Military Bowl 2017 Live Stream Online,Navy and Virginia don’t have far to travel for what should be a great atmosphere in Annapolis when they meet in the Military Bowl. This is Navy’s second appearance in the Military Bowl in the last three years, and it’s the 40th meeting between these two historic programs, though the first since 1994.
Date: Thursday, Dec. 28 | Time: 1:30 p.m. ET
Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium — Annapolis, Maryland
This year’s Military Bowl will feature a team very familiar with the postseason and one team that hasn’t made it to a bowl game since 2011, when the Navy Midshipmen take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN (live stream).
Navy may be playing in its 14th bowl game in the past 15 seasons, but it’s coming off a tough, last-minute loss to Army for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy. Played in inches of snow, the Navy-Army game was decided by one point, with the Black Knights claiming their first trophy in 21 years.
Virginia, on the other hand, hasn’t been to the postseason since 2011, but in Bronco Mendenhall’s second season as head coach, the Cavaliers are bowling. Their offense definitely isn’t the strongest unit on the team, but the defense could give the Midshipmen trouble.
This year’s Military Bowl matchup marks the 40th time Virginia and Navy have faced off, with the Midshipmen leading the overall series, 28-11 — according to the UVA record books, the record stands at 27-11 thanks to a forfeit win by Navy from 1895.
In the 21 years from 1974-1994, the teams competed 15 times, with the Hoos last winning five games in a row from 1990-1994. During that 21-year span, legendary head coach George Welsh was in charge of the Navy team from 1973-1981, followed immediately by taking the head coach position for Virginia from 1982-2000 — where he holds the record as the all-time winningest coach for the Cavaliers. (Welsh is the second-winningest coach for Navy with 55 wins.)
This will be the first time these two teams will face off since 1994, and they’re expecting to add another exciting matchup to the series.