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Navy going to Fort Worth’s Armed Forces Bowl against Louisiana Tech

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Navy (9-3, American Athletic Conference) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-5, Conference USA), Dec. 23, 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Fort Worth, Texas

TOP PLAYERS

Navy: QB Will Worth, 1,397 yards, eight TDs passing; 1,196 yards, 25 TDs rushing.

Louisiana Tech: QB Ryan Higgins, 4,208 yards, 37 TDs, eight interceptions passing; 284 yards, three TDs rushing.

NOTABLE

Navy: The Midshipmen were contractually obligated before the season to play in the Armed Forces Bowl, if they were bowl eligible. Navy lost the American Athletic Conference championship game to Temple, and still has its annual game against Army to play next Saturday.

Louisiana Tech: Had a seven-game winning streak before losing their regular-season finale at Southern Miss and then at Western Kentucky in the Conference USA championship game.

LAST TIME

Navy 37, Louisiana Tech 23, Sept. 18, 2010.

BOWL HISTORY

Navy: This is the 13th bowl in 14 seasons for Navy after a 17-year postseason drought. Also 22nd bowl overall, including an Armed Forces Bowl victory over Middle Tennessee three years ago.

Louisiana Tech: Third consecutive bowl, and ninth overall.

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