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2008 Armed Forces Bowl

2008 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 17 0 7 10 34
Air Force 7 10 3 8 28
Date December 31, 2008
Season 2008
Stadium Amon G. Carter Stadium
Location Fort Worth, Texas
MVP RB Bryce Beall, Houston
FB Jared Tew, Air Force[1]
Favorite Houston by 3.5[2]
Referee Matt Loeffler[1]
Attendance 41,127[1]
Payout US$750,000 per team[3]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers: Terry Gannon, David Norrie
Nielsen ratings 1.4
Armed Forces Bowl
 < 2007  2009

The 2008 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl was the sixth edition of the annual post-season college football bowl game, and featured the Houston Cougars against the Air Force Falcons on December 31, 2008 at Amon G. Carter Stadium on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas and telecast on ESPN nationally. The Falcons made their second straight Armed Forces Bowl appearance, having lost the previous year to California, while the Cougars made their fourth straight bowl appearance, having most recently lost to TCU . The Cougars defeated the Falcons 34-28, for their first bowl win since the 1980 Garden State Bowl ending an eight-bowl game losing streak.[4]

Scoring summary

Scoring Play Score
1st Quarter
UH - Bryce Beall 1 yard TD run (Jordan Mannisto kick), 13:27 UH 7-0
AFA - Jared Tew 2 yard TD run (Ryan Harrison kick), 11:28 Tie 7-7
UH - Case Keenum 1 yard TD run (Mannisto kick), 8:10 UH 14-7
UH - Mannisto 22 yard FG, :04 UH 17-7
2nd Quarter
AFA - Tim Jefferson 5 yard TD run (Harrison kick), 9:52 UH 17-14
AFA - Harrison 44 yard FG, 2:28 Tie 17-17
3rd Quarter
UH - Keenum 4 yard TD run (Mannisto kick), 12:28 UH 24-17
AFA - Harrison 37 yard FG, 3:51 UH 24-20
4th Quarter
UH - Andre Kohn 13 yard TD pass from Keenum (Mannisto kick), 10:58 UH 31-20
AFA - Jared Tew 2 yard TD run (Jefferson run), 6:06 UH 31-28
UH - Mannisto 37 yard FG, 3:24 UH 34-28

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Houston - Football". Uhcougars.cstv.com. 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Daily Sports Roundup: December 31". Cappersmall.com. 2008-12-30. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  3. ^ "Real Insight. Real Fans. Real Conversations". Sporting News. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  4. ^ Houston gets first bowl win since 1980, ESPN, December 31, 2008.

External links

  • Armed Forces Bowl Official Website
  • Final Stat Sheet
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