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 Covering the Bowl Game.

 For media wishing to cover the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, the credential application is now available here.

 The offficial media hotel for this year is the Courtyard Marriott Blackstone Hotel in Fort Worth, located at 601 Main Street. 

 

Navy Navigates Rough Waters For Special Season

By Troy Phillips

It’s a season résumé few teams in college football’s Group of Five could match.

Advanced to a conference championship. Rose to 19th in the College Football Playoff rankings. Wins against Houston, Memphis, Notre Dame and Tulsa in a six-week stretch.

Third-most rushing yards per game (327.5) in the FBS. Last credible threat to undefeated Western Michigan (13-0) for a New Year’s Six postseason spot in the Cotton Bowl.

And all with a backup quarterback.

Did we mention a service academy team did all this?

Bulldogs Come Together After Early-Season Loss

By Anthony Andro

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs didn’t look much like a bowl team a month into the season as they were sitting with a 1-3 mark after a 38-34 loss to Middle Tennessee State.

But head coach Skip Holtz knew his Bulldogs had the talent to be a good team. He saw that when they opened the season with a one-point loss to a future bowl team in Arkansas. That was evident again when the Bulldogs dropped the game to a good Middle Tennessee State squad.

Bulldogs Come Together After Early-Season Loss

By Anthony Andro

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs didn’t look much like a bowl team a month into the season as they were sitting with a 1-3 mark after a 38-34 loss to Middle Tennessee State.

But head coach Skip Holtz knew his Bulldogs had the talent to be a good team. He saw that when they opened the season with a one-point loss to a future bowl team in Arkansas. That was evident again when the Bulldogs dropped the game to a good Middle Tennessee State squad.

All 20,000 Complimentary Armed Forces Tickets Distributed for 2016 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 16, 2016) –  The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl annually provides complimentary tickets to armed forces members and their families to attend the game, and for the first time have completely exhausted their allotment . Bowl officials announced today that over 20,000 complimentary tickets have been distributed to armed forces members around the country, the largest dispersal in the bowls history.

Leaning On Past Relationships Lands Navy-LA Tech Matchup

By Troy Phillips

Relationships pay, especially in the bowl business. If the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl can’t get its hands on a team, it has a knack for finding another good one.

No Big 12? No problem.

The bowl again dipped into the atlarge pool for its 14th year, this time pairing Louisiana Tech (8-5, 6-2 Conference USA) against Navy (9-4, 7-1 American Athletic) on Dec. 23 at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. CT.

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Game Notes

LOCKHEED MARTIN ARMED FORCES BOWL TIDBITS

Circling the Bases

The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl is the only collegiate football bowl game that has hosted all three U.S. Service Academy football teams. The U.S. Air Force Academy (2007-2009, 2012 and 2015), the U.S. Military Academy (2010) and the U.S. Naval Academy (2013, 2016) have all participated in the bowl. It is the eighth time in the past 10 years that an academy is playing in the contest.

 

Many Happy Returns

Navy and Louisiana Tech to face off in Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 4, 2016) – The Navy Midshipmen and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, two teams that played in their respective conference championship games, have officially accepted invitations to play in the 2016 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Brant Ringler, the bowl’s executive director, announced Sunday.

The 14th edition of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will be played Friday, Dec. 23, at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. CT (4:30 p.m. ET).

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