Thundering Herd accepts Military Bowl bid

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Marshall University has accepted an invitation to play the Dec. 27 Military Bowl. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. EST on Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have the Thundering Herd travel to the National Capital Region,” Military Bowl president and CEO Steve Beck said. “As evidenced on the field this season, Marshall has a terrific team and we are sure their fans will enjoy our hospitality.”

The Thundering Herd will play a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference. It will be Marshall’s second game this season against an ACC opponent; the Thundering Herd lost to Virginia Tech, 29-21 in triple overtime, on September 21. The ACC representative in the Military Bowl will be announced Sunday. This will be the Thundering Herd’s 11th bowl appearance, but first appearance in the Military Bowl. Marshall is 7-3 all-time in bowl games.

Information regarding ticket sales for the Military Bowl will be available on HerdZone.com, Saturday evening. Tickets will be lower-level tickets and will be $77 apiece.