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 Conference, Big Ten Conference, Big 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.