AAC champ Temple meets Wake Forest in Military Bowl

Temple (10-3, American Athletic Conference) vs. Wake Forest (6-6, Atlantic Coast Conference), Dec. 27, 3:30 p.m. EST

LOCATION: Annapolis, Maryland

TOP PLAYERS

Temple: Senior RB Jahad Thomas is tied for the team lead with 918 yards rushing and is also a threat to catch the ball with 32 receptions for 426 yards.

Wake Forest: LB Marquel Lee leads the team with 98 tackles, including a team-high 19 for a loss and 7+ sacks.

NOTABLE:

Temple: The Owls just won the AAC title with an impressive 34-10 victory over Navy. ... Senior quarterback Phillip Walker has thrown for more than 10,000 yards in a stellar career.

Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons started the season on a roll, winning their first four games. But they stumbled down the stretch, losing five of six. ... Wake Forest is in a bowl game after winning just three games in both 2014 and '15.

LAST TIME: Temple 36, Wake Forest 0. (Nov. 1, 1930)

BOWL HISTORY:

Temple: Second appearance in the Military Bowl. Sixth bowl appearance in school history.

Wake Forest: Second appearance in the Military Bowl. 11th bowl appearance in school history and first since 2011.

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