Edsall said he doesn't think the game will have an impact on recruiting, but that it will boost the level of high school football across the state.

"This is another opportunity for players to be recognized for their achievements on the field, and I think that helps because it gets kids to work a little bit harder," Edsall said. "It might even get more kids to play the game, as they grow up and they see this game on TV and they say, 'Hey, I'd love to be able to go up there and play in that game.' "

2013 Big 33 Classic

When: Today


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Time: 7:06 p.m.

Where: Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pa.

TV: NFL Network

Audio: WHP580.com

Twitter: @Big33Classic

Tickets: $5, $10, $18

More information: Big33.org

Maryland vs. Pennsylvania in Big 33 Classic

1985: Pennsylvania 17, Maryland 14

1986: Pennsylvania 21, Maryland 7

1987: Maryland 26, Pennsylvania 22

1988: Pennsylvania 21, Maryland 13*

1989: Pennsylvania 29, Maryland 19

1990: Pennsylvania 42, Maryland 28

1991: Maryland 17, Pennsylvania 9

1992: Pennsylvania 38, Maryland 0