The Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman for the Benefit of the USO

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About the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman has been held in the Washington, D.C. area since 2008 and for the initial two years was entitled the EagleBank Bowl. The Military Bowl serves as a premier regional event benefiting the USO. With first-rate participants and events, the Military Bowl has generated broad support for the USO, positively impacting the regional economy, honoring the U.S. military and solidifying the nation’s capital as a leading college football destination.

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman benefitting the USO supports the excellent work of that organization, which does so much for our brave men and women in uniform, and their families.

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.


Military Bowl - All-Time Results


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

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). Complete Game Recap (ESPN)


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Navy defeats Virginia in the 2017 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). Complete Game Recap (ESPN)


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Wake Forest Upsets #24 Temple, 34-26, in the 2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

Wake Forest’s John Wolford named the game's MVP

Dec. 27, 2016 — Wake Forest defeated heavily favored Temple, 34-26, in the 2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman. The game was played at Navy Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, before a crowd of 26,656. The game, which benefits the USO, was televised nationally on ESPN for the nineth straight year. Wake Forest junior quarterback John Wolford was named the game's Most Valuable Player (MVP). Complete Game Recap (ESPN)


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Number 21-ranked Navy defeats the University of Pittsburgh, 44-28, in the 2015 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

Navy's Keenan Reynolds named the game's MVP

Dec. 28, 2015 — Number 21-ranked Navy defeated the University of Pittsburgh, 44-28, in the 2015 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman. The game was played at Navy Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, before a sellout crowd of 36,352. The game, which benefits the USO, was televised nationally on ESPN for the eighth straight year. Navy senior quarterback Keenan Reynolds was named the game's Most Valuable Player (MVP). He ended his college career as the FBS leader with 88 touchdowns while his 4,559 yards rushing are the most by a quarterback in NCAA history. | Complete Game Recap (ESPN)


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In front of a sellout crowd, Virginia Tech defeats Cincinnati in the 2014 Military Bowl® Presented by Northrop Grumman

Virginia Tech's J.C. Coleman named the game's MVP

Dec. 27, 2014 — Virginia Tech defeated the University of Cincinnati, 33-17, in the 2014 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman. Played at Navy Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, the match-up attracted a sellout crowd of 34,277. The game, which benefits the USO, was televised nationally on ESPN for the seventh straight year. Virginia Tech's J.C. Coleman, who ran for 157 yards and a touchdown, was named the game's Most Valuable Player (MVP). Complete Game Recap (ESPN)


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

Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato named the game's MVP

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). Complete Game Recap (ESPN)


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

San Jose State quarterback David Fales named the game's MVP

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). Complete Game Recap (ESPN)


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

Toledo's Bernard Reedy named the game's MVP

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). Complete Game Recap (ESPN)


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Maryland defeats East Carolina, 51-20, in the 2010 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

Game draws a crowd of 38,062, a record turnout for the three-year-old bowl; Maryland's Da’Rel Scott named the game's MVP

Northrop Grumman Corporation brought additional attention and support for the United Service Organizations (USO) by sponsoring a college football bowl game. The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman for the benefit of the USO kicked off on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at historic Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium, with Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Representative University of Maryland defeating Conference USA Representative East Carolina University, 51-20. Complete Game Recap (ESPN)