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The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl


The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl celebrated the 15th anniversary of its postseason college football bowl game on December 22, 2017 with yet along classic: a thriller with Army West Point scoring 14 points in the final 18 seconds to defeat San Diego State, 42-35. This year we strive for more in our 16th game, and are set to host the Houston Cougars and Army West Point Black Knights.

Owned and operated by ESPN Events, the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl has featured the “armed forces” theme since 2006. Patriotic overtones recognizing all five branches of the service are prevalent throughout the game. Past Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowls have included fan-fest areas showcasing armed forces hardware; flyovers; demonstrations by several of the military's top skydiving teams; the awarding of custom homes to wounded warriors; on-field induction ceremonies; armed forces bands and honor guards and the awarding of the annual "Great American Patriot Award" (GAPA) presented by Armed Forces Insurance.

Lockheed Martin joined the bowl on February 5, 2014, as the title sponsor of the postseason college football game formerly known as the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (2006 - 2013). In 2016, Lockheed Martin committed to an extension of their title sponsorship through the 2019 game. 


15th Annual Result: Army West Point 42, San Diego State 35

 

Dec. 23, 2017 – Army West Point scored 14 points in the game’s final half-minute to upend San Diego State by the final of 42-35. After the Black Knights scored a touchdown and 2-point conversion to take a 36-35 lead with 18 seconds left, Army returned an Aztec fumble for a touchdown on the game’s final play. Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw ran for 180 yards and two touchdowns in the game to earn MVP honors. Army set Armed Forces Bowl records for time of possession (46:00), rushing yards (440), total first downs (31), rushing touchdowns (5) and total offensive plays (91). San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny smashed game records with 221 rushing yards and four touchdowns on just 14 carries. The two teams combined to go 7-of-13 passing for 31 yards.

 

Past Results:

2003   2004   2005   2006

TCU31

Boise34

 

Cincinnati
32

Marshall
14

 

Houston
13

Kansas
42

 

Tulsa
13

Utah
25

 

2007   2008   2009   2010

Cal13

Air Force36

 

Houston
42

Air Force
28

 

Houston
20

Air Force
47

 

Army
16

SMU
14

 

2011   2012   2013   2014

BYU24

Tulsa21

 

Rice
33

Air Force
14

 

MTSU
6

Navy
24

 

Pitt
34

Houston
35

 

2015   2016   2017    

Cal55

Air Force36

 

LA Tech
48

Navy
45

 

Army42

35

 

Pitt
 

Houston