Army (8-4, Independent) vs. San Diego State (10-2, Mountain West), Dec. 23, 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)

LOCATION: Fort Worth, Texas.

TOP PLAYERS

Army: QB Ahmad Bradshaw, 1,472 yards rushing, 11 touchdowns; LB Alex Auckerman, 14.5 tackles for loss, 6 sacks.

San Diego State: RB Rashaad Penny, leads nation with both 168.9 yards per game rushing and 224.8 yards per game all-purpose.

NOTABLE

Army: The Black Knights earned their way into the Armed Forces Bowl with their win over Temple on Oct. 21. They’re playing in back-to-back bowl games for the first time since the 1984-85 seasons.

San Diego State: The Aztecs finished on a four-game win streak and beat Pac-12 runner-up Stanford earlier in the season.

LAST TIME

San Diego State 42, Army 7 (Sept. 8, 2012)

BOWL HISTORY

Army: The Black Knights are 4-2 in bowls and making a second appearance in the Armed Forces.

San Diego State: The Aztecs will be playing in this bowl for the first time and are 5-6 all-time in bowls.


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