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Bowled Over: Dallas Gets Two Holiday Games

About 10 percent of next winter's college bowl games will be played right here in our backyard, two under noses in Dallas.

In addition to the Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium, this year will mark the debut of the Dallas Football Classic at the Cotton Bowl. And yesterday brought news that the Armed Forces Bowl - played annually at TCU's Amon Carter Stadium - would this year be held at SMU's Ford Stadium because of renovations to the old joint in Fort Worth.

It is, of course, one of the most ridiculous of the 35 bowl games, with Army having already been penciled in as one of the teams to play at 11 a.m. on December 30. The other team will come from the middle of the Mountain West Conference.

We expect SMU to play in a bowl game. And now its stadium will host one.

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