Blue and Gold Illustrated

Oct. 28, 2013 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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Game Preview: Air Force What Shutdown? The Falcons' defense has been far from a gridlock group during a 1-6 start to the season I By Dan Murphy t doesn't take long to discover the main source of Air Force's dismal 1-6 record through the first half of the regular season. Already well on the way to its worst start in Troy Calhoun's seven-year tenure, the Fal- cons' defense has worked less often than the government that funds it in recent weeks. The defense ranks no higher than 102nd among Football Bowl Subdivision teams in any of the four major statistical categories. The 37.6 points per game they have allowed so far The Falcons have played in a bowl game in each of head coach Troy Calhoun's first six seasons at the helm, but that streak is in danger this year due to a struggling defense. photo courtesy air force

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