Cincinnati Defeats Virginia Tech 35-31 in the 2018 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

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Cincinnati's Michael Warren II named the game's MVP

Dec. 31, 2018 — The University of Cincinnati defeated Virginia Tech 35-31 in the 2018 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman. The game was played on a cold and rainy afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, before a near-capacity crowd of 32,832.

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

Cincinnati running back Michael Warren II, who ran for two touchdowns and carried the ball for a career high 166 yards, 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.



Northrop Grumman's Dan McClain, Acting Corporate Vice President, Communications, presents the trophy to the Cincinnati Bearcats, winners of the 2018 Military Bowl. Photo by Brian West (Northrop Grumman). Grey Separation Bar


Northrop Grumman's Dan McClain, Acting Corporate Vice President, Communications and 2018 Military Bowl MVP Michael Warren II of Cincinnati. Photo by Brian West (Northrop Grumman) Grey Separation Bar

Northrop Grumman employees, families and friends team up to unfurl the American flag during the National Anthem prior to the 2018 Military Bowl.
Northrop Grumman employees, families and friends team up to unfurl the American flag during the National Anthem prior to the 2018 Military Bowl. Photo by Brian West (Northrop Grumman). Grey Separation Bar

A field-size flag waving before them, the crowd of 32,832 sings the National Anthem.
A field-size flag waving before them, the crowd of 32,832 sings the National Anthem. Photo by Michael R. Smith. 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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