2017 Armed Forces Bowl: San Diego State Aztecs vs Army Black Knights

2017 Armed Forces Bowl: San Diego State Aztecs vs Army Black Knights

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2017 Armed Forces Bowl: San Diego State Aztecs vs Army Black Knights

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2017 Armed Forces Bowl: San Diego State Aztecs vs Army Black Knights


Armed Forces Bowl selects San Diego State to face Army


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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.

Notables:
– 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.

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