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Last Updated Jun 08, 2022, 18:44 PM

ARMED FORCES BOWL HISTORY

The Armed Forces Bowl bowl began in 2003 and is played at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. A variety of conferences have owned tie-ins to this bowl since its inception, as schools from the American Athletic ConferenceBig Ten ConferenceBig 12 Conference, and Mountain West Conference have signed agreements to play in this game. 

This bowl was formerly named the PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl, the Fort Worth Bowl, and the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. 

In five of the first six years of this bowl, the favorite won and covered. The underdogs did strike back with a 7-3 ATS run but the 'chalk' bounced back in 2019 as Tulane stifled Southern Mississippi 30-13 as a seven-point favorite. 

The Mississippi State Bulldogs of the SEC restored order for the favorites, picking up a 28-26 win over Tulsa of the AAC as the Over comfortably connected. The Over is now 6-1 across the past seven installments of this bowl game. 

The 2021 installment was an entertaining affair, as Army picked up a 41-yard field goal at the buzzer to top Missouri 24-22 in a seesaw affair. The Under result snapped a 6-1 run by the Over, and the underdog snapped a 3-0 ATS run by favorites.

YearMatchupLine, TotalATS Result
2021Army 24 Missouri 22Army -7, 54Underdog, Under
2020Mississippi State 28 Tulsa 26Mississippi State -1, 44.5Favorite, Over
2019Tulane 30 Southern Mississippi 13Tulane -7, 57.5Favorite, Under
2018Army 70 Houston 14Army -6.5, 56.5Favorite, Over
2017Army 42 San Diego State 35 San Diego State -7, 46.5Underdog, Over
2016Louisiana Tech 48 Navy 45Louisiana Tech -7.5, 68Underdog, Over
2015California 55 Air Force 36California -5.5, 71.5Favorite, Over
2014Houston 35 Pittsburgh 34Pittsburgh -5.5, 54Underdog, Over
2013Navy 24 Middle Tennessee 6Navy -6.5, 57Favorite, Under
2012Rice 33 Air Force 14Air Force -1, 60.5Underdog, Under
2011BYU 24 Tulsa 21Tulsa -2.5, 59.5Underdog, Under
2010Army 16 SMU 14SMU -7, 50.5Underdog, Under
2009Air Force 47 Houston 20Houston -4.5, 65Underdog, Over
2008Houston 34 Air Force 28Houston -5.5, 65Favorite, Under
2007California 42 Air Force 36California -4.5, 57Favorite, Over
2006Utah 25 Tulsa 13Utah -2.5, 48.5Favorite, Under
2005Kansas 42 Houston 13Kansas -4, 49.5Favorite, Over
2004Cincinnati 32 Marshall 14Cincinnati -1, 53Favorite, Under
2003Boise State 34 TCU 31Boise State -10, 58Underdog, Over

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