This will be the third meeting of the Bulldogs and Midshipmen after Navy swept a home-and-away series in 2009 and 2010 with 32-14 and 37-23 victories.
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Navy will represent a service academy in the Armed Forces Bowl for the eighth time, and will make its second appearance in the bowl game. The Midshipmen defeated Middle Tennessee 24-6 in 2013. Navy is 10-10-1 all-time in bowl games.
Louisiana Tech will make its debut in the Armed Forces Bowl. The Bulldogs are 4-3-1 all-time in bowl games.
Ryan Higgins leads the offensive attack for Louisiana Tech. He threw for 4,208 yards and 37 touchdowns this season, connecting often with wide receiver Trent Taylor 124 times for 1,570 yards and 10 touchdowns. Jarred Craft leads the ground attack with 1,011 yards and nine touchdowns.
Navy quarterback Will Worth leads the team in passing (1,397 yards and eight touchdowns) and rushing (1,198 yards and 25 touchdowns). Chris High (500 yards, five touchdowns), Shawn White (443 yards, seven touchdowns), Toneo Gulley (427 yards, four touchdowns) and Dishan Romine (416 yards, one score) were all heavily used in the run game this season.
Louisiana Tech is a seven-point favorite in the Armed Forces Bowl in a game with an over/under set at 68 points.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Navy Midshipmen
Location: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
Date/time: Friday, December 23, 2016, 4:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ESPN
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