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What Falcons fans need to know as Air Force hits the road, again, after a disappointing trip to West Point: Who, where, when: Air Force (5-4, 4-1 Mountain West Conference) at San Diego State (7-1, 4-1 MWC), Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Pacific (1:30 Mountain, 3:30 Eastern) TV: NBC Sports Network (Ari Wolfe and Blaine Fowler have the call) Gambling is illegal in most states: San Diego State is an 8-point favorite. Top of the Mountain: The MWC has four teams with one loss jammed atop the conference, meaning Saturday’s game could serve as a title eliminator of sorts. Fresno State and…

What Falcons and Black Knights fans need to know as Air Force fights for bowl eligibility and Army attempts to pull a home upset. Who, where, when: Air Force (5-3, 4-1 Mountain West Conference) at Army (1-7), Saturday, noon Eastern. TV: CBS Sports Network (Ben Holden and Randy Cross have the call). Gambling is illegal in most states: Air Force is a 7.5-point favorite. Would Air Force coach Troy Calhoun agree with that line?: Probably not, given all of Army’s advantages. Air Force’s advantages: David Ramsay at The (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Gazette has the stats — Air Force has beaten…

What Falcons fans need to know as Air Force hosts the Nevada Wolf Pack for the first time … under the Friday night lights. Who, where, when: Nevada (6-2, 3-1 Mountain West Conference) at Air Force (4-3, 3-1 MWC), tonight, 6 p.m. Mountain time (8 p.m. Eastern). TV: CBS Sports Network (Brad Johansen and Doug Chapman have the call). Gambling is illegal in most states (but not Nevada): Nevada is a 3.5-point favorite. RB news, Part I: Last week, the Falcons allowed 338 yards rushing to New Mexico’s Kasey Carrier, yet still came away with a victory over the Lobos.…

What Falcons fans need to know as Air Force tries to end a weekend above .500 for the first time since its season-opener. Who, where, when: New Mexico (4-3, 1-1 Mountain West Conference) at Air Force (3-3, 2-1 MWC), Saturday, 5 p.m. Mountain time (7 p.m. Eastern). TV: Root Sports (Tim Neverett and Sed Bonner have the call; check here to see if you get the game). Gambling is illegal in most states: Air Force is an 11-point favorite. Rising from the desert: New Mexico has won two straight games — its first win streak since 2008. New head coach…

The latest on a variety of service academy depth-chart issues: Air Force: The Falcons’ backfield kept the team’s training staff busy after Saturday’s win over Wyoming — seniors Connor Dietz, Cody Getz and Mike DeWitt, along with sophomore Broam Hart, all are nursing injuries, according to The Denver Post. Getz, the nation’s No. 2-ranked rusher, is questionable with an ankle injury, as is fullback Hart (broken bone in wrist, damaged knuckles). Dietz (sore shoulders, knee) and DeWitt (lingering foot injury) are more likely to play Saturday against New Mexico, the Post reports. Army: Senior linebacker Nate Combs will miss Saturday’s…

What Air Force fans need to know as the Falcons try to bounce back from a heartbreaker: Who, where, when: Air Force (2-3, 1-1 Mountain West Conference) at Wyoming (1-4, 0-1 MWC), Saturday, 5 p.m. Mountain time (7 p.m. EST). TV: Root Sports (Tim Neverett and Sed Bonner have the call; check here for channel listings). Gambling is illegal in most states: Air Force is a three-point favorite. Bad-luck Cowboys: For the second week in a row, Wyoming’s defense runs into the nation’s leading rusher. Last week, the Cowboys held Nevada’s Stefphon Jefferson to 78 yards on the ground –…

The basics from both sides as Navy and Air Force kick off the quest for the 2012 Commander in Chief’s Trophy. Who, where, when: Navy (1-3) at Air Force (2-2, 1-1 Mountain West Conference), Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Mountain time (11:30 a.m. Eastern). Wait, when? Yes, 11:30 a.m. Part of a CBS-TV doubleheader that includes Florida at LSU at 3:30 p.m. Eastern. (Spero Dedes and Steve Beuerlein have the call from Colorado Springs.) Gambling is illegal in most states: Air Force is an eight-point favorite. The last time: Navy overcame an 18-point deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the 2011…

Seven news bites as the first Commander in Chief’s Trophy battle nears: 1. Sad Navy news. Navy slotback John Howell’s football career likely ended Saturday. The senior suffered a right knee injury in the first quarter against San Jose State and was helped off the field; he watched Monday’s workout from the sidelines on crutches, according to this Washington Times report, and Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo said Howell wouldn’t play again this season. Howell racked up more than 500 yards rushing at Navy, including 60 this season on just six carries. Expect junior Darius Staten and senior Bo Snelson…

Ten quick¬† links, notes and news bits from the service academy’s football weekend: 1. Honor in defeat. Army junior running back Raymond Maples set the stat book on fire Saturday at Wake Forest, but his 140 yards rushing on just 15 carries (plus a receiving touchdown) weren’t enough to prevent a 49-37 loss — Army’s third straight. It was enough to earn him offensive player of the week honors among football independents. 2. Ground game update. Maples is also sixth on the Football Bowl Subdivision rushing list, averaging more than 135 yards a game. Air Force senior Cody Getz is…

What Air Force fans need to know as the Falcons begin Mountain West Conference play. Who, where, when: Air Force (1-1, 0-0 MWC) at UNLV (0-3, 0-0 MWC), Saturday, 10 p.m. Eastern. TV: Altitude (check here to see if it’s available in your area; Barry Tompkins and Jay Leeuwenberg have the call) Gambling is illegal in most states (but not Nevada): Air Force is a 10.5-point favorite. Comforts of home?: This will be UNLV’s fourth-straight home game to open the season. They’ve loss all by eight points or less, including last week’s 35-27 defeat at the hands of Washington State.…

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