When: Saturday, December 23, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Where: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
Who: San Diego State Aztecs vs. Army Black Knights
Remember when San Diego State was undefeated and was thought to be the Group of Five representative in the New Year's Six? The Aztecs were ranked for quite a while early in the season after beating Stanford, but getting upset at home in successive weeks by Boise State and Fresno State ended any hopes of playing in a big boy bowl game.
In fact, the Aztecs didn't even get a chance to play for the MWC crown this year in spite of the fact that they closed out their year with four straight wins and covers.
This is the final game in the career of Rashaad Penny, a rare 2,000-yard rusher this season. Penny bided his time behind Donnel Pumphrey for three years at SDSU, but when he finally got this backfield to himself, he really made the most of it, averaging 7.4 yards per carry this year.
Army is back in a bowl game for a second-straight season, and it has a chance to post the most wins the school has had since 1996.
The Black Knights didn't even make the effort to throw the ball for most of this season. Their leading receiver heading into the Army/Navy Game had just five receptions for the year, and no man had more than two catches in any game.
Still, this the fact that this team has made it to back-to-back bowl games should get Jeff Monken's name floating around as a coach for a big boy team at some point. A win in the Armed Forces Bowl parlayed with a strong season next year could certainly push him towards that point.
Opening Line: San Diego State -5
Preview: Two teams that love to run the ball meet in the Armed Forces Bowl on Saturday, December 23, as the San Diego State Aztecs take on the Army Black Knights on ESPN. Army leads the nation in rushing yards per game at 368.1 per contest, while San Diego State is 12th at 252.8 per game. The Aztecs feature Rashaad Penny who leads the nation in rushing with 2,027 yards. Penny has rushed for at least 200 yards in his last four games. Continue...
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The Armed Forces Bowl is set for college football in style. Every year 2 teams, one from the Pac-10 and one from the Mountain West conferences will take the field in search of an important postseason victory.
This all happens on Tuesday, December 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm ET. The folks at ESPN, will be nice enough to broadcast this game for you, as College football bettors are entertained with all those commercials, that will give you plenty of time to bet football during on and in between football games.
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The first Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl was in 2003 and featured a 34-31 Boise State victory over TCU. While the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl aims to have teams from the Big 12 and Conference USA that is not always possible.
In 2003 and 2004, the Big 12 did not have enough Bowl-eligible teams to fill their allowed College Bowl Game spots, so replacement schools had to be found.
In 2003, at the first Fort Worth Bowl, the Boise State Broncos took the prize against Texas Christian University (TCU). Ryan Dinwiddie, the Boise quarterback, was the MVP of the game.
In 2004 the Cincinnati Bearcats won out right over the Thundering Herd of Marshall University (West Virginia), with Gino Guidugli, quarterback, taking Marshall to victory with his unstoppable arm.
Fort Worth Bowl is hosted by Amon G. Carter Stadium and was named for a Fort Worth publisher and philanthropist. It is a natural grass surface and was built in 1929.
It is usually the home of the TCU Horned Frogs, except one day a year when it hosts the Fort Worth Bowl.
