Military Bowl 2012: San Jose State vs. Bowling Green game preview, location, history and more

Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

A surprising 10-win season just two years removed from a 12-loss campaign will culminate in San Jose State's trip to Washington, D.C. for the Military Bowl.

Ranked No. 24 and having won 10 games for the first time since 1987, the San Jose State Spartans will reap the rewards for their turnaround season when they take on the Bowling Green Falcons in the Military Bowl from Washington, D.C. on Dec. 27.

For a team that went 1-12 just two season ago, the Spartans, led by quarterback David Fales, were one of the nation's surprises. San Jose State ended their regular season on a six-game winning streak after dropping a game to the Utah State Aggies in mid-October. Since that loss the Spartans have handled the rest of their schedule, including wins over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.

As part of the MAC's resurgence in 2012, Bowling Green finished the year 8-4 led by quarterback Matt Schilz, who passed for nearly 2,500 yards and 14 touchdowns on the season. Falcons running back Anthon Samuel just missed 1,000 yards on the season, but did score 10 touchdowns.

But it was Bowling Green's defense that helped them to their winning season as the Falcons allowed an average of just 15.8 points per game to opponents, the eighth-best rate in the country.

Game date and time

December 27, 3 p.m. ET

Location

RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

Spread

San Jose State is favored by a touchdown against Bowling Green

TV schedule

ESPN

Watch online

ESPN3/Watch ESPN

Radio schedule

ESPN Radio

Last year’s game

Toledo Rockets 42 vs. Air Force Falcons 41

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