Air Force out to snap losing streak at BYU

Originally Published: September 24, 2003
By Ed Graney | Special to
The numbers are telling: Air Force hasn't won at BYU since 1982, a streak of seven Cougar home victories. "Maybe it's something in the water down there," said Falcons coach Fisher DeBerry. "We haven't had much luck in Provo, but neither have a lot of teams. This is obviously an important game for both teams. After it, one will still be in first place and the other will be moving down."

  • Air Force also began last season 4-0, but DeBerry senses this year's team can better handle such early success. "This is a more mature team," he said. "Last year at this time, the players were having fun and giggling and just felt fortunate to have gotten off to such a start. But now, we've battled back in some games and have a better knowledge of what we're doing. But I still don't think you really find out about a team until after five or six games."