2013 Military Bowl viewing guide: Maryland vs. Marshall TV time and more

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

The game is scheduled for December 27 at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Maryland gets a close bowl game for its final game as an ACC school, squaring off against the Marshall Thundering Herd in the Military Bowl -- which, this season, will be played in Annapolis.

The Terrapins started the season 4-0 and ranked on the strength of a blowout win over West Virginia, but any dreams of competing in the ACC died with a 63-0 loss to Florida State. After a close win over 2-10 Virginia, Maryland looked set to make a bowl game at 5-1, but three straight losses put those dreams in jeopardy. The Terps pulled off a dramatic overtime victory over Virginia Tech on the road to clinch eligibility, and two weeks later solidified their position with a blowout win at NC State.

Marshall started the season an uncertain 4-3 (including a triple-overtime loss to Virginia Tech), but won five straight games to stake its claim as the top team in the Conference USA East. The last of those wins came in the regular season finale against East Carolina in a winner-take-all scenario for the division. The following week, the Thundering Herd were upset by Rice, putting them in this game.

The numbers

Rankings and records: Neither team is ranked. Maryland went 7-5 this year with a 3-5 record in ACC play, good for fifth in the Atlantic. Marshall had a 9-4 record, winning the Conference USA East Division with a 7-1 mark in conference play. This is the first meeting between these two schools.

Vegas: Marshall is a 2.5-point favorite. The over/under is 62.

Weather: Upper 40s.

Three names to know

C.J. Brown. Maryland's dual-threat quarterback battled injuries this season, but when he's healthy he's hard to stop in either phase of the game.

Marcus Whitfield. The Terrapins have seen strong defensive play for much of the year led by Whitfield on the outside, who has been a dominating pass-rushing force from his linebacking position.

Rakeem Cato. Marshall's quarterback gave Virginia Tech problems in their game, and he posted one of the better statistical lines this season.

Two things at stake

This is Maryland's last game as an ACC school, and the Terps will be looking to end their time in the conference with a win.

Marshall was upset by Rice in the Conference USA Championship Game and will be looking to avoid ending the season on a losing streak.

How to witness

TV: 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Radio: Here's a list of affiliates for Maryland. Here's one for Marshall.

Online streaming: WatchESPN.

Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Stadium: Navy-Marine Corps Stadium; 34,000 capacity

Tickets: Find available seats here.

Last year's score: San Jose State 29 - Bowling Green 20

Last year's attendance: 17,835

Last year's TV rating: 1.3 Nielsen; approximately 1.9 million people.

Last year's payout for each school: $1 million

Team with the most all-time appearances: No school has made more than one appearance.

Team with the most all-time wins: Maryland, San Jose State, Toledo, UCLA and Wake Forest all have one win.

Further reading

Testudo Times has all your coverage from the Maryland side of things.

More from SB Nation college football:

Bowl season TV schedule, with scores and recaps along the way

Modern Hate: Four huge, behind-the-scenes stories on college football rivalries

The big, beautiful SB Nation All-America Team

College football news | Michigan State suspends captain from Rose Bowl

Long CFB reads | The death of a college football player

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.