Air Force 6 bowls in row, vs. Rice in Armed Forces

2:04 PM, Dec 28, 2012   |    comments
Oct 13, 2011; Colorado Springs, CO, USA; Air Force Falcons head coach Troy Calhoun (center) leads out his team before the game against the San Diego State Aztecs during the game at Falcon Stadium. The Aztecs defeated the Falcons 27-41. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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After becoming the first academy graduate to become the Falcons head coach, the team was coming off three consecutive losing seasons. He was told by some it'd be an accomplishment to get to one bowl over the next five years.

Well, Air Force (6-6) will makes its school-record sixth consecutive bowl appearance on Saturday, against Rice (6-6) in the Armed Forces Bowl.

Like Rice, which had to win its last four games just to be bowl eligible, the Falcons want to finish with a winning record.

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