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Military Bowl preview: Date, time, how to watch, online stream, betting odds

Military Bowl preview: Date, time, how to watch, online stream, betting odds

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

TV: ESPN

Radio: Wake Forest All Access, Temple Owl Sports Network

Online Stream: WatchESPN

Tickets: Click here to get your tickets to the 2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman on Tuesday, December 27th

 

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.

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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

Over/under: 41

Predicion: Temple 41, Wake Forest 15

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Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence says there should be a college football season

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence says there should be a college football season

Amidst growing momentum in postponing the college football season to the spring, this year's biggest star has isn't mincing words on why there should be a season ithis fall. 

Hours after ESPN reported the Big Ten is looking to postpone fall sports while waiting to see if other Power 5 conferences were going to do the same, star Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence tweeted his reasoning for having a fall season.

Lawrence has been vocal about the need for a 2020 season despite the complications of playing a contact sport during a pandemic.

"Players being safe and taking all of the right precautions to try to avoid contracting covid because the season/ teammates safety is on the line. Without the season, as we’ve seen already, people will not social distance or wear masks and take the proper precautions," Lawrence wrote on his Twitter thread. 

Back in June, Clemson announced 28 members of the athletic department tested positive for coronavirus, producing the highest return of positive tests around the country at the time. 

While those in positions of power continue to lean towards opting out of the fall season due to all the headaches that come with it, Lawerence's outward cry of public support to play next month could have some Power 5 presidents more hestitant than before. 

If anything, Lawrence's passion gives college football fans a glimour of hope in increasingly desperate times. 

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Report: Big Ten, other Power 5 conferences leaning towards canceling 2020 season amid pandemic

Report: Big Ten, other Power 5 conferences leaning towards canceling 2020 season amid pandemic

The likelihood that college football is played this fall is looking bleaker by the day.

The commissioners of Power 5 conferences reportedly had an emergency conference call on Sunday evening to discuss the 2020 season, and the large majority of Big Ten presidents want to postpone the season due to concerns amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg.

Earlier this week, the Big Ten halted on moving forward with padded practices until more protocols are in place.

Moments later, reports surfaced that the Big Ten is leaning towards moving forward without a fall football season, and a formal decision could be made as soon as early this week, according to Sports Illustrated's Pat Forde and Ross Dellenger.

The cancelation or postponement of the 2020 college football season seems to be inevitable, multiple sources have told ESPN.

The news doesn't come as a surprise considering the current state of the pandemic in the United States. However, the Big Ten just announced a new, conference-only schedule earlier this week, so the timing is a bit odd.

The Mid-American Conference postponed football and all fall sports on Saturday. If the Big Ten becomes the first Power 5 conference to postpone football, and fall sports as a whole, it will be interesting to see how quickly (if at all) the other major conferences (SEC, ACC, Pac-12, Big 12) follow suit.

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