Conference USA runner-up Marshall will play Maryland in the 2013 Northrop Grumman Military Bowl on Dec. 27, heading to Annapolis to face a Terps team that went 7-5 in the ACC despite a rash of injuries throughout the season.
The Thundering Herd finished 9-4 but were unable to hang with Rice in Saturday's conference championship game, falling to the Owls—despite being favored—by the score of 41-24. Still, with quarterback Rakeem Cato at the helm, Marshall has one of the most dangerous passing attacks in the country and should not be taken lightly.
Maryland is bowling for the first time in Randy Edsall's three-year tenure as head coach, winning seven games after going 6-18 in his first two seasons. Injuries have plagued the Terps on both sides of the ball, but a 4-0 start and some pluck down the stretch ensured their eligibility—and then some.
Date: Dec. 27, 2013
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Annapolis, Md.