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 Covering the Bowl Game.

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

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


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 Lifeti

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,

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.

Air Force post-game quotes

COACH CALHOUN:  First of all, just really extend our gratitude to the City of Fort Worth and the great, great job that the people do here with this bowl game.  And, I mean, just class in every way, the activities they have for the participants, just all the organization, the communication, and the way ‑‑ really what they're all about. I don't think you'd ever be a part of a bowl game that represents more of something that's a little bit like the slogan they use. It's so much more than football.

Cal post-game quotes

COACH DYKES:  It felt good to win. I thought the way we played today was really indicative of the way we practiced leading up to the game. I was really pleased with the way we focused. We started practicing the week after the Arizona State game. And it's a long way away when you start thinking about practicing. You have about a month between that game and this game.