Browsing: Armed Forces Bowl

What Air Force fans need to know heading into the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. Who, when, where: Air Force (6-6, 5-3 Mountain West Conference) vs. Rice (6-6, 4-4 Conference USA), Saturday, 11:45 a.m. Eastern (9:45 a.m. Mountain), Fort Worth, Texas. TV: ESPN (Beth Mowins and Joey Galloway have the call). Gambling is illegal in most states: Air Force is a three-point favorite after opening as a one-point underdog. I only go to bowl websites with R. Lee Ermey videos: You’re in luck. Owls on a roll: Rice rolled off four straight wins to end its regular season and become…

Navy football fans can bask in an 11th-straight win over Army. Fans of the Black Knights can look toward next December. But Air Force just wants to beat Rice. And the Mids aren’t basking in anything, as evidenced by this picture of an early morning practice in Annapolis — they just want to beat Arizona State. Yes, it’s time to go bowling, and if you’re wearing or have worn a military uniform, you might get in free at three postseason college games: 1. Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Navy faces Arizona State on Dec. 29 in San Francisco at 4 p.m.…

With wins last weekend, both the Navy Midshipmen and the Air Force Falcons improved to 5-3 on the season, one win away from bowl eligibility. Navy has no teams above .500 remaining on its schedule and hosts 2-6 Florida Atlantic this Saturday; Air Force visits 1-6 Army on Saturday and has a date with Hawaii (1-6) in Colorado Springs on Nov. 16. Coaches and players can’t take wins for granted, but bowl projections have to. And if some of the most well-known postseason guessers  — CBSSports.com’s Jerry Palm, college football wizard Phil Steele and ESPN projectors Mark Schlabach and Brad…

Like his fellow service academy quarterback Tim Jefferson did earlier in the week, Army’s Trent Steelman used his arm, not his feet, to hold off an SMU comeback to win the Armed Forces Bowl 16-14 Thursday afternoon. Steelman completed only two passes all afternoon, but it was the second that iced the game for the Black Knights as the 22-yard completion gave Army a first down with under two minutes to play. Army killed the clock and won its first bowl game since Army beat Illinois in the 1985 Cherry Bowl. The win gave Army it’s seventh win of the…

It has been all Army in the first half of the Armed Forces Bowl as the Black Knights have caused three turnovers and dominated SMU with its triple option attack. Star defensive end Josh McNary scored the Black Knights’ first touchdown after returning a fumble 55 yards. Army linebacker Chad Littlejohn caused the fumble with a hit on SMU quarterback Kyle Padron. It was Pardon’s first of three first half turnovers, as he also threw two interceptions. SMU’s defense hasn’t had an answer for Army fullback Jared Hassin, who has already racked up 48 yards rushing yards. Running back Malcolm…

What had been expected for days is now a reality. Army has accepted an invitation Tuesday to play in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. The game will be played at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas on Dec. 30 and be broadcast on ESPN2. The start time is — ugh — 11 a.m. Army will play a to-be-determined Conference USA school. The Black Knights (6-5) haven’t played in a bowl since the 1996 Independence Bowl, where they lost 32-29 to Auburn. They haven’t won a bowl game since the 1985 Peach Bowl. Of course, Army still has one regular…

In his latest article, CBSSports.com’s writer J. Darin Darst claims to have done the impossible: He says he watched every single bowl game. More importantly, Darst decided Air Force’s offensive line was the most impressive group of blockers he saw during his bowl binge. After watching Air Force’s ground attack run all over Houston during the Falcons’ 47-20 demolition of the Cougars, Darst picked the Falcons’ interior line of Ryan Gonzalez, Nick Charles, Michael Hampton, Chris Campbell and Pete Lusk for his all-bowl team. Air Force racked up 402 yards rushing, including 173 by Jared Tew and 129 by Asher…

Here’s the AP game story on the Falcons’ 47-20 win over Houston, and below are a few of my final thoughts on the game: What a performance by Air Force’s defense. From the first quarter to the final whistle, they made life miserable for Houston’s high-octane offense. Cougar QB Case Keenum had by far his worst game of the year, throwing six interceptions and having his lowest yardage output (222 yards) to date. Air Force surrendered only one offensive touchdown. Air Force rushed for staggering total of 400 yards. This allowed the Falcons to control the clock for 41 minutes…

Air Force’s Reggie Rembert just intercepted Houston’s Case Keenum to snuff out yet another Cougar drive. Keenum has now thrown a season-high five interceptions. He’s also only thrown for 203 yards so far today, a season low. Earlier this season he threw for 233 yards in a win over SMU. He might not get there today. There’s 5:54 left. Time for the Air Force rushing attack to salt this one away.

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