Navy defeats Virginia in the 2017 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

Football - The Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman 

Navy's Zach Abey named the game's MVP

Dec. 28, 2017 — Navy defeated the University of Virginia, 49-7, in the 2017 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman. The game was played on a cold afternoon at Navy Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, before a sellout crowd of 35,921.

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

Navy's backup quarterback Zach Abey, who ran for five touchdowns, was named the game's Most Valuable Player (MVP). Click here for a complete recap of the game.

Additional information about the game can be found on the bowl’s website, www.militarybowl.org.


Photos

Northrop Grumman employees, families and friends team up to unfurl the American flag during the National Anthem prior to the 2017 Military Bowl.
Northrop Grumman employees, families and friends team up to unfurl the American flag during the National Anthem prior to the 2017 Military Bowl. Photo by Michael Roe (Northrop Grumman). Grey Separation Bar

From left: Northrop Grumman's Lisa Davis, Corporate Vice President, Communications; and Patrick Antkowiak, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
From left: Northrop Grumman's Lisa Davis, Corporate Vice President, Communications; and Patrick Antkowiak, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Photo by Tom O'Connor. Grey Separation Bar

Northrop Grumman Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Wes Bush (center) announcing the 2017 Military Bowl game's MVP award to Navy's Zach Abey (left).
Northrop Grumman Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Wes Bush (center) announcing the 2017 Military Bowl game's MVP award to Navy's Zach Abey (left). Photo by Michael Roe (Northrop Grumman). Grey Separation Bar

Navy team photo following 2017 Military Bowl victory over the University of Virginia.
Navy team photo following 2017 Military Bowl victory over the University of Virginia. Photo by Michael Roe (Northrop Grumman). Grey Separation Bar


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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