The Big 12 football bowl lineup will remain the same through the 2025 postseason as the Conference has renewed its agreements with all eight partners for an additional six seasons beginning in 2020.
The most dominating performance in Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl history now belongs to the Army Black Knights. And that seems fitting. They didn’t give the Houston Cougars much of a chance Saturday afternoon at Amon G. Carter Stadium, rolling to six first-half touchdowns en route to a 70-14 victory in the 16th edition of the Armed Forces Bowl.
“Thanks to the folks here in Fort Worth, it is a great experience for our team. We have felt so welcomed here the last few years. Our guys do not get too many chances to experience things like this except for bowl games. We get to grow as a team during this opportunity. This is a great bowl game, it was a great football game last year and we felt so pleased with how we were treated. We were treated like celebrities everywhere we went.
“We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Lockheed Martin will continue to serve as our title sponsor for six more years,” said Brant Ringler, executive director of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. “Lockheed Martin’s commitment to our game, the city of Fort Worth and our nation’s armed forces is second to none. Their leadership and dedication has allowed us to elevate the event to greater national prominence each year, and we look forward to continuing to work with Lockheed Martin to honor our armed forces members through a fantastic football event.”
It took about a five-minute meeting, mostly by conference call, to do the deal. When it ended, the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl had an unprecedented title sponsorship deal among the 15 bowl games staged annually by ESPN Events. Six years, baby. The bowl’s 16th edition on Saturday registered its first official sellout, record attendance (44,738), its first three-time champion (Army) and sent a message locally and nationally that its roots are as strong as any college football postseason event.