Navy will play its bowl game in familiar surroundings after accepting a bid Sunday to face Virginia in the Military Bowl on Dec. 28 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m., and the game will be televised on ESPN. Navy (6-5) will be making its third appearance in the Military Bowl. The Midshipmen lost to Wake Forest, 29-19, in the inaugural EagleBank Bowl at RFK Stadium in 2008 and beat Pittsburgh, 44-28, in the 2015 Military Bowl in Annapolis. “Our players are excited about the opportunity to play one last game in what is hallowed ground at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium,” Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. “Having the opportunity to represent the American Athletic Conference against a team from the ACC makes it even more exciting. The 34 seniors that will be playing their last football game for Navy deserve to play in front of a full house at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium one final time.” This will be the 14th bowl appearance in 15 years for Navy, which concludes its regular season by playing Army West Point on Saturday in Philadelphia. “Exposure to the great city of Washington with all of its historic attractions will be a wonderful experience for our Midshipmen,” Midshipmen athletic director Chet Gladchuk said. “Then with the main event on our home turf against a successful team from the ACC completes what I call the total postseason package. You combine those two factors and it’s easy to see why the Military Bowl was the top possible bowl for Navy to play in this year. Thanks to Steve Beck and his staff and of course Commissioner Mike Aresco and Scott Draper of the American Athletic Conference for all their hard work over the last month.” Virginia (6-6) will be making its first bowl appearance since 2011. It will be the Cavaliers’ first appearance in the Military Bowl. The Cavaliers own victories over William & Mary (28-10), UConn (38-18), Boise State (42-23), Duke (28-21), North Carolina (20-14) and Georgia Tech (40-36). The Cavaliers lost to Indiana (34-17), Boston College (41-10), Pitt (31-14), Louisville (38-21), Miami (44-28) and Virginia Tech (10-0). This will be the 40th meeting between the two schools, but the first