October 10, 2008 1:43 PM
Road games don't bother Falcons
Air Force is one of the few college football teams in the country that doesn't mind playing on the road.
Road games can provide a break from the rigorous routines at the Academy and coach Troy Calhoun admits many of his players welcome Saturday night's game at San Diego State.
"It can be a little bit of fresh air," Calhoun said "What you don't want to do is eat cheeseburgers and drink margaritas down on the beach at San Diego.
"There's a part of it where you have to get a little bit of rest yet at the same time you want to make sure you have that competitive edge which you always have to have."
Air Force needs to be sharp because this is an important game for the Falcons hopes for a winning season.
The Falcons have lost two straight games and have not beaten the Aztecs in their last two trips into Qualcomm Stadium.
Air Force is 3-2 overall, the same record it had two years ago when the team went to San Diego and lost to the Aztecs. It started a skid that saw the Falcons lose six of their final seven games so a win Saturday night is important considering the final two games of the season are against Mountain West Conference heavyweights BYU and TCU.