While the “WakeyLeaks” scandal has stolen recent attention, let’s not forget that Wake Forest still is playing in the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman — the Demon Deacons’ second appearance in the bowl game in four years.
Facing off against No. 24 Temple in an ACC-American Conference matchup, the game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis where the Military Bowl has been hosted since 2013.
"Going to Annapolis gives our fans the opportunity to attend the game,” Wake Forest athletics director Ron Wellman said in a statement.
“We have earned the reputation that our fans do travel to bowl games as they have to our most recent bowl games. This is an excellent opportunity for our team and our fans and we will enjoy our experience at the Military Bowl."
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WAKE FOREST VS. TEMPLE BOWL PREVIEW
Who: Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-6) vs. No. 24 Temple Owls (10-3)
What: 2016 Military Bowl, presented by Northrop Grumman
Where: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland
When: December 27 at 3:30 p.m.
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MILITARY BOWL HOW TO WATCH
Online Stream: WatchESPN
WAKE FOREST AND THE ACC
The Demon Deacons finished their season toward the middle of the pack in the ACC’s Atlantic Division with a 3-5 conference record. Their three victories came against Duke (24-24), Syracuse (28-9) and Virginia (27-20) — a win that clinched the team’s bowl eligibility this season in early November.
But despite hard-fought wins, Wake Forest still suffered tough losses against Florida State, Louisville and Clemson as the regular season was winding down.
TEMPLE AND THE AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
The Owls powered through their American Athletic Conference schedule this season, finishing with just one loss. Their 7-1 conference record includes victories over USF (46-30), Cincinnati (34-13) and No. 25 Navy (34-10) in the conference championship game.
Their lone American loss was to Memphis in October, with other out-of-conference defeats coming against Army and Penn State.
WAKE FOREST INJURY REPORT
— S Ryan Janvion (toe), probable
— S Cameron Glenn (shoulder), unlikely
— CB Dionte Austin (hand), questionable
— QB Kendall Hinton (knee), out for season
TEMPLE INJURY REPORT
— DB Kareem Ali (arm), out 2-4 weeks
— DL Sharif Finch (knee), out for season
— DL Jullian Taylor (knee), out for season
— K Austin Jones (knee), out for season
MILITARY BOWL ODDS, SPREAD AND BETTING LINES
Spread: Temple -13
Predicion: Temple 41, Wake Forest 15
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