Colorado, Air Force to renew in-state football rivalry

It has been nearly forty years since Air Force and Colorado have played each other on the gridiron and it will have been nearly fifty before they actually play again. Fear not, Falcons and Buffaloes fans, your teams will finally play each other after nearly a half-century of waiting.

The two teams have confirmed a home-and-home series that will begin in 2020. The Falcons will travel to Boulder that year and in 2022, the Buffaloes will go to Colorado Springs.

Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton said that he is very excited for the series. “I’m very excited to announce that Air Force and Colorado will renew a series that, by the time we play, will be almost 50 years between games. This is great for college football and great for our state. I think both fan bases will be thrilled to see that we are playing in football, as our schools have enjoyed healthy scheduling in other sports.”

The Buffaloes and Falcons last played each other in 1974, which Colorado won 28-27. The Buffaloes lead the all-time series, which began in 1958 and ran every season until 1974, 12-4.

The Buffaloes are also on a five-game win streak in the rivalry, but with the way Colorado has fell from football glory in years past, it is hard to say if they will keep that win streak going when the two teams meet in five years.

This rivalry should be fun for fans to watch. Let’s just hope that these games could mean something in the national college football scene and not just be an in-state rivalry.

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