The Air Force Falcons will open the 2017 football season vs. the VMI Keydets, according to a tweet from VMI defensive coordinator Tom Clark.
VMI (Virginia Military Institute) is a member of the Southern Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Keydets finished the 2016 season 3-8 overall and 1-7 in conference play.
Air Force and VMI have never met on the gridiron. The Keydets are 1-14 against Army and 0-10 against Navy.
The addition of VMI gives Air Force four non-conference games for the 2017 season. The Falcons also travel to Michigan (Sept. 16) and Navy (Oct. 1) and host Army (Nov. 4).
In Mountain West play, Air Force is scheduled to host San Diego State, UNLV, Utah State, and Wyoming and travel to Boise State, Colorado State, Nevada, and New Mexico.