Official: D.C. backup bowl option

Army could be playing in bowl game in Washington, D.C. after all.

Army fell one win short of playing in the EagleBank Bowl in the nation’s capital last season.

The bowl’s name has been changed to the Military Bowl and is Army’s backup choice this season.

Army and the Military Bowl officially announced an agreement Tuesday that could have the Black Knights playing in the postseason on Dec. 29.

If Army isn’t invited to the Armed Forces Bowl in Dallas, it could play in D.C. if the Military Bowl’s primary tie-ins with the Atlantic Coast Conference and Conference USA aren’t fulfilled. Last year, two at-large teams, Temple and UCLA played in the bowl.

We reported this bowl as a backup weeks ago.

Army (4-3), which hosts Division I-AA VMI Saturday, needs to reach six wins to be bowl eligible and must have the sixth win before its game against Navy on Dec. 11 to qualify for both bowls.

The scenarios are a little confusing. If your head is spinning, email me at and I’ll try to clear up Army’s postseason picture.

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