Football: Air Force hosts service academy rival Navy

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The U.S. Air Force Academy football team takes on rival U.S. Naval Academy at 2 p.m. MDT Oct. 4 in Falcon Stadium here. 

The Falcons are coming off an open date following a 30-23 loss at home to Utah Sept. 20, and the Navy enters the game following a 24-17 win at No. 15 Wake Forest. 

The Air Force holds a 3-1 record, 1-1 in the Mountain West Conference under head coach Troy Calhoun. 

Air Force, Army and Navy compete each year for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, which is emblematic of service academy football supremecy. The trophy goes annually to the winning academy with the best record in round-robin competition. The president presents the trophy to the seniors from the winning team each year at a ceremony at the White House. The 2008 season marks the 37th year of trophy competition. 

Air Force has a 46-25-0 all-time CIC record and has won 16 trophy titles. Air Force's overall record and number of trophy titles are best among the three academies. Air Force finished second in the 2007 CIC Trophy chase after its 31-20 loss at Navy Sept. 29 and 30-10 win vs. Army Nov. 3. Navy won the trophy for the fifth consecutive year by beating both Air Force and Army. 

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