2014 Military Bowl
Bringing together top-tier teams from the ACC and the American, the Military Bowl in Annapolis
is one of those incredible bowl games that is the perfect draw for college football fans, as it's one of the prominent postseason
matches that is never lacking in bone-jarring excitement. At Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, the Military Bowl is a big-time
draw because fans know that they can see some unbelievable football from one year to the next. Though we all know the regular
season is great for college football, it's a different level of intensity and excitement when it comes to the bowl games,
making matchups like the Military Bowl the only spot to be if you love this sport.
In 2013, it was Marshall topping
Maryland 31-20 in a game loaded with great moments that kept up the tradition of exciting football, providing plenty of reasons
for fans to head right back to the stadium this season to do it all over again. This is a game that hasn't been around all
that long, but it hasn't taken long to become a major part of the college bowl season, which isn't likely to change any time
in the near future as the reputation for the Military Bowl continues to expand.
Though it used to be Army, Navy and
C-USA that came together for this one, these days the excitement remains as teams from the ACC and the American head to the
gridiron for the Military Bowl. So whether you're looking for a highlight-reel run, a pinpoint throw down the field or a big-time
hit that will have you jumping out of your seat in no time, this is a game that you absolutely don't want to miss out on.
Once you're watching a crucial possession that will make or break the game for your favorite team, the experience will completely
speak for itself.
Military Bowl Teams
This is a game that routinely draws playmakers and great crowds,
which is a big factor in making it one of the premier bowl games each and every year. One thing that is never lacking when
it comes to the Military Bowl is talent, which is the first thing that you're going to see if you make it out to see these
talented players do their thing on the gridiron. Participants in the Military Bowl have included teams like Marshall, Maryland,
Wake Forest, Toledo, Bowling Green and more in addition to the tradition teams like Navy and Army. Once again this year, there
will be no shortage of big-time playmakers as the Military Bowl once again brings together some prominent programs to compete
on the field for bragging rights in one of the premier college football bowl games.
The NCAA Football Experience
there for all of the hard-hitting college football action, from highlight reel runs and eye-popping catches to clutch throws
that will have you jumping out of your seat in no time. With a game loaded with players that know how to put on a show, you'll
see first-hand why the college football has become the cream of the crop in American sports. No matter how many different
sporting events there are out there, college football remains as good as it gets when it comes to spectator sports, as it's
the type of thing that springs to a completely different level when you get a chance to see it all in person. More than the
regular season even, bowl games bring a whole different type of atmosphere that you definitely can't conjure up outside of
the stadium no matter how hard you try, making Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium the spot to be once again this December.
Military Bowl History
The Military Bowl is held at one of college football's most storied sports venues, Navy-Marine
Corps Memorial Stadium, though it was previously held at RFK Stadium. RFK Stadium first opened in 1961 and held the event
in D.C. between 2008 and 2012, helping to get the event off to a great start with college football fans. The Military Bowl
has also gone by other names, including the EagleBank Bowl and a very brief period as the Congressional Bowl, though its current
setup has brought the whole thing to a different level popularity. It also doesn't hurt that its new venue, the Navy-Marine
Corps Memorial Stadium, is one of the top venues in the area and a venue that has been dazzling audiences for more than five
decades at this point. Annapolis is a great sports town and also the perfect destination for a road trip for any fan looking
to see something special, which combines to make the Military Bowl a matchup that brings all kinds of fanfare every single
college bowl season.
Military Bowl Trivia
Do you know which team won the very first Military Bowl?
answer is Wake Forest, who were able to topple Navy in 2008, the first year that the Military Bowl was held. That year, it
was quarterback Riley Skinner who stood out from the rest of the pack, leading the Demon Deacons to the 29-19 victory over
the Midshipmen and landing MVP honors.
Military Bowl Fans
Football gets taken to a completely different
level when you get to see the games from the stands, where you'll soak up the buzz of the crowd for an event that you'll be
talking about long after the final whistle. This is a sport that is all about university pride and you'll be astounded at
the level of talent that you'll see down on the gridiron, as this is a bowl game that brings together powerhouse programs
that tend to have no shortage of explosive playmakers all throughout their rosters. College football can be followed in a
variety of different ways in the digital age, but the live-viewing experience is still as good as it gets if you're looking
for the total package. With your favorite team looking to make a big play to seal the win and wrap up their season on an extremely
high note, the electricity of the stands will have you absolutely hooked on the action of the Military Bowl.