The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl celebrated the 13th anniversary of its postseason college football bowl game on December 29, 2015. This year's edition, featuring Navy and Louisiana Tech, will be played on December 23, 2016 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).
13th Annual Result: California Golden Bears 55 vs. Air Force Academy 36
The California Golden Bears beat the Air Force Academy 55-36 in this rematch of the 2007 Armed Forces Bowl. The 2015 game set an all-time Armed Forces Bowl record for most combined points scored with 91. This matchup featured the 2016 NFL overall number one draft pick, Jared Goff, who was selected by the Los Angeles Rams. Goff went 25-37 for a total of 467 passing yards and six touchdowns, falling one short of tying the all-time record for most touchdowns thrown in a collegiate bowl game set by Geno Smith in 2012. Kenny Lawler was California’s hot target of the afternoon, catching a total of five passes for 75 yards and three touchdowns. This Golden Bear’s win marks their second ever win in the Armed Forces Bowl, and their first bowl win since 2009.
Boise St. 34
Air Force 36
Air Force 28
Air Force 47
Air Force 14
U of H 35
Air Force 36