The Military Bowl is played each December at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Washington D.C. Since 2008 the Military Bowl has treated millions of fans to some of the most exciting bowl games in college football. The game matches up one of the top teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference with a peer from the American Athletic Conference. The Military Bowl is sponsored by Northrop Grumman, and has been sponsored in the past by EagleBank. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Military Bowl tickets.
2015 Military Bowl Preview
The 2014 Military Bowl will kick off on December 27 noon in Annapolis, Maryland between the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Virginia Tech Hokies. The two teams have a ten game history and are tied with 5 wins a piece with the Bearcats coming away with the last win in 2012. This matchup will be the third bowl game meeting between the Bearcats and Hokies after a Cincy win in the Sun Bowl of 1947 and a V-Tech Orange Bowl win in 2009.
For this matchup in the Military Bowl, the 9-3 Bearcats are coming in as the 13th best passing offense in the FBS with a 300 yards per game average. The Hokies 17th ranked defense for points against will be tested against the Bearcats Gunner Kiel who has thrown for more than 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns this year. Despite finishing the season at 6-6 and 3-5 in conference play, the Hokies had big wins of the top 25 opponents Ohio State and Duke making this game anything but a sure thing for the Bearcats.
Check out our Military Bowl Preview History page for previews of previous Military Bowl games.
Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium Address: 550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401
After being at RFK Stadium since its inception, the Military Bowl moved to Annapolis to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, home of the Navy Midshipmen. The stadium first opened in 1959 and has a capacity of 34,000.
Sections 1-8 are on the home team sideline while 25-32 are behind the away team sideline. All lettered sections are behind the endzones.
Still a great view of the field since it’s a small stadium for football. Sections 101-108 are on the home team side, and 125-132 are on the away team side.
Military Bowl Event Guide
What are best attractions to see when in Annapolis for the Military Bowl?
You’re in town for the Military Bowl, so of course you have to check out the U.S. Naval Academy. Get out on a sail boat if the weather is nice and check out the Maryland State House while you’re in Annapolis as well.
What’s the best place to eat at in Annapolis if you’re in town for the Military Bowl?
O’Learys Seafood is a great place to have dinner. If you’re in Maryland, it has to be seafood and this is the best of the best. Try the crab cakes and you won’t be disappointed.
What are the best games in Military Bowl history?
It’s a very short history since the inaugural game was in 2008, but we’ve seen some good games thus far. Wake Forest was down 19-14 to Navy in that ’08 game before game MVP Riley Skinner led the Demon Deacons to a 10-point come-from-behind win. Toledo beat Air Force 42-41 in a shootout that was won when Air Force went for a two-point conversion with 52 seconds left to win the game, but couldn’t convert.
What’s the best way to get to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium?
You can take the Harry S. Truman Shuttle Service that runs every 20 minutes to the stadium. If you are driving to the stadium, you can park at the Germantown Elementary School on the corner of Cedar Park Drive and Glen Ave. for $20.