We have us some Thanksgiving service academy football today and I, for one, could not be more thankful. Sandwiched perfectly between the first two NFL games, this one might actually gain some more viewers than it would on a normal Saturday as everyone is gathered around the television recovering from grandma’s stuffing and waiting patiently on Dak, Zeke, and co.
We got you covered on all the info you need in order to tune into the game, and especially for those of you who wouldn’t normally tune into the Falcons and Rams, let us fill you in on the two teams you will be watching!
Opponent: Colorado State University
Current Record: Colorado State 3-8 (2-5 MWC); Air Force 4-7 (2-5 MWC)
City: Colorado Springs, CO
Stadium: Falcon Stadium
Surface: Synthetic Turf (new in 2018)
Tickets: Starting at $17 on StubHub
Kickoff Time: 3:30 pm ET
TV: CBS Sports Network: Rich Waltz (play-by-play); Aaron Murray (analyst), Amanda Balionis (sidelines)
Radio: KVOR AM 740 in Colorado Springs, CO; The Fan 104.3 in Denver
Satellite: Sirius and XM Ch. 81
Odds: Air Force is favored -14.5; O/U is 64; check out our betting picks for the game here
All-Time Series: 34-21-1 in favor of Air Force
Last Game: Air Force won 45-28; it was a 49-46 barn burner victory for the Falcons last time they played in Falcon Stadium in 2016
Weather Forecast: Kick-off temps around 57 degrees, cloudy with 0% chance of rain, winds from the S at 7 MPH.
Air Force Head Coach: Troy Calhoun is in his 12th season with the team. His overall record as a head coach is 86-67. His record against Colorado State is 9-2.
Colorado State Head Coach: Mike Bobo is in his 4th year with the Rams. His overall record as a head coach is 24-26. He is 0-3 against the Falcons.
Ram-Falcon Trophy: It wouldn’t be the final regular season game without a rivalry trophy. The Falcons won’t be bringing the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy back to Colorado Springs this year, but they can keep the Ram-Falcon Trophy at home. Starting in 1980, this is the 39th year the two teams have played for the trophy.
Interesting Game Note: This is only the 3rd time ever Air Force has played on Thanksgiving Day and the first time they have ever played at home. They are 0-2, falling to #5 Notre Dame in 1972 and San Diego State in 1996.
Colorado State on the other hand has played in 41 Thanksgiving games and is 15-24-2 in those contests.
All white for the Rams.
Air Power Legacy AC-130 Unis for the Falcons!
Flyover: 2x F-16’s
Tomorrow’s aircraft selection ✈️✈️ pic.twitter.com/ZwzQhd6P5l— Air Force Falcons (@AF_Falcons) November 22, 2018
Hype: Let’s check out the hype video for those AC-130 uniforms one last time!
Don’t forget to join us on Twitter @AAE_SBN or here in the Game Thread during the game as we spend our Thanksgiving afternoon watching service academy football together!