History: Armed Forces Bowl
The Armed Forces Bowl, created in 2003 by ESPN Regional Television, features teams from the Mountain West Conference and Conference USA. If either conference is unable to field a bowl-eligible team, Army and Navy are eligible to play.
BYU -- a former Mountain West Conference member and currently a football independent -- also is eligible to play, if bowl eligible.
• In the inaugural game in 2003, Ryan Dinwiddle engineered a 14-point comeback late as Boise State defeated TCU 34-31. Dinwiddle threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns.
• In 2011, BYU scored after a fake spike with 11 seconds left for a 24-21 win against Tulsa. BYU was out of timeouts and at the 2-yard-line when quarterback Riley Nelson faked a spike and threw his third touchdown pass of the day to Cody Hoffman, giving the Cougars their fifth 10-win season.