The University of Pittsburgh has officially accepted an invitation to face Navy in this year’s Military Bowl! The Military Bowl is an annual matchup between schools that don't usually have military affiliations.
“What an incredible matchup for our game,” Military Bowl president and executive director Steve Beck said. “We feel fortunate to have a team the caliber of Pittsburgh face off against Navy, which is in the midst of one of the greatest seasons in school history. The Panthers play an exciting brand of football and we are sure there will be a buzz in Annapolis on game day.”
Pittsburgh leads the all-time series between the teams, 22-14-3. The teams last met in 2013, when Navy scored a 24-21 victory in Annapolis.
The Panthers will be playing in a bowl game for the eighth consecutive season. This will be their first Military Bowl appearance.
Navy, which concludes its regular history on Saturday with its annual game against Army, is in the midst of a historic season. Led by record-setting quarterback Keenan Reynolds, the Midshipmen can tie the school single-season record for victories by beating Army and would set a new mark by winning that game along with a bowl victory. Reynolds has set a new NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision all-time record with 83 rushing touchdowns and also has tied the FBS all-time record with 83 total touchdowns.
This will be Navy’s 12th bowl appearance in the past 13 years, including a 29-19 loss to Wake Forest in 2008 in the inaugural EagleBank Bowl, which was the predecessor to the Military Bowl. The Midshipmen have won their past two bowl games.
The Military Bowl is presented by Northrop Grumman and benefits the USO. Fans may purchase tickets online at militarybowl.org or call 888-841-2787. Travel and VIP hospitality packages are also available at primesport.com/d/military-bowl-tickets.
(Article Courtesy of Patch.com)
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