Football Wraps Up First Day at Armed Forces Bowl

    Quarterback Case Keenum and the Cougars practiced today at the TCU practice fields.
    Quarterback Case Keenum and the Cougars practiced today at the TCU practice fields.
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    FORT WORTH, Texas -- The University of Houston football team wrapped up its first day of pre-game preparation in Fort Worth on Sunday.

    The team held a two-hour practice Sunday morning on the TCU practice fields in pads and shorts. It was the first practice for the team out of the Houston city limits in preparation for the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 31.

    Head coach Kevin Sumlin says it has been a month since the last time the team played a game but overall he is pleased with the approach the team is taking towards the game against Air Force.

    "It's been a month since we last played and the guys have been approaching it the right way," Sumlin said. "Fortunately we had two days (of practice) in Houston so we have approached it like a game week."

    We are treating it like a regular work week and we are a ways away (from being game ready) but I am pretty please with how our guys have approached the ball game."

    Following the practice the team capped the night off with a team dinner and a performance by 4 Day Weekend, a local improvisation group.

    Tomorrow the team will hold another morning practice and selected players will make a visit to a local hospital to visit with patients.

    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 or call 713-743-9550.

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