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The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl


The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl celebrated the 12th anniversary of its postseason college football bowl game on January 2, 2015. This year's edition will be played on December 29, 2015 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.

Owned and operated by ESPN Events, the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl has featured the “armed forces” theme since 2006. Patriotic overtones recognizing all five branches of the service are prevalent throughout the game. Past Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowls have included fan-fest areas showcasing armed forces hardware; flyovers; demonstrations by several of the military's top skydiving teams; the awarding of custom homes to wounded warriors; on-field induction ceremonies; armed forces bands and honor guards and the awarding of the annual "Great American Patriot Award" (GAPA) presented by Armed Forces Insurance.

Lockheed Martin joined the bowl on February 5, 2014 as the title sponsor of the postseason college football game formerly known as the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (2006 - 2013).


12th Annual Result: University of Pittsburgh 34 vs. University of Houston 35

Houston's 25-point comeback in the fourth quarter was the third largest in a bowl game ever as the Cougars rallied from a 31-6 deficit to defeat Pittsburgh 35-34. Greg Ward Jr. threw three touchdown passes in the game's final four minutes for Houston, which recovered a pair of perfectly executed onside kicks by Ty Cummings during the comeback. Ward's 25-yard touchdown pass to Deontay Greenberry with 56 seconds left put the Cougars, who had missed an extra point in the second quarter, down by one. With interim coach David Gibbs opting to play for the win, Ward again hooked up with Greenberry for the Cougars first lead of the game. Ward, who had 366 total yards in the game, completed 11-of-14 passes in the final quarter for 237 yards. The win was Houston's second in four Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl appearances.

 


Past Results:

 

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
TCU 31 v.
Boise St. 34
Cincinnati 32
Marshall 14
Houston 13
Kansas 42
Tulsa 13
Utah 25
Cal 42
Air Force 36
Houston 34
Air Force 28
Houston 20
Air Force 47
Army 16
SMU 14 
BYU 24
Tulsa 21
Rice 33
Air Force 14
MTSU 6
Navy 24
Pitt 34
U of H 35