The Air Force Falcons will be determining how they react to the stomping they received from TCU last Saturday through this week's bye in their schedule. I'm hoping that they learn from and bounce back big-time next week against Tennessee State. They need to get set for the next four games starting at Navy on Oct 1, 2011 followed by Notre Dame, San Diego State, and Boise State.
In the meantime, please enjoy some interesting tidbits from the AFA press box after the jump:
The 2011 season marks the 40th year of trophy competition. Air Force defeated both Army (42-22) and Navy (14-6) last season to win the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the first time since 2002. The title is the 17th in Air Force history, which is more than any other service academy. The trophy goes annually to the winning academy with the best record in round-robin competition. The President of the United States presents the trophy to the seniors from the winning team each year at a ceremony at the White House. Air Force has a 51-27-0 all-time CIC record.
Team Record Pct.
Air Force 51-27-0 .654
Navy 40-37-1 .519
Army 25-52-1 .327
AIR FORCE VS. RANKED TEAMS:
Air Force is 16-69-4 all-time vs. ranked teams. Air Force played four ranked teams last season, posting a 1-3 record. Air Force's lone win was over No. 24 BYU, 35-14, at home.
• Air Force's 2011 schedule features six teams that played in bowl games in 2010.
• Air Force opponents were 74-75 overall last season.
• Six opponents posted winning records in 2010.
• Air Force has its first open date since 2008 in the schedule. The Falcons have played 12 straight weeks in three of head coach Troy Calhoun's five seasons at the helm.
JEFFERSON HAS THIRD MOST WINS NATIONALLY:
Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson ranks third nationally with 22 career wins as a starter. Jefferson's .688 winning percentage is the sixth-best nationally. Boise State's Kellen Moore is the leader in each category with a 39-2 (.951) career record.
Most Wins - Active FBS Quarterbacks
# Name, School Wins
1. Kellen Moore, Boise State 39
2. Case Keenum, Houston 25
3. Tim Jefferson, Air Force 22
4. Andrew Luck, Stanford 21
5. Jordan Jefferson, LSU 20
6. Russell Wilson, Wisconsin 19 (18 wins came at NC State)
7. Landry Jones, Oklahoma 19
8. Austin Davis, Southern Miss. 19
9. Matt Barkley, USC 18
10. Stephen Garcia, South Carolina 18
# Name, School Pct. (W-L)
Best Winning Percentage - Active FBS Quarterbacks
1. Kellen Moore, Boise State .951 (39-2)
2. Andrew Luck, Stanford .808 (21-5)
3. Landry Jones, Oklahoma .760 (19-6)
4. Jordan Jefferson, LSU .741 (20-7)
5. Matt Barkley, USC .720 (18-7)
6. Tim Jefferson, Air Force .688 (22-10)
7. Case Keenum, Houston .658 (25-13)
8. Kirk Cousins, Michigan State .654 (17-9)
9. Austin Davis, Southern Miss .593 (19-13)
10. Stephen Garcia, South Carolina .580 (18-13)
11. G.J. Kinne, Tulsa .577 (15-11)
CLARK CAREER RUSHING NUMBERS
: Senior tailback Asher Clark is fifth in Air Force history in career rushing yards with 2,581. Clark is second among tailbacks, trailing only Chad Hall (2005-07), who had 2,606.
# Name, Years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yards
1. Dee Dowis, 1986-89 . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,612
2. Beau Morgan, 1994-96 . . . . . . . . . 3,379
3. John Kershner, 1980-83 . . . . . . . . . 2,726
4. Chad Hall, 2005-07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,606
5. Asher Clark, 2008-Pres. . . . . . . . . 2,581