The 2010 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman was the third edition of the college football bowl game previously called the EagleBank Bowl. It was played as scheduled at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on December 29, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. (ET), and telecast on ESPN. The event remains sponsored by EagleBank and is organized by the DC Bowl Committee, Inc. and the Washington Convention and Sports Authority.
The bowl organizers selected the Maryland Terrapins from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the East Carolina Pirates from Conference USA. This is the first ever meeting between the two programs.
East Carolina Pirates
The bowl selected the 6-6 East Carolina Pirates to serve as the Conference USA representative. Coming off the 2009 season in which they were the Conference USA Champions and its representative in the Liberty Bowl the Pirates struggled a bit in 2010, losing 4 of their last 5 games. It was ECU's first appearance in the Military Bowl. The appearance marks their unprecedented fifth straight bowl appearance, its seventh since 2000 and 17th overall in program history.
Coming off a disappointing 2-10 season in 2009 Maryland returns to a bowl game to face East Carolina. Head coach Ralph Friedgen was named the ACC’s Coach of the Year for the turnaround, which was the second-best in the FBS this year, and this game marked his final game as the head coach of Maryland. Quarterback Danny O’Brien was named the league’s Rookie of the Year. The Terps were one win away from playing in the ACC title game but settled for the ACC's 8th bowl tie-in selection. Maryland has won four of its past five bowl games and has outscored its last four bowl opponents 151-73. This is their first appearance in the Military Bowl.
Contingency for Army
Army had a contingency agreement with the game organizers that would have allowed the Black Knights to go to the game if either the ACC or Conference USA was unable to send a team to the bowl game. However, this tie-in would only have become applicable if the Armed Forces Bowl failed to select Army first. This scenario was taken off the table on November 30, when the Armed Forces Bowl extended a bid to Army.
| Scoring Play
| 1st Quarter
|MD - Danny O'Brien 45-yard pass to Kevin Dorsey (Travis Baltz kick blocked), 10:35
| 2nd Quarter
|MD - Travis Baltz 23 yard kick, 9:46
|EC - Michael Barbour 37 yard kick, 6:08
|MD - D.J. Adams 1-yard run (Travis Baltz kick), 2:57
| 3rd Quarter
|MD - D.J. Adams 1-yard run (Travis Baltz kick), 13:13
|EC - Dominique Davis 20-yard pass Lance Lewis (Michael Barbour kick), 9:51
|MD - D.J. Adams 1-yard run (Travis Baltz kick), 4:32
|EC - Michael Barbour 31 yard kick, 1:18
|MD - Da'Rel Scott 61-yard run (Travis Baltz kick), 1:00
| 4th Quarter
|MD - Da'Rel Scott 91-yard run (Travis Baltz kick), 11:20
|MD - D.J. Adams 4-yard run (Travis Baltz kick), 4:41
|EC - Brad Wornick pass 14 yard to Justin Jones (Michael Barbour kick), 1:43
|| E. Carolina
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| Total offense, plays-yards
| Time of Possession