The Navy Midshipmen kept their hopes of staying bowl-eligible alive on Saturday with their 42-14 victory against the Troy Trojans. At 3-6, Navy needs to win each of its remaining games to stay bowl-eligible. If it does so, it'll take part in the 2011 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, where it would face the No. 8 team from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Washington, D.C. is set to host the event on Dec. 28 at 4:30 Eastern; ESPN will have the national telecast.
Miami has lost each of its last three bowl games. Wake Forest has not played in a bowl since 2008, when it defeated the Midshipmen, 29-19, in the EagleBank Bowl. Coincidentally, enough, the EagleBank Bowl has since become the Military Bowl, meaning the 2011 game could be a rematch of the inaugural affair. In 2010, the Wolfpack topped the West Virginia Mountaineers, 23-7, in the Champs Sports Bowl.
If Navy does not win out, a representative from Conference U.S.A. would replace it in the Military Bowl.
Check out the 2011 College Football Bowl Schedule at the SB Nation NCAA football hub.