The Armed Forces Bowl, created in 2003 by ESPN Regional Television, features teams from the Mountain West Conference and Conference USA. If either conference is unable to field a bowl-eligible team, Army and Navy are eligible to play.

BYU -- a former Mountain West Conference member and currently a football independent -- also is eligible to play, if bowl eligible.

Memorable moments

• In the inaugural game in 2003, Ryan Dinwiddle engineered a 14-point comeback late as Boise State defeated TCU 34-31. Dinwiddle threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns.

• In 2011, BYU scored after a fake spike with 11 seconds left for a 24-21 win against Tulsa. BYU was out of timeouts and at the 2-yard-line when quarterback Riley Nelson faked a spike and threw his third touchdown pass of the day to Cody Hoffman, giving the Cougars their fifth 10-win season.

ARMED FORCES BOWL RESULTS
YEARWINNERSCORELOSERSCORE
2003Boise State34TCU31
2004Cincinnati32Marshall14
2005Kansas42Houston13
2006Utah25Tulsa13
2007California42Air Force36
2008Houston34Air Force28
2009Air Force47Houston20
2010Army16SMU14
2011BYU24Tulsa21
2012Rice33Air Force14
2013Navy24Middle Tennessee6