NEW YORK - Maryland and Virginia Tech have been matched up for the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York. The schools will meet for the first time since Maryland won 27-24 in overtime in November 2013.
The Terrapins will make their first bowl appearance under third-year coach Michael Locksley.
The Hokies will be led by interim coach J.C. Price, who took over for Justin Fuente on Nov. 16 and will work under newly hired head coach Brent Pry.
Taulia Tagovailoa has passed for nearly 3,600 yards and 24 but will face a Hokies secondary led by Jermaine Waller, who has four interceptions.
Maryland (6-6, Big Ten) vs. Virginia Tech (6-6, ACC), Dec. 29, 2:15 p.m. ET
LOCATION: New York
Maryland: Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa established school single season records with 308 completions and 3,595 yards passing. He has completed 68% of his attempts for 24 touchdowns.
Virginia Tech: Quarterback Braxton Burmeister has completed 56% of his passes for 1,960 yards and 13 touchdowns with four interceptions. Jermaine Waller tied for the ACC lead with four interceptions and was tied for sixth with nine passes defended.
Maryland: Third-year Terrapins coach Michael Locksley has earned his first postseason berth in his second head coaching job.
Virginia Tech: Interim coach J.C. Price will lead the Hokies in the bowl game following the Nov. 16 departure of head coach Justin Fuente. Brent Pry was introduced as head coach on Dec. 2 and has hired Price as an associate head coach and defensive coach.
Maryland 27, Virginia 24 (OT), Nov. 16, 2013.
Maryland: First Pinstripe Bowl appearance and first bowl berth since the 2016 Quick Lane Bowl. The Terps seek their first bowl win since 2010 and are 11-14-2 lifetime.
Virginia Tech: First Pinstripe Bowl appearance. The Hokies have been bowl eligible for 29 consecutive seasons but opted out in 2020 because of COVID-19. They are 13-20 lifetime and playing their first postseason since the 2019 Belk Bowl.
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