Air Force Football Game at New Mexico Rescheduled following Death of Player

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Due to yesterday’s death of a New Mexico football student-athlete, the Air Force at New Mexico football game, which was originally slated for this Saturday, November 9, has been rescheduled.

The Falcons and Lobos game will be played on Saturday, November 23 at noon MT. Revised broadcast information and other details will be announced as they become available.

“In light of the circumstances and following a thorough review of all factors, which included multiple conversations with both institutions, the Conference office has determined this is the appropriate course of action,” Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson said. “Our focus is on the family, friends and teammates who have been affected during this difficult time.”

Statement from Air Force Academy Director of Athletics Nathan Pine

“We share New Mexico’s grief over the tragic loss of Nahje Flowers and offer our deepest condolences. Air Force will now make the necessary steps to go along with Commissioner Craig Thompson and the Mountain West’s unprecedented decision to cancel this weekend’s game and reschedule. While Air Force has been disadvantaged by the decision, it pales in comparison to the loss New Mexico experienced.”