Long before the triumphs and the letdowns and the injuries, the Military Bowl had its eye on a Maryland-Marshall matchup.
Coach Randy Edsall and the Maryland Terrapins officially accepted a bid to play Marshall in the 2013 Military Bowl, the program announced Sunday night. Details here.
Maryland has guaranteed its first bowl and first winning season of Randy Edsall's tenure, but does that give them the edge on the recruiting trail, too?
In perhaps as tightly contested a 20-point game as you'll find, Maryland shut the door on NC State in the fourth quarter, 41-21, to officially close the book on its days in the ACC.
Maryland is already bowl eligible, but the Terrapins would like to improve their stock with a win in the ACC finale against NC State. Preview here.