Air Force to take on Toledo in the 2011 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

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    Senior quarterback Tim Jefferson.

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    U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - The Air Force Academy will take on the University of Toledo from the Mid-American Conference in the 2011 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 4:30 p.m. ET in RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. This will mark the first meeting between the schools. This season marks a school-record fifth straight year that Air Force will play in a bowl game. The game will be televised on ESPN.

    Air Force finished the regular season 7-5 overall and 3-4 in Mountain West Conference play while Toledo was 8-4 overall and was co-champion of the West Division of the MAC with a 7-1 mark.

    The Falcons won the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for a second straight year and for a record 18th time overall with victories over Army and Navy. The Falcons defeated Navy, 35-34, in overtime in Annapolis on Oct. 1, and beat Army, 24-14, in Falcon Stadium on Nov. 5 to secure the coveted award. The Falcons closed the season with convincing wins over UNLV, 45-17, at home and at Colorado State, 45-21, to become bowl-eligible.

    The 2011 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman will be Air Force's 22nd all-time. The Falcons have a 10-10-1 all-time bowl record and have won two straight.

    Air Force Bowl History
    Season/Bowl-Opponent-Result
    1958/Cotton-TCU-Tied 0-0
    1963/Gator-North Carolina-Lost 0-35
    1970/Sugar-Tennessee-Lost 13-34
    1982/Hall of Fame-Vanderbilt-Won 36-28
    1983/Independence-Mississippi-Won 9-3
    1984/Independence-Virginia Tech-Won 23-7
    1985/Bluebonnet-Texas-Won 24-16
    1987/Freedom-Arizona State-Lost 28-33
    1989/Liberty-Mississippi-Lost 29-42
    1990/Liberty-Ohio State-Won 23-11
    1991/Liberty-Mississippi State-Won 38-15
    1992/Liberty-Mississippi-Lost 0-13
    1995/Copper-Texas Tech-Lost 41-55
    1997/Las Vegas-Oregon-Lost 13-41
    1998/O'ahu-Washington-Won 45-25
    2000/Silicon Valley-Fresno State-Won 37-34
    2002/San Francisco-Virginia Tech-Lost 13-20
    2007/Armed Forces-California-Lost 36-42
    2008/Armed Forces-Houston-Lost 28-34
    2009/Armed Forces-Houston-Won 47-20
    2010/Independence-Georgia Tech-Won 14-7
    2011/Military Bowl-Toledo

     

     

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