Houston, Army coming to Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium

Army is returning to the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.

The Black Knights will face head coach Major Applewhite and the Houston Cougars on Dec. 22 at Amon G. Carter Stadium, with the winner becoming the first to win the game three times. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CT.

“We are extremely excited to have the University of Houston and United States Military Academy in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl this year,” Executive Director Brant Ringler said.

“These programs are first class and have brought us some of the most memorable moments in our 16-year history. We will never forget the excitement that the Cougars gave everyone the last time they played in the game, and we are honored to host Army West Point for a second straight year and to have a service academy playing in the game for the 10th time in the past 12 years.”

Houston (8-4, 5-3 American Athletic) enters the game ranked fourth in the nation in scoring at 46.4 points per game. The Cougars, who tied for first place in the American Athletic Conference’s West Division, topped the 40-point plateau in 10 games, the most by any team in the country. In addition, the squad ranks seventh nationally in total offense (528.6 yards per game).

Army (9-2) has won seven straight games, and its last loss came in overtime, 28-21, at Oklahoma. Army ranks second in the nation in rushing at 303.0 yards per game (4.7 yards per carry) and leads the NCAA in time of possession at 39 minutes per game.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 22

Location: TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium

Time: Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CT.

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Peter Dawson is a digital sports reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He covers the Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers and Stars, as well as college and high school sports in DFW and the state of Texas. He also co-hosts the “High School Huddle” podcast.