So we're going to Boise. By "we," I mean the Terrapins and the traveling media. Not sure how many fans will be joining us.
Boise fact: Boise is about 2,170 miles from College Park.
Maryland was pretty candid about the fact that it wanted to play closer to home, but also said clearly that any bowl game is better than none.
Maryland's hopes of landing in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte depended on a ripple effect that could have been created if the Champs Sports Bowl hadn't selected Florida State. But Champs did pick the Seminoles.
Said Fridge: "Once they took Florida State we were pretty much slotted for Boise."
Boise fact: Average minimum temperature in December is 23 degrees.
Nevada won three of its last four games. The Wolf Pack is fifth nationally in total offense at 510.6 yards per game and has two 1,000-yard rushers.
Against teams of note, Nevada lost 35-19 to Texas Tech, 69-17 to Missouri and 41-34 to Boise State.
Here is the way the Humanitarian Bowl announced the matchup on its Web site:
"We are very excited to have two high caliber teams coming to our bowl game," said Kevin McDonald, executive director of the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl. " We look forward to welcoming a Maryland that defeated four Top 25 opponents and spent three weeks ranked in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls this season. Nevada comes in having played two teams , Texas Tech and Missouri that were then ranked nationally in the top ten. They also gave ninth ranked Boise State their toughest Western Athletic Conference game."