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Military Bowl: Maryland Vs. East Carolina Game Predictions

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.

ESPN Bloggers - ACC blogger Heather Dinich picks Maryland to win 31-24 over East Carolina. While national blogger Andrea Adelson predicts a high scoring game with Maryland 45-40.

The MIlitary Bowl kicks off at 12:30 p.m. (MT) on ESPN and is being played at RFK stadium.