led Cal Bears, back in 2004. Unfortunately for the Buffaloes, Aaron Rogers isn’t on their sideline. Fresh off of a very disappointing 38-13 week one loss to TCU, they are looking for answers.
The season is early though, and this is going to be a great opportunity for Colorado to try and right the ship with a win over their in-state counterparts. On the other side, the Falcons need to build off of last week’s effort. Their opponents this week will be a much stiffer challenge than last week’s FCS suitor.
On one hand, against an inferior FCS opponent last week, the Falcons lost two fumbles. A potential third fumble was reversed upon review, as it was determined that Emmanuel Michel’s knee was down. These turnovers occurred while the win was all but secured, but turnovers are the number one way Colorado could steal a victory against Air Force.
On the other hand, Colorado went into halftime down just one before getting outscored in the second half 31-7. TCU scored just seven points in the first half last week. They were carved up for nearly 300 yards last week, while the Falcons racked up almost 600 yards on the ground.
Colorado vs Air Force Game Information
- Date: 09/10/2022
- Time: 03:30 PM ET
- Location: Falcon StadiumUS Air Force Academy,CO
- How to Watch Colorado vs Air Force: SECN
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
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