Marshall University Defeats the University of Maryland, 31-20, in the 2013 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

2013 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

Dec. 27, 2013—Marshall University defeated the University of Maryland, 31-20, in the 2013 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman. Played on a sunny afternoon at Navy Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, the match-up attracted a crowd of 30,163.

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

Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato, who completed 28 for 44 for 337 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions, was named the game's Most Valuable Player (MVP). Click here for a complete recap of the game.

Game day festivities kicked off with an appearance by the world renowned Budweiser Clydesdales.
Game day festivities kicked off with an appearance by the world renowned Budweiser Clydesdales during a parade that traveled through downtown Annapolis prior to the 2013 Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Tom O'Connor)

Northrop Grumman employees, families and friends team up to unfurl the American flag during the National Anthem prior the 2013 M
Northrop Grumman employees, families and friends team up to unfurl the American flag during the National Anthem prior the 2013 Military Bowl.

Maryland President Wallace D. Loh (left), Northrop Grumman Chairman, President and CEO Wes Bush (center) and Marshall University Presdient Stephen J. Kopp (right)
University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh (left), Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO and President Wes Bush (center) and Marshall University Presdient Stephen J. Kopp (right) approach midfield with the game ball for the opening coin toss.

Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato (center) receives the game's MVP trophy following Marshall's 31-20 victory over Maryland.
Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato (center) receives the game's MVP trophy following Marshall's 31-20 victory over Maryland.

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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