Quarterback Zach Abey replaces an injured Malcolm Perry and runs for five touchdowns to become Military Bowl MVP.
A surprisingly dominant first half put the Demon Deacons in the driver's seat for their first bowl victory since 2008.
The Bearcats put up 489 total yards off offense but the Hokies pull away in the second half to secure the 33-17 victory.
The Maryland Terrapins fell to the Marshall Thundering Herd 31-20 in the 2013 Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
The Budweiser Clydesdales will be be making an appearance in the Dec. 27 Military Bowl Parade, beginning at 11 a.m. at Annapolis City Dock.
Maryland head coach Randy Edsall and Marshall University head coach Doc Holliday spoke to the media Tuesday about the Military Bowl.