San Jose State Defeats Bowling Green, 29-20, in the 2012 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

San Jose State Defeats Bowling Green, 29-20, in the 2012 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

Dec. 27, 2012—San Jose State University defeated Bowling Green State University, 29-20, in the Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman. Played in a cold, light rain at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., the match-up attracted a crowd of 17,835.

The game, which benefits the USO, was televised nationally on ESPN for the fifth straight year.

San Jose State quarterback David Fales, who completed 33 of 43 passes for 395 yards and two touchdowns, was named the game's Most Valuable Player (MVP). Click here for a complete recap of the game

Photos

Northrop Grumman employees, families and friends team up to unfurl the American flag during the National Anthem prior to game.
Northrop Grumman employees, families and friends team up to unfurl the American flag during the National Anthem prior the 2012 Military Bowl.

From left to right, Annabella Ricco, USO Metro; Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington, Commanding General, US Military District of Washin
From left to right: Annabella Ricco, USO Metro; Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington, Commanding General, US Military District of Washington, D.C.; Philip Parisi, USO CFO; Sandra Evers-Manly, Northrop Grumman Vice President of Corporate Responsibility; and Randy Belote, Northrop Grumman Vice President of Strategic Communications.

Military Bowl Trophy being held
Interim San Jose State head coach Kent Baer, left, and Mohammad Qayoumi, president of San Jose State University, accept the Military Bowl trophy from Wes Bush, center, after the Spartans defeated Bowling Green, 29-20.

Hershel W. Williams, USMC, Medal of Honor recipient (left) with Wes Bush.
Hershel W. Williams, USMC, Medal of Honor recipient (left) with Wes Bush.

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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