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 Covering the Bowl Game.

 For media wishing to cover the 2018 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, the credential application will be available here in November.

 The official media hotel for this year is the Courtyard Marriott Blackstone Hotel in Fort Worth, located at 601 Main Street. 


Army attack overcomes Penny show in 42-35 thriller

By Jeff Wilson

FORT WORTH -- San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny couldn't be stopped Saturday afternoon in the 15th annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, but neither could the Army rushing attack.

Ultimately, a group of 10 Black Knights rushers outdid the Aztecs' one-man wrecking ball, as Darnell Woolfolk plunged in from 1 yard out late in the fourth quarter and Kell Walker easily scampered home for the winning two-point conversion in a 42-35 victory.

LMAFB: Postgame Notes

15th Annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

San Diego State vs. Army

Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017

Postgame Notes

**Army wins the LMAFB for the second time, 36-35.  The victory gave the Black Knights 10 wins in a season for just the second time in program history (1996).

**The 2017 LMAFB Champion Starr MVP is Army QB Ahmad Bradshaw (32 attempts, 180 rushing yards, two touchdowns).

Kay Granger, Kansas State honored at Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

FORT WORTH - U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) and the Kansas State football team were honored with the 2017 Great American Patriot Award and the Armed Forces Merit Award, respectively, Saturday at 15th annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Saturday at TCU’s Amon Carter Stadium.

Rep. Granger is the Chairwoman of the Congressional Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and previously has been honored with the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award. She also has been lauded with the Army’s Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by the Secretary of the Army.

Press Conference Quotes: Players

San Diego State – CB Kameron Kelly


What’s going through your mind for the game?

“I’m getting those butterflies already. You know, I’m ready, Army is a good team. We are really trying to stop the quarterback.”


What does it mean for your team for Rashaad's (Penny) last game?

He’s the heart and soul of our team. We all rally behind him. I try to be the emotional leader, but we all follow Rashaad’s lead and so we want to send him out the right way.”


What do you think of Army’s team?

Press Conference Quotes: Coaches

Army Head Coach - Jeff Monken

Opening Statement…

"What a privilege it is to be here in Fort Worth. We are thrilled to be here to play in the postseason and it is a great way to measure our success. To play a great team like San Diego State, there are a lot of teams that breathe a sigh of relief when they don’t have to play San Diego State. They have the nation's leading rusher, he is a tremendous player and it would be difficult to argue that there is a better back than him, and our defense has a difficult task to task to play against."

Bo's Blog: Not Alone in the Lone Star State

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 20, 2017) – Did you know that all 130 NCAA FBS members have at least one player or coach who has called Texas home?

If so, then it should come as no surprise that both Army West Point and San Diego State have ample Texas high school football talent and hometown connections as they approach the historic 15th annual Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl on Saturday.

Besides numerous coaches and administrators from both schools who have worked or coached on all levels in the Lone Star State, there are a plethora of Texas student-athletes on the two squads.

Army West Point football continues its strong run

By Troy Phillips

The rankings and numbers say Army, with its ever-throwback triple option offense, should help the 15th Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl stay right on or well ahead of televised schedule.

Extra commercials? Not likely.

The Black Knights (9-3) are set to face San Diego State (10-2) in what could be a run-based slugfest Saturday at TCU’s Amon Carter Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 2:30 p.m.