The University of Toledo defeats the Air Force Academy, 42-41, in the 2011 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

The University of Toledo defeats the Air Force Academy, 42-41, in the 2011 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

Dec. 28, 2011 — In one of the most exciting college football bowl games in recent memory, the University of Toledo Rockets held off the Air Force Academy Falcons, 42-41, in the 2011 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman at historic Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium in Washington, D.C. in front of 25,042 fans.

The game, which benefitted the USO, was televised live nationally on ESPN for the fourth straight year. Toledo's Bernard Reedy, who scored three touchdowns, was named the game's Most Valuable Player (MVP). Click here for a complete recap of the game.

In 2010, Maryland defeated East Carolina, 51-20, before a bowl-record 38,794 fans.

Photo Gallery

Northrop Grumman's Chairman and CEO Wes Bush (left), Vice President for Strategic Communications Randy Belote (center) and Corporate Vice President of Communications Darryl Fraser (right), scan the skies for the Northrop Grumman-built B-2 Spirit stealth bomber as it flies over RFK Stadium just before kickoff.
Northrop Grumman's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Wes Bush (left), along with Vice President for Strategic Communications, Randy Belote (center), and Corporate Vice President of Communications, Darryl Fraser (right), scan the skies for the Northrop Grumman-built B-2 Spirit stealth bomber as it flies over RFK Stadium just before kickoff.

The B-2 themed motorcycle, The Spirit of Innovation, delivers the game ball.
U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, vice chief of staff, rode the B-2 themed motorcycle, "The Spirit of Innovation," into RFK stadium to deliver the game ball.

Volunteers roll out a giant American flag across the field in preparation of the 2011 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman.
Volunteers roll out a giant American flag across the field in preparation of the 2011 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman.

The Northrop Grumman-built B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flies over RFK Stadium just before kickoff.
The Northrop Grumman-built B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flies over RFK Stadium just before kickoff.

2011 Military Bowl banners outside RFK Stadium
2011 Military Bowl banners outside RFK Stadium.

Air Force Academy supporters fly their team's colors in front of the Northrop Grumman banner in the back of the end zone at RFK Stadium.
Air Force Academy supporters fly their team's colors in front of the giant Northrop Grumman banner in the back of the end zone at RFK Stadium.

Northrop Grumman's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Wes Bush prepares to deliver the 2011 Military Bowl championship trophy to the University of Toledo.
Northrop Grumman Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Wes Bush prepares to deliver the 2011 Military Bowl championship trophy to the University of Toledo.

Military Bowl volunteers, along with Northrop Grumman Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and President of the Northrop Grumman Foundation, Sandra Evers-Manly (far right), deliver a donation to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. The donation is from Northrop Grumman employees and signed by James Pitts, Corporate Vice President and President, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems.
Military Bowl volunteers, along with Northrop Grumman Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and President of the Northrop Grumman Foundation, Sandra Evers-Manly (far right), deliver a donation to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. The donation is from Northrop Grumman employees and signed by James Pitts, Corporate Vice President and President, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems.

Photo credits: Jodie Stine, Tom O'Connor and Michael Johnsen, Northrop Grumman Corporation

About the Sponsorship

The sponsorship of the game has been a very special and unique opportunity for Northrop Grumman to support the work of the USO. For decades, this organization has been there to boost the morale of our servicemen and women, at home and abroad. From entertaining the troops overseas, to establishing welcome centers across the country, to reaching out to the families of service members, the USO has long demonstrated the enduring American tradition of respect and support for our armed forces.

At Northrop Grumman, we share this tradition, working positively and creatively with the USO over many years for the benefit of service members. For example, Northrop Grumman was the first supporter of the Operation USO Care Package program, and has contributed money, resources and time to the care package program and to USO centers around the world.

Through this sponsorship of the Military Bowl, Northrop Grumman has been able to expand this relationship, delivering all net proceeds from the game to the USO. Additional information about the game can be found on the bowl’s website, www.militarybowl.com.

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