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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Steve Beck
Because of the calculations about the probability of fan bases traveling— the closer the bowl, the more likely fans are to travel — being able to nab Maryland was key in the eyes of bowl officials, especially considering the program's impending move to the Big Ten.
The Military Bowl will match a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference against one from Conference USA and will be played Dec. 27. ESPN will broadcast the afternoon game.
Air Force and Toledo will meet in the Dec. 28 Military Bowl at RFK Stadium, the bowl announced Sunday.
"Marshall is a little over six hours away," Beck said. "They travel very, very well. On game day, you're going to see a lot of Marshall fans there as well."
But though the conventional wisdom is that Navy-Marines Corps Memorial Stadium will be awash in red and black on Dec. 27, Beck says to not underestimate the power of Marshall green.