Seeking Even

With SMU’s 43-10 win over Fresno State in Monday’s Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl, a Conference USA school will be trying to even the post-season record between the two leagues when Rice challenges Air Force in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.  The Mustang victory over the Bulldogs in Honolulu on Christmas Eve also gave Conference USA a 2-1 record in head-to-head meetings this season between the two leagues.  Earlier this season, Fresno State dropped a 27-26 decision at Tulsa before Boise State posted a 40-14 win at Southern Miss.



Date Bowl Result/Matchup
31-Dec-99 Liberty Southern Miss def. Colorado State 23-17
29-Dec-00 Liberty Colorado State def. Louisville 22-17
31-Dec-01 Liberty Louisville def. BYU 28-10
31-Dec-02 Liberty TCU def. Colorado State 17-3
31-Dec-03 Liberty Utah def. Southern Miss 17-0
23-Dec-06 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Utah def. Tulsa 25-13
28-Dec-07 Texas TCU def. Houston 20-13
31-Dec-08 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Houston def. Air Force 34-28
31-Dec-09 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Air Force def. Houston 47-20
18-Dec-10 New Mexico BYU def. UTEP 52-24
24-Dec-12 Hawai’i SMU def. Fresno State 43-10
29-Dec-12 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Air Force vs. Rice