Dec 23, 2010 2:09 AM by Lee Douglas
Bowl week is here for the Air Force football team.
The Falcons arrived in Shreveport on Wednesday. Georgia Tech will arrive on Thursday.
Air Force practiced at Messmer Stadium on the campus of Loyola College Prep School. The Falcons will have brief practice sessions each day through Christmas.
The 8-4 Falcons will take on the 6-6 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on December 27 in the Advocare V100 Independence Bowl. It's the only college bowl game of the day. It's televised on ESPN2. The Falcons are excited about the national exposure.
Senior linebacker Andre Morris Jr. told News First 5's Jordan Mason, "It feels good to be on ESPN, get some national exposure, play against an automatic qualifier, an ACC conference team and just have that ability to go to a bowl game."
Junior cornerback Anthony Wright Jr. adds, "Being on a national stage against an ACC team is second to none coming where we're from."
Kickoff is 3:00 p.m. Mountain time Monday afternoon from Shreveport.
For much more on the Independence Bowl don't miss "Showdown in Shreveport" Sunday night at 10:35 p.m. on News First Five and Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. on News First Now. News First Sports Director Lee Douglas is joined on the program by News First 5's Jordan Mason and Brian Jerman from the Sports Information office at the Air Force Academy. The half hour bowl special includes feature stories on quarterback Tim Jefferson and cornerback Reggie Rembert, the top-10 plays of the year and much more.