Fort Worth, Texas, December 27, 2009 – A Texas shootout is anticipated Thursday in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl when Houston’s top-ranked passing offense goes against the nation’s fourth best rushing attack in Air Force. However on Sunday night there was a preliminary shootout of sorts between the teams at Billy Bob’s, the world’s largest Honky Tonk in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Billy Bob’s is the 127,000-square foot facility where such musical icons as the Gatlin Brothers, Waylon Jennings, Jamie Fricke, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Ringo Star, the Beach Boys and Gloria Estefan were among the many headline performers that have performed on the showroom stage. On Sunday night, Chris Whatley (pictured with Houston linebacker coach Leon Burtnett) directed a quick draw competition between the schools.
By Jim Benton, ArmedForcesBowl.com
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