Armed Forces Bowl Previews
2012 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Preview:
The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will pit the Air Force Falcons against the Rice Owls at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. After starting the season at 1-5 the Falcons produced one of the most impressive finishes of the regular season winning 5 of their last 6 to become bowl eligible for the third time in 50 years. The Owls will need to preserve that intensity as they head into the Armed Forces Bowl against Air Force, the second ranked rushing offense in the nation. With both teams harnessing an impressive run game, this years Armed Forces Bowl will be won in the trenches.
2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Preview:
The 8-4 Tulsa Golden Hurricanes bring a three-bowl winning streak (and seven of eight overall) into their Armed Forces Bowl tilt with the newly independent 9-3 BYU Cougars. These two teams have high0scoring offenceses, averaging scores of more than 30 per game, with Tulsa's going up against four then-top 10 teams: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Houston, and Boise State. The question is which team's defense will wear out quicker? It's sure to be a barn-burner in Texas this December 30th, so get your tickets today!
2010 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Preview:
When the Army Black Knights and C-USA's SMU Mustangs meet in the Armed Forces Bowl on December 30th, it will be an amazing testament to the job both teams' coaches are doing. For Army, Rich Ellerson has led the team to its first bowl since 1996, a span that only saw them win more than three games four times. For SMU, June Jones brought his patented run-and-shoot offense with him and made the Mustangs post-season players in consecutive years for the first time since '83-'84.
SMU's offense is led by super-sophomore quarterback Kyle Padron, who's thrown for 3,526 yards and 29 touchdowns and running back Zach Line, who ran for 1,391 yards and 10 scores. Even those gaudy numbers, however, don't help make either of SMU's units rank as high as Army's 9th-ranked rushing offense. Before their game with Navy, the Black Knights have four players with more than 300 yards rushing, and have 33 ground scores. The question will be whether the Black Knights' tremendous run-offense can stop Padron and Line from hitting the field to explode for more scores. It will surely be an awesome high-scoring affair in Dallas.
2009 Armed Forces Bowl Preview:
The 2009 Armed Forces Bowl will matchup the Air Force Falcons versus the Houston Cougars. Expect a high scoring game because the Cougars like to throw the ball and Air Force can put points on the board as well.
2008 Armed Forces Bowl Game Preview:
Grab some tickets and head to Amon G. Carter Stadium to watch the 2008 Armed Forces Bowl. This bowl game has been played on the Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth, Texas since 2003. For the second year straight, the Armed Forces Bowl will usher in the New Year, as the bowl will be played on New Year's Eve. Come watch the Houton Cougars battle it out with the Air Force Falcons at the last bowl game of 2008!