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2011 NFL Draft Features Three BHAFB Participants

Fort Worth, Texas, May 2, 2011 - Led by SMU’s Aldrick Robinson, three players that participated in a Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl were selected in the 2011 National Football League draft during the three-day process in New York. A 5-10, 184-pound wide receiver that played in the 2010 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl for the Mustangs against Army, Robinson was selected in the sixth-round by the Washington Redskins (178th pick overall). In SMU’s 16-14 setback to Army, Robinson caught five passes for 176 yards and an eight-yard third quarter touchdown pass for quarterback Kyle Padron.

Concussion receives Special Judges’ Award for Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl commercial spot

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, March 8, 2011 – For the second year in a row, Concussion, the official marketing and advertising firm of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, won a Special Judges’ Award at the annual American Advertising Federation – Fort Worth (AAF-FW) ADDY competition for advertising elements produced for the bowl. The award was for the television commercial spot created to promote the 2010 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, a 16-14 victory for Army over SMU.

A Constant Amid All The Variables

By Troy Phillips for

Dallas, Texas, December 30 - As the landscape of college football bowls continue to shift like plate tectonics, there’s one constant amid all the variables. Aligning with service academies obviously works for the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. If one is available, it’ll be on the bowl’s radar. Army delivered both fans and excitement on Thursday, marching to a 16-0 halftime lead against SMU and then held on for a 16-14 victory over the Mustangs in the eighth BHAFB at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. SMU’s visitor side and grass seating area behind one end zone were blanketed with Army black and gold, and the BHAFB’s second-to-none tributes to the nation’s military personnel had an intimate feel with this year’s temporary change of venue.

Turnovers Decisive Factor in Army Win

By Jim Benton for www.armedforcesbowl.clom

Dallas, Texas, December 30, 2010 - Army's wins and losses in recent seasons have many times been determined by the turnover margin. On Thursday before a Gerald J. Ford Stadium record crowd of 36,742, the Black Knights used three first half turnovers to provide the spark for a 16-14 triumph over SMU in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. The victory pushed Army's final record to 7-6, the first winning season in 14 years. SMU wound up with a 7-7 ledger. Both Army coach Rich Ellerson and SMU mentor June Jones admitted turnovers were the key to the game as the Black Knights jumped to a 16-0 first half lead.

Turnovers bury SMU in BHAFB loss to Army

By Brian Hilderbrand for

Dallas, Texas, December 30, 2010 – It doesn’t take the football mind of a Walter C. Camp or a Bill Walsh to figure out what went wrong for SMU in its 16-14 loss to Army in Thursday’s Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl at Ford Stadium. In fact, the Mustangs’ downfall could be easily determined by looking at the stat sheet, under the heading of “turnovers.” SMU 3, Army 0. It’s as simple as that. SMU outgained the Black Knights 413-229 in total offense, but it was three costly turnover in the first half that ultimately led to the Mustangs’ demise. Army defensive end Josh McNary scooped up an SMU fumble on the Mustangs’ opening drive of the game and scampered 55 yards for a touchdown and the Black Knights picked off SMU quarterback Kyle Padron twice in the half – one of which killed a potential scoring drive late in the first quarter.