Armed Forces Bowl 2009: Air Force Falcons vs. Houston Cougars

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The Air Force Falcons and the Houston Cougars will collide at Forth Worth in a rematch of last year’s Armed Forces Bowl, which Houston won 34-28.

This is only the 7th time two sides have faced each other in the same bowl game in consecutive years. This year’s matchup will definitely be an offense vs. defense showdown, led by the Cougars’ Case Keenum, against Air Force’s top-ranked pass defense.

The 21-year-old quarterback finished the 2009 season second in the nation behind Graham Harrell in passing yards. Keenum also led Houston to its first bowl victory since 1980 as well as being named the C-USA player of the year.

Today, the Kinesiology major will have the chance to get to 6,000 total passing yards, and he will also look to pad his 43 passing touchdowns this term.

The Cougars got a return trip to Fort Worth after losing the Conference USA championship match to East Carolina, which got the league’s spot in the Liberty Bowl.

The Armed Forces Bowl is an annual postseason college football match that was inaugurated in 2003.

UPDATE: Asher Clark and Jared Tew each ran for more than 100 yards with two touchdowns as the Falcons rolled to a 47-20 victory over Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl.

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