BOWL COUNTDOWN | Temple hopes to continue roll in Tuesday's Military Bowl
WHO | No. 23 Temple (10-3, 8-1 American Athletic Conference) vs. Wake Forest (6-6, 3-5 ACC)
WHERE | Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md.
WHEN | Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
SERIES | Temple leads 1-0 (Temple won only meeting 36-0 on Nov. 1, 1930)
WHAT TO WATCH | Temple goes for its second consecutive win at Navy's home field. The Owls beat the Midshipmen 34-10 on Dec. 3 to win the AAC Championship game. The Owls are also playing Temple will play in back-to-back bowl games for the first time in program history. Temple has a new coach, former Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins, who was hired when Matt Rhule left for Baylor. However, Ed Foley will coach the Owls as they try for their eighth consecutive victory. They are third in the nation defensively, allowing 275.9 yards per game, and eighth in scoring defense (17.2 points per game). QB Phillip Walker and RB Jahad Thomas power an offense with the nation's seventh best time-of-possession (33:44 per game). Wake Forest still is coming to grips with "WakeyLeaks" — the bizarre scandal involving Tommy Elrod, the former Demon Deacons quarterback and assistant coach who in his role as color commentator for the team’s radio broadcasts gave inside information about the Demon Deacons to several opponents. Keep any eye on Wake's Duke Ejiofor, who was fourth in the ACC with 10 sacks.
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