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2011 Armed Forces Bowl: BYU Vs. Tulsa

College football bowl madness continues today at noon with the Armed Forces Bowl between BYU and Tulsa (noon on ESPN). It is the first of four games on the schedule today, including the Pinstripe Bowl between Rutgers and Iowa State.

BYU finished the season 9-3. The Cougars are an independent program. Tulsa finished 8-5. The Golden Hurricane play in Conference USA.

BYU, previously a member of the Mountain West Conference, won eight of its last nine games following a difficult start to the season. The Cougars have won four of their last five bowl appearances, including a 52-24 win over UTEP in the 2010 New Mexico Bowl.

Tulsa lost three of its first four games before finishing the season 7-1 over its last eight games. Tulsa took part in the Hawaii Bowl last season and posted a 62-35 win in the process against hometown favorite and 24th-ranked Hawaii.

Game: Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

Date/Time: Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, Noon ET

TV: ESPN

Betting Odds: Tulsa by 1