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 Covering the Bowl Game.

 For media wishing to cover the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, the credential application is available here.

 The offficial media hotel for this year is the Courtyard Marriott Blackstone Hotel in Fort Worth, located at 601 Main Street. Media hotel reservations can be  made through either the credential system or by clicking here.

 

Super Bowl 50 representation

A player with a participation in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will be competing for the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 when the Colorado-based NFL franchise plays the Carolina Cougars February 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

Cornerback Aqib Talib, who compiled five tackles as a red-shirt freshman in Kansas' 42-13 win over Houston in the 2005 post-season game at Amon G. Carter Stadium when the contest was known as the Fort Worth Bowl, is scheduled to be in the starting lineup when the Broncos' No. 1 NFL defensive unit challenges the Panthers.

Taking Advantage of a Second Chance

Bret Robertson, a defensive back at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., will be presented Monday morning the Armed Forces Merit Award at the Football Writers Association of America Breakfast in Scottsdale at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn.  Lee Barfknecht of the Omaha World-Herald, the FWAA's President, and Brant Ringler, the Executive Director of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, will jointly present Robertson the award as the breakfast will also honor Irv Moss of the Denver Post with the FWAA's Lifet

Meriting Attention

With only the CFP national championship game, the FCS finale in Frisco, Tex., and all-star games in California, Florida and Alabama remaining on the 2015-2016 college football post-season schedule, here are highlights from the 13th annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.

The Comebacks

The excitement of TCU's 31-point comeback victory over Oregon in the 2016 Alamo brings back memories of Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl XII where Houston overcame a 25-point deficit to defeat Pittsburgh 35-34 in regulation on January 2, 2015 at Amon G. Carter Stadium, the Horned Frogs home field in Fort Worth.

The "major" difference in the two comebacks was that TCU had two quarters to eliminate the deficit to tie the game at 31s at the end of regulation.  Houston's rally started in the fourth quarter and won the game in regulation.

Attention-grabbing trophy claimed by Cal & "Boy, he'd look good in a Cowboy uniform"

By Phil Collin, www.armedforcesbowl.com

First, it was the attention-grabbing trophy of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. Not only was it heavy, as California coach Sonny Dykes would soon find out, it was unique.

It was cast out of parts from the battlefield of all five branches of the United States armed forces, so it is an enduring reminder that we can’t have enough tributes to go their way.

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