Posted: Dec 8, 2009 4:44 PM by Lee Douglas
Updated: Dec 8, 2009 4:44 PM
The legendary Yogi Berra says it best. "It's déjà vu all over again."
The official announcement came Sunday and as expected the Air Force football team will play in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl for the third straight year on New Year's Eve in Fort Worth.
For the second straight year the Falcons will take on the Houston Cougars out of conference USA. In fact, this will be the third time in the last two seasons the Falcons have played Houston. Last year Air Force beat the Cougars during the regular season but lost at the Armed Forces Bowl.
Some of the fans are disappointed to be going back to Fort Worth, but the players are just happy to be back in a bowl game and looking forward to the rematch with Houston.
Senior linebacker John Falgout says, "I don't think it really matters because Air Force is back in a bowl for the third year in a row. It's just an exciting time for the program."
Cornerback Reggie Rembert says," It would be nice to go somewhere else, but it's just nice to go to a bowl game. Not every team in America can say that."
The rematch with 25th ranked Houston also excites the Falcons.
Senior nose guard Ben Garland says, "I like the fact that they're a great passing offense, a great team, a great opponent. We're ready for the opportunity to go in there and show them what falcon football is all about."
"This does have a little bit of an edge to a rematch because it's the exact matchup of last year's bowl game," says Falgout. "I think we have a chance to come out on the other side of this one."
Kickoff is at 10:00 am our time New Year's Eve in Fort Worth. The game will be televised on ESPN.