Tuesday's college football bowl games include two state schools. Air Force faces California at noon in Fort Worth, Texas in the Armed Forces Bowl. Colorado State faces Nevada in the Arizona Bowl tonight in Tucson at 5:30 p.m.
Air Force will play in its 8th bowl game in nine seasons under head coach Troy Calhoun, and the fifth time his team will compete in the Armed Forces Bowl.
California coach Sonny Dykes sees the Armed Forces Bowl pairing of his pass-happy Bears and run-heavy Air Force as a showcase for his sport. "The great thing about college football, it's a game of extremes," Dykes said. "You get to see a run-and-shoot team play against a triple-option team or you get to see a spread run team play against a spread pass team."
Mountain West Conference officials did everything they could think of to prevent two of the league's teams from playing in the same bowl game. After a barrage of emails, texts and phone calls to bowl officials, conference officials and school administrators, the conference still ended up with Nevada and Colorado State in the inaugural Arizona Bowl.