Air Force To Officially Host Navy In Football This Fall
Falcons will likely be the only Mountain West team to play this fall.
Army game is to be determined.
Air Force teased everyone last week about playing Commander-In-Chief games between Navy and Army, but now it is official that the Falcons will host the Midshipman.
Falcons athletics director Nathan Pine was on KVOR and confirmed the game vs. Navy is happening.
“We are going to have an opportunity to play our service academy rivals, which is very important,” Pine said Monday morning.
— Air Force Football (@AF_Football) September 14, 2020
This is beyond great news for Air Force to be able to play football this fall and specifically against its armed services rivals in Navy and Army.
The Navy game will be hosted at Falcons Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. MT and air on CBS Sports Network.
Those hoping to be at the game will be out of luck as the Academy is only allowing cadets to the game and they will be socially distanced and wearing masks. The base remains closed to the public.
All fans holding tickets to the Navy game will receive a credit on their account towards a future Air Force ticket purchase, including the 2021 football season tickets.
Athletic Director's message to Falcon Nation https://t.co/n8T1kwy6AS
— Air Force Falcons (@AF_Falcons) September 14, 2020
So far this year, the Midshipman are 0-1 after suffering a 55-3 loss at home to BYU and will have one more game prior to traveling to Colorado Springs as they will be on the road vs. Tulane on Sept. 19.
The Army game is not yet confirmed and Pine was not forthcoming with specific information about that game during his KVOR interview. He did say this game could be moved up. The Falcons are scheduled to play the second leg of the Commander-In-Chief game at Army Saturday, Nov. 7, at 9:30 a.m. MT and broadcast on CBS.