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Navy earns bid to play in Armed Forces Bowl

By J. Darin Darst | Staff Writer

Keenan Reynolds helps get Navy to another bowl game. (USATSI)
Keenan Reynolds helps get Navy to another bowl game. (USATSI)

Navy earned a bowl bid for the 10th time in the past 11 years as the Midshipmen accepted a bid to the Armed Forces Bowl to play an opponent from the Mountain West.

With its 42-14 win over South Alabama, Navy earned its sixth win of the season to become bowl-eligible with two games remaining.

"Congratulations to the U.S. Naval Academy football team on becoming bowl-eligible for the fifth time in six years under Coach Niumatalolo's watch," said Brant Ringler, the Executive Director of the Armed Forces Bowl. "The Armed Forces Bowl and the City of Fort Worth are very excited to roll out the red carpet for Navy's football team, its midshipmen, alumni and fans."

Jerry Palm's current bowl projections have Navy facing San Diego State on Dec. 30 at 11:45 a.m. ET on ESPN.

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