Army comes to Colorado Springs Saturday to face the Air Force Football team at 130 on 740 KVOR. The largest crowd of the year will gather to watch the Falcons try and end a 2 game losing streak against the Black Knights. Regardless of the outcome the Falcons won’t win the Commander In Chiefs Trophy this year, and for Army, even if they lose Saturday, they can retain the trophy by beating Navy in early December. However, that does not mean this game has no significance. While the programs respect each other, they do not like each other. I’ve always sensed there’s a bit more hatred in this rivalry than there is against Navy. Army is the oldest of the service academies, Air Force the youngest. But up until the last few years it’s always been the Falcons dominating the Black Knights. That changed when Jeff Monken came on board. To his credit he has made this game more relevant to Army supporters. He is a fiery head coach, and his team plays with aggression and passion, and with that came success. Army has won the last 2 C-I-C trophies. The first of those trophies came in 2017 when Army rolled into Falcon Stadium and shut out Air Force 21-0. Even though that was 2 years ago the Falcons still remember that game as they do last years’ contest at West Point when the Black Knights stopped the Falcons on 4th down to preserve a 17-14 win. Army has to win 4 of 5 to go to a bowl. Air Force will go bowling somewhere this season. So even though the C-I-C trophy fades to the background Saturday, this game still means a lot to both teams. At the end of the day both squads will come together as the respective alma maters play. Air Force is hoping to sing second.
Air Force and Army-Saturday November 2nd at 130 on 740 KVOR.