Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 Military Bowl Preview

December 29, 2010 2:30 PM ET
Stadium: RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Payout: $1,000,000
Played: 2008-present
Once known as: EagleBank Bowl (2008-2009)
Broadcasters: Pam Ward, Danny Kanell
Sideline Reporter: Quint Kessenich
Storyline: East Carolina and Maryland will meet for the first time ever in the Military Bowl. The Pirates struggled at the end of the season losing four of their last five. They are led by quarterback Dominique Davis who passed for 3,699 yards during the regular season. A bowl win over a quality Maryland team will put the Pirates above .500 for the season and show that they are worthy of being added to a BCS conference should more conference expansion occur. Maryland rebounded from a 2-10 season last year and went 8-4. Ralph Friedgen was honored as ACC coach of the year for the turnaround. Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson fired Friedgen on December 20th to the confusion of many. The Military Bowl will be Coach Friedgen’s last game with the Terrapins. The best way the Terps can support their coach is by dismantling the Pirates. RFK stadium is a mere 10 miles from Maryland’s campus. This should be a home game for the Terps.
All-time Series: 0-0
Line: Maryland by 7.5

East CarolinaMaryland
Overall Record6-6Overall Record8-4
Conference Record5-3Conference Record5-3
Bowl Record5-6Bowl Record10-11-2
Last Bowl Win2007 HawaiiLast Bowl Win2008 Humanitarian

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