The first week of the college football regular season is over, with Army notching a win while a handful of teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Conference USA also claimed victories.
The 2009 EagleBank Bowl will feature a team from the ACC against Army or an opponent from Conference USA, should Army not qualify.
Army defeated Eastern Michigan, 27-14, in week one and needs five more wins to earn a trip to the EagleBank Bowl in Washington, D.C. Army battles Duke this upcoming weekend on September 12.
In ACC action this past weekend, California scored a big win over Maryland, 52-13; N.C. State lost to South Carolina, 7-3; Georgia Tech beat Jacksonville State, 37-17; Boston College crushed Northeastern, 54-0; Baylor defeated 2008 EagleBank Bowl winner Wake Forest, 24-21; Clemson topped Middle Tennessee, 37-14; North Carolina whipped the Citadel, 40-6; Virginia lost to William & Mary, 26-14; Richmond edged Duke, 24-16; Alabama got by Virginia Tech, 34-24, in a game featuring two top 10 teams; and Miami upset Florida St., 38-34.
In week one Conference USA games, Marshall defeated Southern Illinois, 31-28; East Carolina squeaked by Appalachian State, 29-24; UAB topped Rice, 44-24; Houston won big against Northwestern State, 55-7; Southern Miss dominated Alcorn State, 52-0; UCF got by Samford, 28-24; SMU beat Stephen F. Austin, 31-23; UTEP lost to Buffalo, 23-17; Tulsa handled Tulane, 37-13; and Memphis lost to nationally ranked Mississippi, 45-14.
This year’s EagleBank Bowl will be held at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, December 29, broadcast live on ESPN from the historic RFK Stadium.