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Bowl preview: #24 Temple @ Wake Forest

On December 27, 2016 at 1:27 am EST

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On Tuesday afternoon, the #24 Temple Owls faces the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman. The game will be on ESPN at 3:30 pm EST at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

The Owls are 10-3, while the Demon Deacons are 6-6. Temple was 4-2 on the road, while Wake Forest was 2-3.

Ryquell Armstead (Getty Images)

Ryquell Armstead (Getty Images)

This is the first game for the Demon Deacons since the Wakey Leaks scandal happened. Their former radio broadcaster was giving different teams plays.

It’s also the first-game for the Owls since Matt Rhule decided to leave and become the Baylor Bears head coach. Rhule will be replaced by Geoff Collins, who is expected to be in attendance.

This is the first meeting between these two teams.

Temple has won seven straight games, including winning the American Athletic Conference Championship game over the Navy Midshipmen on Dec. 3, which also happened at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. They haven’t lost a game since Oct. 6 when they were defeated by the Memphis Tigers 34-27.

Wake Forest has dropped its past three games. They haven’t won a game since Nov. 5 when they defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 27-20.

John Wolford leads the Demon Deacons attack with 1,591 passing yards. He has seven touchdown passes and nine interceptions.

Matt Colburn has 566 rushing yards and a touchdown. Cortez Lewis has 415 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Philip (P.J.) Walker leads the Owls attack with 2,899 passing yards. He has 20 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions.

Ryquell Armstead has 918 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. Ventell Bryant has 744 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

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