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.
• 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.