2015 Armed Forces Bowl (December)
The 2015 Armed Forces Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game played on December 29, 2015 at Amon G. Carter Stadium on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. The 13th edition of the Armed Forces Bowl featured the California Golden Bears of the Pac-12 Conference against the Air Force Falcons of the Mountain West Conference. It began at 2:03 p.m. CST and aired on ESPN. It was one of the 2015–16 bowl games that concluded the 2015 FBS football season. Sponsored by aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin, it was officially known as the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.
|2015 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl|
|13th Armed Forces Bowl|
|Date||December 29, 2015|
|Stadium||Amon G. Carter Stadium|
|Location||Fort Worth, Texas|
|MVP||Jared Goff (Cal-QB)|
Karson Roberts (AF-QB)
|Favorite||California by 7½|
|Referee||Matt Loeffler (SEC)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Dave Flemming, Mike Bellotti, & Allison Williams (ESPN)|
Brian Estridge, John Denton, Rob Best, & Landry Burdine (RedVoice)
The game featured the California Golden Bears against the Air Force Falcons. It was a rematch of the 2007 Armed Forces Bowl (the first for both teams), which saw California defeat Air Force by a score of 42–36.
California Golden BearsEdit
After finishing their regular season 7–5, the Golden Bears accepted their invitation to play in the game.
This was the Golden Bears' second Armed Forces Bowl.
Air Force FalconsEdit
After finishing their regular season 8–5, the Falcons accepted their invitation to play in the game.
This was the Falcons' fifth Armed Forces Bowl, giving them the new record for most appearances in the game. Their overall record in the Armed Forces Bowl is 1–3; in addition to their aforementioned loss to California in the 2007 game, they also lost the 2008 Armed Forces Bowl to Houston 34–28, won the 2009 Armed Forces Bowl over Houston 47–20, and lost the 2012 Armed Forces Bowl to Rice 33–14.
|Total offense, plays – yards||71–586||68–434|
|Passing yards (net)||467||149|
|Time of Possession||28:53||31:07|
- Odds, Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2015
- "2015 Armed Forces Bowl: Cal vs. Air Force Stats". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "Cal's passing versus Air Force's ground game". Armed Forces Bowl. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
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- "Falcons Face Cal in Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl". GoAirForceFalcons.com. United States Air Force Academy. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015.