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Military Bowl unique for Herd

 Photo courtesy of Brad Helton/Marshall University Marshall football players A.J. Leggett, Tommy Shuler and Rakeem Cato playfully pose for a photo before touring the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday in Washington.
Photo courtesy of Brad Helton/Marshall University
Marshall football players A.J. Leggett, Tommy Shuler and Rakeem Cato playfully pose for a photo before touring the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday in Washington.

By Grant Traylor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Military Bowl is a unique experience for players because it’s the only bowl game in college football played in the nation’s capital.

In a town the nation’s leaders call home, there will be some of college football’s national leaders on the field when Marshall meets Maryland at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

This is the first meeting ever between the teams and Marshall’s first time going against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent in a bowl game. Maryland is playing its final game as a member of the ACC before moving to the Big Ten Conference in 2014.

“There’s no doubt that our guys are going to play a great opponent in a great conference,” Marshall head coach Doc Holliday said. “I guess we can say we’re playing an ACC and a Big Ten team. They’re kind of in between…”

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The matchup of quarterbacks will be worth the price of admission.

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