DALLAS (AP) — Army is headed to its first bowl game in 14 years.

The Black Knights on Tuesday accepted an invitation to the Armed Forces Bowl in Dallas. Army had an agreement to play in the game if it was bowl eligible and either Conference USA or the Mountain West couldn’t fill their allotments.

The opening was there because No. 3 TCU qualified for the BCS, leaving the Mountain West with four teams for five bowl slots.

Army (6-5) played in the Independence Bowl in 1996, the last winning season for the Black Knights.

The Armed Forces Bowl is Dec. 30 at SMU’s Ford Stadium.

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