Long-snapper Austin Cutting is the first player drafted from Air Force since 1999 but may not be able to join the Vikings right away because he is obligated to fulfill 24 months of service upon graduation.
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Aurora the falcon, one of Air Force's mascots, is expected to recover after sustaining injuries during a prank involving West Point cadets.
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An Air Force falcon injured at West Point during a prank before Saturday's annual rivalry game between the two service academies is back home and showing signs of improvement.
A 22-year-old falcon mascot of the Air Force Academy was injured during the football team's trip to face Army this weekend.
The Mountain West announced football official Jim Adams has been suspended for two games due to what it referred to as "inappropriate conduct toward game management personnel."
Air Force defensive coordinator Steve Russ left for another job in the offseason, but Falcons head coach Troy Calhoun is in no rush to name a replacement.
FPI: Broncos overwhelming favorites vs. Falcons
Air Force has won three in a row against Boise State, and can do something that only one current FBS team (Washington State from 1997-2001) has accomplished: beat the Broncos in four straight meetings. However, ESPN's FPI likes Boise State's chances at home on Saturday.