2008 Air Force Falcons football team

The 2008 Air Force Falcons football team represented the United States Air Force Academy during the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Air Force competed as a member of the Mountain West Conference (MWC). The team was led by second-year head coach Troy Calhoun and played their home games at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons finished the season 8–5, 5–3 in Mountain West play to finish in fourth place. They were invited to the Armed Forces Bowl where they lost to Houston.

2008 Air Force Falcons football
Air Force Falcons logo.svg
Armed Forces Bowl, L 28–34 vs. Houston
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2008 record8–5 (5–3 MW)
Head coachTroy Calhoun (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorClay Hendrix and Blane Morgan
Offensive schemeTriple option
Defensive coordinatorTim DeRuyter
Home stadiumFalcon Stadium
(Capacity: 46,511)
Seasons
← 2007
2009 →
2008 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 Utah $   8 0         13 0  
No. 7 TCU   7 1         11 2  
No. 25 BYU   6 2         10 3  
Air Force   5 3         8 5  
Colorado State   4 4         7 6  
UNLV   2 6         5 7  
New Mexico   2 6         4 8  
Wyoming   1 7         4 8  
San Diego State   1 7         2 10  
  • $ – Conference champion and BCS representative as top non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3012:00 p.m.Southern Utah*W 41–739,180
September 61:30 p.m.at WyomingCBSCSW 23–323,168
September 139:05 a.m.at Houston**W 31–282,546
September 202:00 p.m.No. 20 Utah
  • Falcon Stadium
  • Colorado Springs, CO
VersusL 23–3036,952
October 42:00 p.m.Navy*
VersusL 27–3346,339
October 117:30 p.m.at San Diego StateThe MtnW 35–1043,630
October 188:00 p.m.at UNLVThe MtnW 29–2821,055
October 236:00 p.m.New Mexico
  • Falcon Stadium
  • Colorado Springs, CO
CBSCSW 23–1025,101
November 110:00 a.m.at Army*ESPNUW 16–737,409
November 84:00 p.m.Colorado State
The MtnW 38–1739,052
November 151:30 p.m.No. 16 BYU
  • Falcon Stadium
  • Colorado Springs, CO
CBSCSL 24–3842,177
November 221:30 p.m.at No. 15 TCUVersusL 10–4432,823
December 3110:00 a.m.vs. Houston*
ESPNL 28–3441,127
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

  • QB Tim Jefferson, Fr.

ReferencesEdit