Air Force is playing in its 25th bowl game this season. The Falcons have earned a bowl bid eight times in head coach Troy Calhoun's nine seasons. Air Force has an 11-12-1 all-time bowl record, including a 3-4 mark under Calhoun.
Air Force is playing in its fifth Armed Forces Bowl (2007, 08, 09, 12, 15), the most appearances in any bowl in school history. The Falcons are 1-3 all-time in the Armed Forces Bowl. This marks the second time Air Force has had a rematch in the bowl. The Falcons played Houston in back-to-back games in 2008-09.