2013 MILITARY BOWL GAME INFO:
Teams: WAC vs. MAC
2012 Military Bowl Results:
Bowling Green kept up with the #24 San Jose State team for a majority of the game taking the lead twice in the second half. However, the Spartans were able to take the lead back in the fourth and go on to win the game 29-20.
MILITARY BOWL INFORMATION:
Location: Washington, DC
Venue: RFK Stadium
Previous Names: Congressional Bowl, EagleBank Bowl
Military Bowl History:
The idea for Military Bowl (in its inital incarnation, the EagleBank Bowl) was originally put forward with the advent of the Washington D.C. bowl committee, which was formed in 2006. The goal was to bring a college bowl game to the area, which could potentiality provide an economic boost for the city. After being backed by the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission and the Washington, D.C. Convention and Tourism Corporation, the NCAA cleared its creation for the 2008 season.
In its inaugural year, the game was played on December 20, making it the first bowl game of the season. The contest pitted Navy against Wake Forest, with the Demon Deacons coming away with a hard fought 29-19 victory. Wake Forest's Riley Skinner, the eventual MVP of the game, had to rally his team back from a 13-0 deficit to take a 22-19 lead with just under eight minutes remaining in the game.
The location of this event makes it a unique game as well, as the cold temperatures in an outdoor environment add a new level of intrigue to the contests. In addition to providing fans with exciting football, the EagleBank Bowl's location in the nation's capital offers a number of enticing landmarks to visit as followers of the team make their way to the area. RFK Stadium, which was the home of the Washington Redskins until 1996, is in close proximity to many of the most iconic buildings in Washington, D.C. Spectators can spend time touring one of the most historic cities in the country while reveling in the excitement of the bowl game.
EagleBank/Military Bowl Preview History
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Fireworks @ the Military Bowl Look out for these 2 high scoring teams as Air Force and Toledo light the scoring firworks for the Military Bowl! May be the highest scoring and most exciting game of the bowl season! Go FALCONS! December 22, 2011