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 Covering the Bowl Game.

 For media wishing to cover the 2018 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, the credential application is available here. All requests for credentials and parking must be made by Thursday, Dec. 13.

 The official media hotel for this year is the Courtyard Marriott Blackstone Hotel in Fort Worth, located at 601 Main Street. To reserve a room at the media rate of $99, click here


2018 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Slated for Dec. 22

FORT WORTH, Texas – For the second straight year, the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will be on a Saturday afternoon, officials announced today. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CT (3:30 p.m. ET) on Dec. 22, and the matchup will be on ESPN.

The 16th edition of the postseason bowl game will be contested at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. Pending bowl eligibility, the game is slated to feature schools from the American Athletic Conference and Big 12 Conference.

Army does what it does best in record-setting performance

By Jeff Wilson

FORT WORTH -- Everyone knows that Army doesn't throw the ball much.

San Diego State's Rocky Long, who has the reputation of a defensive-minded coach, knew it and all the potential perils of facing a ground-based offense.

Long drives. Worn-out defenses. Frustrated players.

It all played out Saturday afternoon at Amon G. Carter Stadium, where the Black Knights pounded away with their top-ranked rushing attack and did just enough with it to come back for a 42-35 victory in the 15th annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.

Army attack overcomes Penny show in 42-35 thriller

By Jeff Wilson

FORT WORTH -- San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny couldn't be stopped Saturday afternoon in the 15th annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, but neither could the Army rushing attack.

Ultimately, a group of 10 Black Knights rushers outdid the Aztecs' one-man wrecking ball, as Darnell Woolfolk plunged in from 1 yard out late in the fourth quarter and Kell Walker easily scampered home for the winning two-point conversion in a 42-35 victory.

LMAFB: Postgame Notes

15th Annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

San Diego State vs. Army

Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017

Postgame Notes

**Army wins the LMAFB for the second time, 36-35.  The victory gave the Black Knights 10 wins in a season for just the second time in program history (1996).

**The 2017 LMAFB Champion Starr MVP is Army QB Ahmad Bradshaw (32 attempts, 180 rushing yards, two touchdowns).

Kay Granger, Kansas State honored at Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

FORT WORTH - U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) and the Kansas State football team were honored with the 2017 Great American Patriot Award and the Armed Forces Merit Award, respectively, Saturday at 15th annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Saturday at TCU’s Amon Carter Stadium.

Rep. Granger is the Chairwoman of the Congressional Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and previously has been honored with the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award. She also has been lauded with the Army’s Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by the Secretary of the Army.

Press Conference Quotes: Players

San Diego State – CB Kameron Kelly


What’s going through your mind for the game?

“I’m getting those butterflies already. You know, I’m ready, Army is a good team. We are really trying to stop the quarterback.”


What does it mean for your team for Rashaad's (Penny) last game?

He’s the heart and soul of our team. We all rally behind him. I try to be the emotional leader, but we all follow Rashaad’s lead and so we want to send him out the right way.”


What do you think of Army’s team?

Press Conference Quotes: Coaches

Army Head Coach - Jeff Monken

Opening Statement…

"What a privilege it is to be here in Fort Worth. We are thrilled to be here to play in the postseason and it is a great way to measure our success. To play a great team like San Diego State, there are a lot of teams that breathe a sigh of relief when they don’t have to play San Diego State. They have the nation's leading rusher, he is a tremendous player and it would be difficult to argue that there is a better back than him, and our defense has a difficult task to task to play against."