2017 Armed Forces Bowl: San Diego State Aztecs vs Army Black Knights
Armed Forces Bowl selects San Diego State to face Army
San Diego State goes to Texas to fight Army.
San Diego State (10-2) almost missed out on a postseason appearance with the quirkiness of the 80 teams bowl-eligible for 78 bowl slots. Shutting down the Poinsettia Bowl allowed the chaos to happen. San Diego State was one of the last 6 teams announced.
Independent Army (8-3) had a tie-in into the Armed Forces Bowl for 2017, and Army clinched that appearance after defeating Air Force back on November 4. Conference USA had the other primary tie-in, but Conference USA only had four teams bowl eligible. In 2019, the Mountain West will have a contracted tie-in to this bowl game.
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Tx.
ESPN, 3:30pm ET
Army vs C-USA
This matchup is only the third time meeting. The previous games were set up as home-and-home games in 2011 and 2012. San Diego State dominated Army’s triple-option and featured strong games by running backs Ronnie Hillman and Adam Muema.
– This will be the 8th consecutive bowl game for San Diego State.
– This marks the 3rd time San Diego State has matched up with academy programs since 2009. (2009 Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl, 2015 Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl)
– San Diego State is 2-0 against triple-option schools in 2017.