2015 Military Bowl
The 2015 Military Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game played on December 28, 2015 at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. The eighth edition of the Military Bowl featured the Pittsburgh Panthers of the Atlantic Coast Conference against the hometown Navy Midshipmen of the American Athletic Conference. It began at 2:30 p.m. EST and aired on ESPN. It was one of the 2015–16 bowl games that concluded the 2015 FBS football season. Sponsored by aerospace and defense technology company Northrop Grumman, it was officially known as the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman.
|2015 Military Bowl|
|presented by Northrop Grumman|
8th Military Bowl
|Date||December 28, 2015|
|Stadium||Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium|
|Favorite||Navy by 4|
|National anthem||Betty Cantrell|
|Referee||Joe Pester (C-USA)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Beth Mowins, Rocky Boiman, & Jane Slater (ESPN)|
Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic, & Mike Golic, Jr. (ESPN Radio)
On September 14, 2015, it was announced that Navy would play in the Military Bowl should they be bowl-eligible and not selected for one of the New Year's Six bowl games. After compiling a 9–2 record in their regular season and losing to Houston in their American Athletic Conference finale, the Midshipmen automatically qualified for the game.
The Panthers are heading to their eighth straight bowl game, the longest such streak in school history. First-year head coach Pat Narduzzi led the Panthers to an 8–4 record and a 2nd-place finish in the ACC Coastal division. Pittsburgh is 13–18 all-time in bowl games.
|Total offense, plays – yards||42–335||89–590|
|Passing yards (net)||137||173|
|Time of Possession||17:55||42:05|
- Odds, Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2015