Air Force to face South Alabama in Arizona Bowl

Air Force (9-3, Mountain West) vs. South Alabama (6-6, Sun Belt), Dec. 30, 5:30 EST

LOCATION: Tucson, Arizona

TOP PLAYERS

Air Force: RB Tim McVey, 667 yards rushing, 8.3 yards per carry, 10 TDs.

South Alabama: QB Dallas Davis, 2,461 yards, 10 TDs, 11 INTs passing.

NOTABLE

Air Force is annually one of the nation's best rushing teams and finished fourth in the FBS this season, averaging 322.8 yards per game.

South Alabama went 2-6 in conference, but won on the road against Mississippi State and beat then-No. 19 San Diego State.

LAST TIME

First meeting.

BOWL HISTORY

Air Force is playing in its third straight bowl game. The Falcons lost 55-36 to California in the Armed Forces Bowl last season.

South Alabama is in a bowl game for the second time in three years, with the 2014 Camellia Bowl.

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