AFA hopes to end losing skid, spike MWC prestige

By Jim Benton,

Fort Worth, Texas, December 30, 2009 – New Year’s Eve is generally a time when people enjoy themselves but Air Force football players Peter Lusk and Ben Garland have not had much fun the past two years.  Air Force has lost the past two Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl games, both played on the morning of New Year’s Eve, but the Falcons will get a chance to snap its losing streak Thursday morning when they take on Houston at Amon G. Carter Stadium.   ”We’ve had fun during the week but at end of the day, it’s a football game and whether you win or lose it’s how you feel afterwards,” Lusk a 250-pound senior offensive lineman said during Wednesday’s pre-game press conference. “I think back to the last two years and after the game, it’s New Year’s and we all want to go out and have fun but we felt rotten. All we did is sit in the hotel room and get the night over with.  We all really want to pull out a win here.’’