1957 Air Force Falcons football team

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1957 Air Force Falcons football
Air Force Falcons logo 1963-1994.png
Conference Independent
1957 record 3–6–1
Head coach Buck Shaw (2nd season)
Home stadium DU Stadium
Denver, Colorado
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Navy         9 1 1
No. 10 Notre Dame         7 3 0
No. 18 Army         7 2 0
Drake         7 2 0
Penn State         6 3 0
Detroit         6 3 0
Dayton         6 3 1
Oklahoma State         6 3 1
Boston University         5 3 0
Holy Cross         5 3 1
Syracuse         5 3 1
Pacific (CA)         5 3 2
Rutgers         5 4 0
Miami (FL)         5 4 1
Florida State         4 6 0
Pittsburgh         4 6 0
Air Force         3 6 1
Colgate         3 6 0
Villanova         3 6 0
San Jose State         3 7 0
Texas Tech         2 8 0
Marquette         0 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1957 Air Force Falcons football team represented the United States Air Force Academy in the 1957 college football season. For its first three years, the academy was housed at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado,[1] adjacent to Denver, until August 1958.[2] Until Falcon Stadium opened in 1962, Air Force played home games at DU Stadium at the University of Denver.[3]

They were led by second-year head coach Buck Shaw and played the third season for Air Force Academy football. The Falcons were independent, and finished with a record of 3–6–1.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 20 at UCLA L.A. Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA [4] L  0–47   33,293
September 28 Occidental DU StadiumDenver, CO W 40–6    
October 5 Detroit DU Stadium • Denver, CO W 19–12    
October 11 at George Washington Griffith StadiumWashington, D.C. [5] L  0–20   12,000
October 26 at Tulsa Skelly StadiumTulsa, OK L  7–12    
November 2 at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY [6] T  7–7    
November 9 at Denver DU Stadium • Denver, CO [7] L 14–26    
November 16 2:00 pm at Utah Ute StadiumSalt Lake City, UT [8][9] L  0–34    
November 23 New Mexico DU Stadium • Denver, CO [10] W 34–21    
November 30 Colorado State DU Stadium • Denver, CO (Rivalry) L  7–20    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Mountain Time.

Source:[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Air Force Academy dedicated at Lowry". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. July 12, 1955. p. 1. 
  2. ^ "Air Force cadets move to new site". Eugene register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. August 29, 1958. p. 1A. 
  3. ^ O'Neil, Devon (November 8, 2010). "Taking in an Air Force game a real rush". ESPN. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ "UCLA outclasses Air Cadets". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. September 21, 1957. p. 6. 
  5. ^ "GW bounces Air Academy". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 12, 1957. p. 6. 
  6. ^ "More bad news hits Wyoming grid forces". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). United Press. November 1, 1957. p. 12B. 
  7. ^ Miller, Hack (November 6, 1957). "Skyliners use intersectional yardstick in weekend tilts". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. 8B. 
  8. ^ "Falcons vs. Redskins". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). (rosters). November 15, 1957. p. 4B. 
  9. ^ Miller, Hack (November 18, 1957). "Redskins, Cats, Pokes juggle Skyline football championship". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. 1D. 
  10. ^ "Air Academy routs New Mexico 31-0". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 24, 1957. p. 2, sports. 
  11. ^ "Air Force Falcons football schedule". goairforcefalcons.com. Retrieved March 7, 2016.