SMU to again host Armed Forces Bowl

The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will be played at SMU's Gerald Ford Stadium for the second straight season when the ninth annual game is played Dec. 30 on ESPN.

The game was moved to SMU because of renovations to TCU's Amon G. Carter Stadium, which is again the case. The game is schedule to return to Fort Worth in 2012, TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte said.

Last year's game -- Army defeated SMU, 16-14 -- draw an SMU-record crowd of 36,742.

“We are excited to serve as the host of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl for the second straight year,” SMU AD Steve Orsini said in a statement.