Thursday, December 27, 2012

2012 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Preview

Date: December 29, 2012 11:45 AM ET
Stadium: Amon Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Payout: $600,000 per team
Played: 2003-present
Former Names: Fort Worth Bowl (2003-2005)
Broadcasters: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway
Sideline Reporter: Lewis Johnson

Rice: The Owls won their last 4 games to get to 6-6 and bowl eligible. Rice's 201.2 rushing yards per game ranks 29th nationally. Quarterback Taylor McHargue passed for 11 scores and rushed for another 11. The Owls may have only beat the Falcons once in 6 tries, but the Owls have more late season momentum than Air Force coming into Saturday's game.

Air Force: Air Force lost to both of their military academy rivals and 3 of their last 4 contests. However, a 6-6 record, including 5-3 in the Mountain West Conference, enables Air Force to go bowling for the sixth consecutive season. The Falcons are second nationally in rushing yards per game, averaging 328.8.

Rice Air Force
Overall Record 6-6 Overall Record 6-6
Conference Record 4-4 Conference Record 5-3
Bowl Record 4-4 Bowl Record 10-11-1
Last Bowl Win 2008 Texas Last Bowl Win 2010 Independence

All Time Series: 5-1 Air Force
Line: Air Force by 2.5

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