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Fri Dec 30, 2011 @ 11:00 AM CST


Armed Forces Bowl


Gerald J. Ford Stadium
5801 Airline Road
Dallas, TX 75205

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Armed Forces Bowl Information

NHL's Dallas Stars - BYU Discount
While in town for the bowl game, join your fellow BYU Cougars Thursday, December 29, as the Stars take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. The BYU athletic department has secured a preferred rate for all BYU alumni and friends with tickets for just $15 per person for Mezzanine seating or $45 per person for Plaza seating.

To secure your seats, click here
Enter special offer code: cougars

When you purchase your tickets, you will be entered in a drawing for a Stars autographed jersey and the chance to participate in on-ice intermission activities!

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Events

  • Wed, Dec. 28: Welcome Home a Hero
    DFW Airport, between 7 am & 9 am (subject to change)
    Hello, heroes! Greet troops returning from duty overseas and thank them for their sacrifices. 
    Call the USO recorded line for updated flight information 24 hours prior at 972-574-0392.

  • Thurs, Dec. 29: Team Kickoff Luncheon
    Omni Fort Worth Hotel | 12:00 – 1:30 pm
    Featuring 3x Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl Champion, Russell Maryland 
    Presented by the Omni Fort Worth Hotel & American Airlines
    $50 tickets available here

  • Fri, Dec. 30: Game Day

    8 am – 10:30 am | Ford Stadium, Westcott Parking Lot
     Ù­  Pregame concert by Professor D

    10:30 am – Pregame Ceremonies
     Ù­  Flyovers & skydivers
     Ù­  Joint military color guard

    11 am – Kickoff
     Ù­ Each quarter honors a different service branch
     Ù­ Great American Patriot Award presented by Armed Forces Insurance presented at halftime
    Ù­  Military induction ceremonies
    Ù­  Postgame awards ceremony

    Re-opens in Westcott Parking Lot immediately following the awards ceremony until 5 pm
    Featuring postgame concert by Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band, presented by Armed Forces Insurance

    *The Armed Forces Adventure Area is an exhibition of military hardware, interactive displays, games, prizes and more. The Adventure Area will feature concerts by Professor D (pregame) and Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band (postgame). Both the Adventure Area and the concerts are FREE to the public.

BYU Ticket Information — Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl 

  • Tickets may be ordered online at byutickets.com or by calling the ticket office at 801-422-2981.
  • Tickets are $45, which includes a $5 ticket fee.
  • Orders will be sent via FedEx overnight on or before December 21st.
  • Children age 24 months and older require a ticket.
  • No refunds or exchanges.

BYU Alumni Tailgate

  • Date: Friday, December 30
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: SMU Campus, Bishop Blvd (Click here for map)
  • What: Food, Games, Music, Pep Rally with the Cheer Squad and BYU Marching Band
  • Meal Cost: $12 in advance, $15 on site (breakfast tacos, fruit, breakfast breads, country hash browns, juice or milk)
  • Contact: Heather Hawkins, 801-422-4954 or alumnichaptersast@byu.edu
  • Click here to make breakfast reservation

BYU Football Fireside

  • Date: Thursday, December 29
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Richardson Stake Center, 900 S. Bowser (Click here for map)
  • What: An inspirational fireside with members of the BYU Football Team including talks from players and Bronco and Holly Mendenhall

Event Videos

BYU Beats Tulsa in Thriller (Dec 31, 2011)
The 2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl came right down to the wire and the Cougars came out on top after Riley Nelson hit Cody Hoffman for the game-winning touchdown to give BYU its third straight bowl victory.
Armed Forces Bowl Press Conference (Dec 29, 2011)
AFB Executive Director Brant Ringler and head coaches for BYU and Tulsa talk about the 2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.
Comedy Night in Fort Worth (Dec 29, 2011)
The Cougars were treated to an show Wednesday night by Four Day Weekend, an improv comedy group in Fort Worth.
Football Players Visit Children's Hospital (Dec 29, 2011)
Members of BYU's football team took time away from bowl preparation to team up with some of Tulsa's players and delivered gifts to patients at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth.
BYU Holds Final Practice, Gears Up for Tulsa (Dec 28, 2011)
The Cougars wrapped up bowl practice today and look forward to their matchup against Tulsa in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.
2011 Armed Forces Bowl Welcome Party (Dec 28, 2011)
Enjoy highlights from the 2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Welcome Party.
Cougars Fly Out to Dallas (Dec 26, 2011)
The Cougars left Provo early Monday morning flying to Dallas for their matchup against Tulsa in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 30th
Cougars Wrap Up Practice in Provo (Dec 24, 2011)
Bronco talks to the media after the last practice in Provo before the Cougars head to Dallas, Texas for the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 30th. McKay Jacobson, a Southlake, Texas native, gives his thoughts on what will be his last game in a Cougar uniform.
Football Bowl Preparation (Dec 21, 2011)
BYUTV looks in on the football team to see how they are preparing for their Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl match-up with Tulsa.
2011 Football Highlights (Dec 16, 2011)
Watch some of the more memorable highlights from the 2011 football season leading up to the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on December 30th when the Cougars take on Tulsa.

Event Stories

Hoffman's Third Touchdown Lifts BYU Over Tulsa (Dec 30, 2011)
DALLAS - With no timeouts left and 11 seconds remaining in the game, Riley Nelson faked spiking the ball to stop the clock and instead threw to an open Cody Hoffman for the game-winning touchdown to give BYU a 24-21...
Armed Forces Bowl Postgame Notes & Quotes (Dec 30, 2011)
Postgame notes and quotes from BYU's 24-21 win over Tulsa in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. DOUBLE-DIGITS BYU finished with a 10-3 record this season, its fifth 10-win season in the last six years, a feat...
BYU vs. Tulsa Game Notes - Armed Forces Bowl (Dec 19, 2011)
BYU will close out the 2011 season against Tulsa in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on Friday, Dec. 30, with kickoff set for 11 a.m. CT. The game will be broadcast live from Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas,...
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Team Announcement Event in Fort Worth (Dec 14, 2011)
FORT WORTH, Texas – Included below are selected quotes from Tuesday's news conference for the ninth annual Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. The game will be played at SMU’s Gerald J. Ford Stadium on...
BYU Accepts Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Invitation (Nov 19, 2011)
Brigham Young University has accepted an invitation to compete in the 2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. The Cougars are scheduled to meet a school from Conference USA in the postseason college football bowl game...

Event Blog Entries

Visiting Cook Children's Hospital (12/28/11)
Taking a break from the field and game preparation, players from BYU and Tulsa visited Cook Children’s Hospital to visit some young patients and their families.   Several children in the hospital...
BYU Anxious To Get Back On The Field (12/28/11)
On a breezy, crisp afternoon, the BYU football team took to the field at Burleson Centennial High School for their last official practice in preparation for the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.   BYU...