For the ninth time in program history and for the fourth time in five years, Army football is going bowling.
The Black Knights are the first six-win team in the country and are the first to accept a bowl bid. They will be heading to Shreveport, Louisiana, for the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl.
This marks the second time that Army will appear in the Independence Bowl. The last time they played there was 1996 when the #24 Black Knights lost to Auburn 32-29.
This bowl game is fitting for Army who is off to its best start since 1996.
That 1996 team went 10-2 with losses to #19 Syracuse and Auburn. This year’s team is off to a 6-1 start with a big matchup against Air Force coming up.
Army’s defense has been impressive only giving up only 13.2 points per game, including only giving up three points against Mercer today.
The next man up mentality has been huge for Army this year, the offense has had six different quarterbacks go under center this season.
Christian Anderson, Jemel Jones, Maurice Bellan, Cade Ballard, Tyhier Tyler, and Christian Parrish have all seen action at QB with Jabari Laws out with an injury.
The Black Knights will face off against a Pac-12 foe on December 26th.