Armed Forces Bowl: Missouri Vs. Army Live Chat Thread & Game Info
This one is for Kevin (and all the other members of our site who are current or past members of the military – thank you all for your service). For those of you who don’t know it one way or another, our fearless site leader, in addition to running the best Miami Dolphins site on the web, is also an active full-time member of the United States Army.
For the Black knights of the army, their annual competition against Navy is their game of the year every year. A loss this year on Dec. 11 to the Navy was a blow to a program. They then had to immediately, after the loss, start preparing to play tonight’s Bowl Game in Fort Worth, TX. Perhaps this very disappointing loss will be the motivation the military needs to gain one more before heading to their winter vacation.
Helping the military in their quest tonight will be the fact that this is one of the best rushing attacks in the country and that he will play one of the worst FBS teams to defend the race. Missouri is the fifth-worst running defense of 130 FBS teams this season, averaging 228.8 yards per game this season.
As for Missouri, they’ll be a work in progress as they get into their ball game. The Missouri top-back said for the 2022 NFL Draft and as such won’t play for the Tigers tonight. Running back Tyler Badie has totaled 1,604 rushing yards this season, with 330 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns.
And if starting a new running back isn’t enough for the Tigers, they’ve also decided to replace starting quarterback Connor Bazelak after a horrific game against Arkansas to end the regular season. Back-up quarterback Brady Cook will make his first start tonight on a national stage.
Please use tonight’s live chat thread to discuss this bowl game, one of the other bowl games coming up this season, and as always, the NFL and our Miami Dolphins. Remember to continue to follow the site rules in live chats as in any other discussion on the site. As always, posting, requesting or discussing illegal game feeds / links / etc … is strictly prohibited on any of the SBNations sites.
Bowl of the Armed Forces
Missouri Tigers (6-6) 4th SEC East Vs. Army Gold Knights (8-4) 1st IA
- When: Wednesday, December 22, 8:00 p.m. EST
- Or: Amon Carters Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
- TV: ESPN
- Chances: Army -6.5
- Above / Below: 54