2008 Armed Forces Bowl
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2008 Armed Forces Bowl
2008 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
1234 Total
Houston 170710 34
Air Force 71038 28
DateDecember 31, 2008
StadiumAmon G. Carter Stadium
LocationFort Worth, Texas
MVPRB Bryce Beall, Houston
FB Jared Tew, Air Force[1]
FavoriteHouston by 3.5[2]
RefereeMatt Loeffler[1]
PayoutUS$750,000 per team[3]
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersTerry Gannon, David Norrie
Nielsen ratings1.4

The 2008 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl was the sixth edition of the annual post-season college football bowl game, and was a bowl rematch of a regular season game between the Houston Cougars against the Air Force Falcons that was won by Air Force, 31-28. It was played 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


  1. ^ a b c "Houston - Football". Uhcougars.cstv.com. 2008-12-31. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Daily Sports Roundup: December 31". Cappersmall.com. 2008-12-30. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Real Insight. Real Fans. Real Conversations". Sporting News. Archived from the original on 2008-12-19. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Houston gets first bowl win since 1980, ESPN, December 31, 2008.

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