Arizona Bowl 2016 Live The Falcons and Jaguars square off in the desert. Also, head over here for the fully updated bowl season calendar as it fills in, from the New Orleans Bowl through the Rose Bowl. We’ll also add picks, scores, and more to that calendar over time.
Arizona Bowl 2016The second-ever Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl will get underway on the Friday before New Year’s from Tucson.The game’s tie-ins are the Mountain West and Conference USA, with the Sun Belt serving as an alternate if one of those two conferences doesn’t have enough bowl eligible teams to fill their slots. However, that already happened in the one year that the bowl has existed, as two Mountain West teams played in the inaugural game in Tucson. The last time this happened in a non-championship game was the 1979 Orange Bowl, so at least the Arizona Bowl is in good company there.
Game storylines, spread
Here is everything you need to know in preparation for this year’s Arizona Bowl:
Date and time: Friday, Dec. 30, 2-4 p.m.
TV channel: TBA
Live Stream: Click to watch College Bowl Games 2016
Location: Tucson, Ariz.
Stadium: Arizona Stadium
Last year’s score: Nevada 28, Colorado State 23
Last year’s attendance: 20,425
Teams with the most all-time appearances: Clemson, 8
Teams with the most all-time wins: LSU, 5
Air Force (9-3, 5-3 in Mountain West)
Air Force’s season has been all about streaks. The Falcons started 2016 hot, beating Navy to reach 4-0 on the year, before losing their next three, including close Ls to New Mexico and Hawaii. Then they went on another tear, finishing up with the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy (the three-way, service academy rivalry trophy) for the fourth time in seven years and head coach Troy Calhoun’s seventh season with eight or more wins.