Armed Forces Bowl
Greg Ward threw three touchdowns in the final 3:41 of the Armed Forces Bowl, two after Houston recovered onside kicks, and completed a game-winning 2-point conversion as the Cougars beat Pittsburgh 35-34 with an improbable comeback Friday.
Bowl officials announced Thursday that the 12th annual game on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas, will be played next Jan. 2.
Officials announced Friday the three-year deal that goes through the 2016 game played on the TCU campus. Financial details weren’t released, but the deal includes an option for more games.
The Big Ten Conference will have a team in either the Heart of Dallas Bowl or the Armed Forces Bowl each year through the 2019 season.
The Armed Forces Bowl will be played Dec. 30 and feature Navy if the Midshipmen are bowl-eligible.
Well, Air Force (6-6) will makes its school-record sixth consecutive bowl appearance on Saturday, against Rice (6-6) in the Armed Forces Bowl.
Air Force (6-6) is playing in the Air Forces Bowl for the fourth time, and will face Rice (6-6) on Dec. 29 at TCU’s completely redone stadium.
Organizers say the Armed Forces Bowl will be placed Dec. 29 in Fort Worth after two years in Dallas at SMU’s Ford Stadium.
Riley Nelson threw three touchdown passes to Cody Hoffman, the last with 11 seconds left, and Brigham Young beat Tulsa 24-21 on Friday at Ford Stadium in Dallas.
When BYU opted for football independence, the Cougars no longer had a conference title to play for and were out of any possible BCS contention after two early losses.
“Selfishly, we’re excited to be going to the Dallas/Fort Worth area,” Tulsa coach Bill Blankenship said. “I think it gives us an opportunity to engage our fan base and the timing couldn’t be better.”
The Armed Forces Bowl on Wednesday extended BYU a provisional invitation to its Dec. 30 game against a Conference USA opponent.