Dec. 27, 2008
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The University of Houston football team arrived in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday evening for the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 31.
The team departed Houston at 2 p.m. after practicing for over two hours in full pads on the UH practice fields.
They will hold their first practice on Fort Worth on Sunday morning on the TCU practice fields.
The Cougars will face Air Force at 11 a.m. on Dec 31 in a rematch against the Falcons. The two teams met on Sept. 13, the same day that Hurricane Ike hit the Texas Coast and forced the game to be played at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Houston lost the game 31-28.
Having not won a bowl game since 1980 against Navy in the Garden State Bowl, the Cougars will look to win its first bowl game in over 25 years. It is an important game for the Cougars, especially the seniors who have played in three bowl games (Armed Forces, Liberty, and Texas) and lost.
Kickoff for the Armed Forces Bowl is slated for 11 a.m., Dec. 31 at Amon G. Carter Stadium, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN Radio.
Tickets are on sale now for the game. For more ticket information go to mycougarconnection.com or call 713-743-9550.