On Sunday night, the Military Bowl officially announced a matchup between the Air Force Falcons and Toledo Rockets. It's the fifth consecutive bowl appearance for the Falcons, who finished the year with a 7-5 (3-4 MWC) record. Toledo was 8-4 (7-1 MAC) overall. It's the first ever meeting between the two teams on the gridiron.
Air Force had to win the final to games of the regular season in order to reach bowl eligibility and did so with relative ease, dispatching UNLV 45-17 on Nov. 19 and Colorado State 45-21 on Nov. 26.
Toledo finished the regular season by winning seven of their last eight games; the lone defeat was a 63-60 thriller to eventual Mid-American Conference champion Northern Illinois.
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