Dec. 4, 2011
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
1963/Gator-North Carolina-Lost 0-35
1982/Hall of Fame-Vanderbilt-Won 36-28
1984/Independence-Virginia Tech-Won 23-7
1987/Freedom-Arizona State-Lost 28-33
1990/Liberty-Ohio State-Won 23-11
1991/Liberty-Mississippi State-Won 38-15
1995/Copper-Texas Tech-Lost 41-55
1997/Las Vegas-Oregon-Lost 13-41
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