|Armed Forces Bowl Past Results|
|Date Played||Winning Team||Score||Losing Team||Score|
|December 23, 2003||Boise State 2||34||TCU||31|
|December 23, 2004||Cincinnati||32||Marshall ||14|
|December 23, 2005||Kansas||42||Houston||13|
|December 23, 2006||Utah||25||Tulsa||13|
|December 31, 2007||California||42||Air Force||36|
|December 31, 2008||Houston||34||Air Force||28|
|December 31, 2009||Air Force||47||Houston||20|
|December 30, 2010||Army||16||SMU||14|
|December 30, 2011||BYU||24||Tulsa||21|
|December 29, 2012||Rice||33||Air Force||14|
|December 30, 2013||Navy||24||Middle Tennessee||6|
|BOWL||DATE||TIME / TV||LOCATION||MATCHUP|
|CELEBRATION BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||12 p.m. ET on ABC||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia||North Carolina A&T vs Grambling State|
|NEW ORLEANS BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||1 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana||Troy vs North Texas|
|CURE BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||2:30 p.m. ET on CBS||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida||Georgia State vs Western Kentucky|
|LAS VEGAS BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||3:30 p.m. ET on ABC||Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada||Oregon vs No. 25 Boise State|
|NEW MEXICO BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM||Marshall vs Colorado State|
|CAMELLIA BOWL||Dec. 16, 2017||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama||Middle Tennessee vs Arkansas State|
|BOCA RATON BOWL||Dec. 19, 2017||7 p.m. ET on ESPN||FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida||Akron vs Florida Atlantic|
|FRISCO BOWL||Dec. 20, 2017||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas||SMU vs Louisiana Tech|
|GASPARILLA BOWL||Dec. 21, 2017||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida||Temple vs Florida International|
|BAHAMAS BOWL||Dec. 22, 2017||12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas||UAB vs Ohio|
|FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL||Dec. 22, 2017||4 p.m. ET on ESPN||Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho||Wyoming vs Central Michigan|
|BIRMINGHAM BOWL||Dec. 23, 2017||12 p.m. ET on ESPN||Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama||Texas Tech vs South Florida|
|ARMED FORCES BOWL||Dec. 23, 2017||3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas||Army vs San Diego State|
|DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL||Dec. 23, 2017||7 p.m. ET on ESPN||Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama||Appalachian State vs Toledo|
|HAWAI'I BOWL||Dec. 24, 2017||8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawai'i||Fresno State vs Houston|
|HEART OF DALLAS BOWL||Dec. 26, 2017||1:20 p.m. ET on ESPN||Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas||Utah vs West Virginia|
|QUICK LANE BOWL||Dec. 26, 2017||5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN||Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan||Duke vs Northern Illinois|
|CACTUS BOWL||Dec. 26, 2017||10 p.m. ET on ESPN||Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona||Kansas State vs UCLA|
|INDEPENDENCE BOWL||Dec. 27, 2017||1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana||Florida State vs Southern Miss|
|PINSTRIPE BOWL||Dec. 27, 2017||5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN||Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York||Boston College vs Iowa|
|FOSTER FARMS BOWL||Dec. 27, 2017||8:30 p.m. ET on FOX||Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California||Arizona vs Purdue|
|TEXAS BOWL||Dec. 27, 2017||9 p.m. ET on ESPN||NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas||Texas vs Missouri|
|MILITARY BOWL||Dec. 28, 2017||1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland||Virginia vs Navy|
|CAMPING WORLD BOWL||Dec. 28, 2017||5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida||Oklahoma State vs Virginia Tech|
|ALAMO BOWL||Dec. 28, 2017||9 p.m. ET on ESPN||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas||Stanford vs TCU|
|HOLIDAY BOWL||Dec. 28, 2017||9 p.m. ET on FOX||Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California||Michigan State vs Washington State|
|BELK BOWL||Dec. 29, 2017||1 p.m. ET on ESPN||Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina||Wake Forest vs Texas A&M|
|SUN BOWL||Dec. 29, 2017||2 p.m. ET on CBS||Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas||NC State vs Arizona State|
|MUSIC CITY BOWL||Dec. 29, 2017||4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee||Kentucky vs Northwestern|
|ARIZONA BOWL||Dec. 29, 2017||5:30 p.m. ET on CBS||Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona||Utah State vs New Mexico State|
|COTTON BOWL CLASSIC||Dec. 29, 2017||8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas||USC vs Ohio State|
|TAXSLAYER BOWL||Dec. 30, 2017||12 p.m. ET||EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida||Louisville vs Mississippi State|
|LIBERTY BOWL||Dec. 30, 2017||12:30 p.m. ET on ABC||Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee||Iowa State vs Memphis|
|FIESTA BOWL||Dec. 30, 2017||4 p.m. ET on ESPN||University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona||Washington vs Penn State|
|ORANGE BOWL||Dec. 30, 2017||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida||Wisconsin vs Miami|
|OUTBACK BOWL||Jan. 1, 2018||12 p.m. ET on ESPN2||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida||Michigan vs South Carolina|
|PEACH BOWL||Jan. 1, 2018||12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia||Auburn vs UCF|
|CITRUS BOWL||Jan. 1, 2018||1 p.m. ET on ABC||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida||Notre Dame vs LSU|
|ROSE BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL)||Jan. 1, 2018||5 p.m. ET on ESPN||Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California||No. 2 Oklahoma vs No. 3 Georgia|
|SUGAR BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL)||Jan. 1, 2018||8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana||No. 1 Clemson vs No. 4 Alabama|
|NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP||Jan. 8, 2018||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia||TBD vs TBD|
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