Saturday's scheduled game between Air Force and host New Mexico has been postponed two weeks due to the death of Lobos junior defensive tackle Nahje Flowers.
Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson said the game will played be played Nov. 23 in Albuquerque, N.M.
"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," Thompson said in a statement. "Our focus is on the family, friends and teammates who have been affected during this difficult time."
New Mexico announced the death of the 21-year-old Flowers on Tuesday. No cause of death was revealed.
Air Force athletic director Nathan Pine expressed his feelings in a statement.
"We share New Mexico's grief over the tragic loss of Nahje Flowers and offer our deepest condolences," Pine said. "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."
Flowers had 13 tackles and 1.5 sacks in six games this season.
--Field Level Media