Military Bowl Preview History
2014 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.
2013 Military Bowl Preview
The 2013 Military Bowl will be played on Friday, December 27th at 2:30 PM between the Maryland Terrapins and the Marshall Thundering Heard.Marshall looks to be only very slightly favored in the contest, but the Herd's RaKeem Cato will be trying to air it out early. The strong-armed QB has 3,579 yards and 36 touchdowns on the season, especially when connected with his favorite target, Tommy Shuler. The wideout had over 90 receptions and over 1,000 yards through the air. Maryland has issues with stopping offenses once they reach the red zone, so watch for Cato to try to connect with Shuler early and often.
Maryland went 1-2 and score only 18 points a game without quarteback C.J. Brown, and 7-2 with 32 points a game with him. The two-touchdown difference is a testament to how good Brown can be. Brown can run with the best of them, and the Terrapins went 4-0 when he rushed for over 100 yards this season. Maryland will also have the closest thing to homefield advantage as the game is being played in Annapolis.
2011 Military Bowl Game Preview:
The 2011 Military Bowl will feature the Air Force Falcons against the Toledo Rockets. The Rockets won 8 games this year playing in the Mid American conference and had close losses against both Ohio State and Syracuse. Air Force is from the Mountain West conference and brings in a 7-5 overall record. This matchup looks to be very balanced, so expect this to be a close game. Both teams played Boise State this year, with the Falcons losing a close one and the Rockets getting beat by 25 points.
2010 Military Bowl Preview:
The 2010 Military Bowl should be a great game as it matches up the local Maryland Terrapins from the ACC against Conference USA’s East Carolina Pirates. Ralph Friedgen’s Terps are coming into the game off a big win against NC State and should bring a lot fans from Maryland’s nearby College Park campus. East Carolina is playing in their first bowl game under Head Coach Ruffin McNeil; a win for the Pirates would let them finish the season with a 7-6 record. The 2010 Military Bowl sponsored by Northrop Grumman is being played on December 29th at RFK Stadium in Washington DC.
2009 EagleBank Bowl Preview:
The 2009 EagleBank Bowl is being played at RFK Stadium in Washington DC on December 29th at 4:30pm. The '09 Eagle Bank Bowl will include the Temple Owls, who will be making their first bowl game in many seasons.
2008 EagleBank Bowl Preview:
The first ever EagleBank Bowl (originally the Congressional Bowl) will be played on December 20, 2008 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. It is one of two new bowl games to be played in 2008, along with the St. Petersburg Bowl. The EagleBank Bowl is set to host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Navy, as both parties agreed to participate in the game if it was approved. The EagleBank Bowl is going to be a huge game, giving fans access to the Washington, DC area and hosted in the classic RFK stadium. Come on out to DC with a pair of EagleBank Bowl tickets and get the U.S. Capital rocking!