The Air Force Falcons will travel to Boise, Idaho and play the Western Michigan Broncos on the blue turf in the Idaho Potato Bowl. It will be Air Force's first time playing in the bowl game and it will also be playing the Broncos for the first time in school history. For Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun, he returns to a bowl game with his team for the seventh time in his eight year coaching career. Last season was the first time Calhoun (2-4 bowl record) had not had one of his teams qualify for a bowl game. It will be the 24th bowl game in Air Force history. The Falcons are currently 10-12-1 overall with their bowl record.
Air Force enters the game with a lot of momentum having won five of their last six games overall including a last second win over in-state rival Colorado State on November 29th by the score of 27-24. The Falcons will be playing a MAC opponent for the second time in Calhoun's coaching career. Toledo defeated the Falcons 42-41 in the 2011 Military Bowl in Washington D.C. Western Michigan will be led into the game by 2014 MAC Coach of the Year P.J. Fleck and 2014 Freshman and Offensive Player of the Year Jarvion Franklin. It will be the first time that Western Michigan has played in this bowl game as well.
WHEN: Saturday, November 20, 3:45 PM MST
WHERE: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho (Capacity - 37,000)
2014 SEASON: Air Force, 9-3, 5-3 (MW); Western Michigan Broncos, 8-4, 6-2 (MAC)
SERIES RECORD:: Air Force-Western Michigan first meeting in history
LAST BOWL GAME:: Rice 33 Air Force 14 (2012 Armed Forces Bowl); Purdue 37 Western Michigan 32 (2011 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl)