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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. 


Postgame Quotes: Navy

COACH NIUMATALOLO:  It was a hard‑fought game. Hats off to LA Tech and Coach Holtz.  Obviously, it came down to the wire. And it was a good football game. Unfortunately, we came out on the short end of the stick.


Q. Coach, what can you say about Zach and the performance he had? Obviously a big step up to start.


Secretary Mabus, family of Chris Kyle honored at LMAFB

By Bo Carter

FORT WORTH, Texas – U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and the family of the late 2016 Great American Patriot Award recipient Chris Kyle were honored at several events in and around the 14th annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Friday at TCU’s Amon Carter Stadium.

Chris Kyle’s widow Taya Kyle was on hand to accept the Great American Patriot Award on behalf of the heroic Kyle, whose life story was portrayed in the movie “American Sniper.”

Adversity no match for Navy's motivation

By Anthony Andro

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but nothing can slow down the Navy football team.

Not losing starting quarterback Tago Smith in the first game of the season. Not losing his replacement, breakout star quarterback Will Worth in the American Athletic Conference championship game. Not losing starting slot back and co-captain Toneo Gulley, who also was lost for the season against Temple with a knee injury.

LA Tech prepared to be prepared against Navy

By Anthony Andro

Bowl preparation is supposed to be a time where teams spend equal time focusing on their postseason opponent and planning for next season by getting younger players extra reps in practice.

That’s not the case for Louisiana Tech (8-5) because the Bulldogs are getting ready to play Navy in Friday’s Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Bulldogs have spent the majority of their practice time trying to find a way to slow down the Navy triple-option offense, which is nothing like anything the Bulldogs have seen this season.

Armed Forces Bowl Press Conference: Head Coach Quotes

TIM SIMMONS:  Coach Skip, your comments about preparation and just being in the bowl game for the third straight year.


COACH HOLTZ:  On behalf of Louisiana Tech University, what an honor it is for us to have the opportunity to be here. We had a chance to go to three bowl games in three years and those three being in Dallas/Fort Worth and New Orleans, which has been great for our alumni base, our students, our fans, for everybody to have a chance and come and support them.

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.