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Military Bowl 2013: Maryland to play Marshall in Annapolis, school announces

The Terps will square off against the Thundering Herd in the Military Bowl -- this time in Annapolis.


The Maryland Terrapins have discovered their bowl destination, and it's not a surprise. The Terps will be making the less-than-thirty mile trek up to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis for the Military Bowl, playing  Marshall. Maryland's last bowl game was also in the Military Bowl -- at RFK Stadium, when they defeated East Carolina 51-20 in 2010 (Ralph Friedgen's last game). Phil Steele was the first to report, and the school has since confirmed.

The Military Bowl started in 2008, and Maryland is the first repeat team in the game -- if they win it, they'll hold the most wins ever in the bowl.

The ACC has an agreement with the bowl, but did not have enough teams to fill the slot in either of the past two seasons. Wake Forest in 2008 is the only other ACC team to play in the game -- which they won, against Navy, so no team from the Atlantic Coast Conference has ever lost the game.

Marshall's selection was announced Saturday, and we previewed the Thundering Herd after the news broke.

The Military Bowl had the eighth and final pick among ACC bowls. The game will take place on Friday, December 27 at 2:30 p.m.