Military Bowl Presented By Northrup Grumman: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

Military Bowl Presented By Northrup Grumman: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Military Bowl Presented By Northrup Grumman: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Military Bowl Presented By Northrup Grumman fearless prediction and game preview.


Broadcast

Date: Monday, December 31st
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium, Annapolis, MD
Network: ESPN

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Three Reasons Why You Should Watch The Military Bowl Presented By Northrup Grumman Bowl

UCF is the only other Group of Five team to play this bowl season after Cincinnati gets its shot on a big stage. The game kicks off a huge day of New Year’s Eve bowl games, and the Bearcats get a few hours all to themselves before the Sun Bowl – Pitt vs. Stanford – kicks off. Winning four of the last five games, the Bearcats only dropped a game to UCF along the way.

There isn’t a great win on the slate – winning at UCLA isn’t bad – but the team was dominant against a whole slew of mediocre teams. Now is the chance to take a big step forward under head man Luke Fickell in his second year.

– Virginia Tech had to work its way to get the right to play more football. The Hokies were a massive disappointment – losing five games in six and with a blowout gack at Old Dominion – but they rallied to sack Virginia for a rivalry win, triggering a 12th game against Marshall. They won, the 25-year bowl run kept on going, and now this should be a team that plays with a fire and fight that most Power Fivers wouldn’t bring to a bowl like this.

– These two did the bowl thing before, with Virginia Tech beating the Bearcats in this bowl in 2014 – it was one of best-attended Military Bowls of the ten. They also played in the 2009 Orange Bowl and battled in the 1946 Sun Bowl – Virginia Tech won the Orange, Cincinnati took down the Sun. This is the 12th meeting between the two schools that are only around 300 miles apart. There’s just enough of a regional thing happening to make this a wee bit contentious.

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