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Look for Air Force to win the Armed Forces Bowl this year. How fitting.
Matchup: Air Force Falcons vs. Rice Owls
Date: Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012
Time: 11:45 a.m. ET
Venue: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Air Force squeaked into a bowl game with a 6-6 record, but you'd expect this team to have done better. The Falcons averaged 328.8 rushing yards per game this season, which ranked second in the country. However, with just 107.2 passing yards per game, they averaged just 28.5 points a contest, compared to allowing 28.7. Nonetheless, they will be playing in Fort Worth.
Rice also went 6-6, starting the season off at 2-6 before winning four straight. The team turned it on down the stretch with a potent offense that averaged 421.1 yards per game making up for a paltry defense.
This game is going to be a high-scoring affair, but I see the Falcons' incredible rushing attack prevailing.
Prediction: Air Force 51, Rice 34