The 2008 edition of the Armed Forces Bowl was pretty good. Houston led
the whole game, but Air Force was never far behind. You can check out my write up at Pegasus News here.
This was the first time that I have gone to a bowl game of any kind either as a fan or media member. I received press credentials to work the game for Pegasus News, and I have to say that I enjoyed the experience.
Both coaches gave the “thumbs up” to the city of Fort Worth and the Armed Forces Bowl officials for a great bowl experience. I was very impressed with Air Force coach Troy Calhoun and Houston coach Kevin Sumlin. The two teams played hard, but you could tell that the long lay off for both teams affected their play.
I was happy for Houston’s Phillip Hunt who became the all time sack leader
for the Cougars during the bowl game as well as seting a few bowl records. Hunt is a Fort Worth native and a senior. Air Force kicker Ryan Harrison, who is from Keller, TX, almost broke his own Armed Forces Bowl record for the longest field goal. He hit a 55 yard field goal, but Houston had called a time out. On the second attempt, he hooked it just to the left.
I hope that I get that opportunity again. It seems there is some question about where the game might be played in the future. Hopefully, Fort Worth can hold on to this bowl for a long time. At least until we start having a playoff.
By the way, I posted a photo gallery at Flickr. Check it out.