Virginia bound for Military Bowl in Annapolis to face Navy

UVa's senior safety Quin Blanding (3) celebrates after the Cavaliers defeat North Carolina 20-14 to move to 5-1 and remain in contention atop the ACC Coastal Division on Saturday, October, 14th 2017 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Cavaliers end a six year bowl game drought by earning a bid to the Military Bowl in Annapolis, Md. to play Navy on Dec. 28th at 1:30 p.m.

The Hoos (6-6) will make their 19th all-time bowl appearance and first since 2011 when they lost to the Auburn Tigers 43-24 in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. This year’s bowl game will be the 38th meeting of Virginia and Navy, the most recent encounter coming in 1994 and a 47-10 blowout by the Cavs over the Midshipmen.