This is set up to be a major showcase for freshman quarterback Danny O'Brien, who is coming off that great game against a North Carolina State defense that just suffocated No. 22 West Virginia on Tuesday in the Champs Sports Bowl.
This ECU team isn't in the same universe as NC State. The Pirates are ranked last in Division 1A in total defense, so it'll be a major surprise if they throw a serious roadblock in front of O'Brien and the Terps offense. ECU will score some points, however, so O'Brien will need to be on his game.
The oddsmakers and betting public certainly think it will be a high-scoring affair. The over/under number is 69, which is the second-highest of the remaining bowl games, behind only the BCS title game between Oregon and Auburn (74). In other words, this might not be a great matchup, but it's probably going to be fun to watch.