This game is a virtual home game for Maryland as it is only 30 minutes form their campus and they will have the crowd in the stands for a home game feel. The other news with Maryland is that they are in the midst of searching for a new coach since Ralph Fridgen was bought out last week.
As for the bowl game there should be a lot of scoring and little defense as East Carolina is 118th in scoring defense while both teams average more then 30 points per game. Maryland is a touchdown favorite over East Carolina because they actually have a defense with a pulse.
The experts feel the same way with the most taking Maryland over East Carolina.
Rivals - Each of the five Rivals writers selected Maryland as did 79 percent of Yahoo users in the Picke'em game.
CBS Sports - All five of their experts make Maryland a clean sweep.
USA Today - Six of the eight panelists pick Maryland to take out East Carolina.
Fanhouse - Brett McMurphy makes his picks by the spread and takes East Carolina.
AccuScore - The computer also picks Maryland to win 56 percent of the time and by an average score of 34.3 to 30.6.
The MIlitary Bowl kicks off at 12:30 p.m. (MT) on ESPN and is being played at RFK stadium.