There are some expectations when a bowl game called the Armed Forces Bowl comes up on the schedule. One of those expectations is that a military team will be in the game. The Air Force Falcons would fit that description and the 8-5 Falcons will face the 7-5 California Golden Bears on December 29 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth looking to finish the season strong.
Air Force lost their last two games of the regular season including a 27-24 loss to San Diego State to end the year. Karson Roberts has thrown for 1,446 yards, nine touchdowns and ten interceptions for the year while looking deep for Jalen Robinette. Robinette has 21 catches for 572 yards and four touchdowns this season. The ground game is where the Falcons have been best though. Jacobi Owens has rushed for 1,009 yards and six touchdowns. This is game with very different styles with the Air Force rush game against the California pass game. Time of possession will be very key in this one.
California finished the regular season with a big 48-46 win over Arizona State. Jared Goff threw for 4,252 yards, 37 touchdowns and 13 interceptions during the year and found Bryce Treggs 41 times for 813 yards and six touchdowns along the way. Khalfani Muhammad has been leading the Bears running the ball with 539 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Goff faces an Air Force defense that is only allowing 190.4 yards per game passing. That could be a major problem for California if they can’t get the passing game going.
What time is the Armed Forces Bowl?
The Armed Forces Bowl will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern.
What date and channel will the Armed Forces Bowl be on?
The Armed Forces Bowl will be played on Tuesday, December 29 and can be seen on ESPN.