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Terps to Face Virginia Tech in New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 29

By Maryland Athletics Staff

The University of Maryland football team will make its 28th all-time bowl appearance when it meets Virginia Tech in the 2021 New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 29 at Yankee Stadium in New York City. The game is scheduled for a 2:15 p.m. kickoff and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

This will mark the 32nd meeting between the Terps and Hokies, both members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) from 2004-13.

“We are excited to be selected to play in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl,” said Maryland Head Coach Michael Locksley. “Returning to postseason play is the next step in the upward trend of our program. I'm thrilled that our players, especially the seniors, will have the chance to play inside Yankee Stadium and experience all of the special events that come with a bowl trip. I’m also happy that our fans will have the chance to drive up to New York City and watch us take on Virginia Tech, a former ACC rival.”

The Terps concluded the regular season with a 6-6 record, defeating Rutgers, 40-16, in its season finale to garner bowl eligibility for the first time since 2016.

The Terps are led by quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, who set Maryland single-season records for both passing yards (3,595) and completions (308). The junior completed 68.4% of his passes and threw 24 touchdowns while ranking among the top three in the Big Ten in nearly every passing category.

Virginia Tech is 6-6 on the season, coming off a win over Virginia to become bowl-eligible in the final game of the season.

For more information on Maryland's bowl game and to purchase tickets, visit Maryland Football Bowl Central. For up-to-the-moment information regarding the game, fans are encouraged to visit and follow its official Twitter and Instagram accounts: @PinstripeBowl.

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