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BYU accepts Armed Forces Bowl invitation

Posted on: November 19, 2011 3:56 pm
Edited on: November 19, 2011 3:58 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

The regular season is winding down and that can mean only one thing: a deluge of bowl invitations being accepted by schools who have managed to reach the magical .500 mark to become post-season eligible.

The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl extended an invite to first year independent BYU and the Cougars have accepted, the school announced on their website Saturday afternoon.

“We are pleased to officially extend this invitation to BYU,” said Brant B. Ringler, executive director of the bowl. “Our goal is always to attract schools with a national presence to help us honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, and BYU is a great fit as it is a nationally recognized institution with an outstanding fan base.”

The Dallas-based bowl will pit BYU against a Conference USA team. CBSSports.com's Jerry Palm currently predicts SMU will fill the other spot in a game played at the Mustangs' home field, Gerald J. Ford Stadium, on December 30th.

“With the great year that Conference USA is having, the 2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl should be a terrific match up,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “BYU is excited to return to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to face a tough C-USA team. We are also honored to play in a game that pays tribute to the brave men and women of our armed forces.”

BYU signed a deal with the bowl back in April which gave them an automatic invite if they became bowl eligible and were not under consideration for a BCS game.

Photo by BYU Graphics
Comments

Since: Nov 13, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2011 3:22 pm
 

BYU accepts Armed Forces Bowl invitation

Does the deal BYU signed w/ the Armed Forces Bowl go beyond this season?



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: November 20, 2011 3:17 pm
 

BYU accepts Armed Forces Bowl invitation

Congratulations are in order for BYU on roughing up the bottom half of the WAC this season. The future schedule will have quality opponents for the month of September, but will feature schools who only want a big payday from October on. Nobody decent is going to schedule the Cougars while in the heart of their league play. This "independent" thing isn't what it was all cracked up to be.



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2011 2:05 pm
 

BYU accepts Armed Forces Bowl invitation

The BYU schedule will be stronger in the future, schools are schedule out years in advance and BYU would have had a difficult time fielding the schedule they would like. 



and yet the Armed Services bowl will still be all they get in the end. Why would anyone come to BYU knowing thats the best you can ever get?



Since: Nov 13, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2011 9:46 am
 

BYU accepts Armed Forces Bowl invitation

,

SMU stands for Southern Methodist, not Southern Mississipi as you ndicated. Big hint, the game is being played in Dallas TEXAS, last I checked Dallas wasn't located in Mississippi.

The BYU schedule will be stronger in the future, schools are schedule out years in advance and BYU would have had a difficult time fielding the schedule they would like. 

Read the story carefully and only comment if you have something relative to add, your avatar indicates you are just a homer on this one.



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2011 6:46 am
 

BYU accepts Armed Forces Bowl invitation

going independent really pays off....Armed Services Bowl on a Friday at 10am Utah time......and thats where they go no matter what! The college football post season is a joke for everyone...it's an even bigger joke when you make stupid decisions like leaving a conference and go independent  



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2011 2:26 am
 

BYU accepts Armed Forces Bowl invitation

BORING! Who cares! 

BYU lost to all the hard teams they played.

Their strength of schedule is pathetic.

They had 7 home games and every team they beat was an automatic win.

Worst 8-3 team in the history of college football.

Southern Miss will win easily.............



Since: Sep 2, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2011 4:52 pm
 

BYU accepts Armed Forces Bowl invitation

The regular season is winding down and that can mean only one thing: a deluge of bowl invitations being accepted by schools who have managed to reach the magical .500 mark to become post-season eligible.

The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl extended an invite to first year independent BYU and the Cougars have accepted, Saturday afternoon.

“We are pleased to officially extend this invitation to BYU,” said Brant B. Ringler, executive director of the bowl. “Our goal is always to attract schools with a national presence to help us honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, and BYU is a great fit as it is a nationally recognized institution with an outstanding fan base.”

The Dallas-based bowl will pit BYU against a Conference USA team. CBSSports.com's Jerry Palm currently in a game played at the Mustangs' home field, Gerald J. Ford Stadium, on December 30th.

“With the great year that Conference USA is having, the 2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl should be a terrific match up,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “BYU is excited to return to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to face a tough C-USA team. We are also honored to play in a game that pays tribute to the brave men and women of our armed forces.” wow good for  them



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