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Maryland football will play in Foster Farms Bowl against Stanford

The Maryland football team will close its season at the Foster Farms Bowl on Dec. 30.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Maryland football team has accepted a bid to play in the Foster Farms Bowl against Stanford on Dec. 30 in Santa Clara, Calif., The Diamondback's Daniel Popper first reported Sunday.

The Foster Farms Bowl isn't a bad landing spot for the Terps, who could've fallen to a far more obscure destination after collapsing against Rutgers in their regular season finale. Next to the Taxslayer Bowl in Jacksonville, which became unlikely after the Rutgers loss, Maryland didn't have any better plausible placements. The game will be held in the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium.

Maryland finished the regular season 7-5 overall, with a 4-4 conference record in its first Big Ten season. Stanford finished 7-5, with a 5-4 conference record of its own in the Pac-12.

The Terps will get wide receiver Stefon Diggs back from an injury for the game. It'll mark the career finale for 22 Maryland seniors, including quarterback C.J. Brown and All-Big Ten honorable mentions Andre Monroe, Darius Kilgo and Cole Farrand. If Diggs were to opt for the NFL Draft after the season, the bowl game would be his closing act for the program, too.