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Temple's Owls played so well this year they just lost their head coach. Carrying one of the best single-season ATS records of all time, the champions of the American Athletic Conference take on a fourth-place team from the Atlantic Coast Conference in Wake Forest in the ninth edition of the Military Bowl.

Kickoff: Tuesday, December 27 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
Additional Read: Temple vs Wake Forest Betting

2016 Military Bowl Odds
TeamOpening Line
Wake Forest+13

Odds at Bovada

Team Records
Wake ForestACC6-67-55-7

Military Bowl Matchup

Temple got off to a 1-2 start to this season, which included a tough 34-27 loss to eventual Big Ten champion Penn State. A few weeks later the Owls lost at Memphis, and stood at 3-3. But they haven't lost since, parlaying a six-game winning streak into a division title, then beating Navy in the AAC championship game 34-10.

Temple outgained Navy by 80 yards and even won the ground battle against that vaunted Midshipmen running game by a 189-168 margin. So the Owls have now outgained each of their last 10 opponents and outrushed their last seven foes. They've also covered 12 spreads in a row.

Temple's only problem is their success just cost them their head coach, as Baylor poached Matt Rhule away. The Owls will be led in the bowl by assistant head coach Ed Foley, who's been with the program since 2008.

Wake Forest played two different halves this season and managed to earn its first bowl bid since 2011. The Demon Deacons started 4-0, with a win at a decent Indiana team, and reached 5-1, but lost five of their last six games, including their last three in a row to Louisville, Clemson and Boston College to finish at .500.

Back in October, Wake Forest gave Florida State a good game and covered easily as a 23-point dog. A few weeks later the Deacons, at +34, actually led Lamar Jackson and his Cardinals into the fourth quarter, before the roof caved in. In fact, Wake finished the season on a 5-2 ATS run.

Temple, playing what Sagarin at USAToday.com calls the 85th-toughest schedule in the country this season, outgained opponents by 141 yards per game, thanks in large part to the nation's third-ranked defense. Wake Forest, on the other hand, playing the No. 69 schedule, got outgained by an average of 63 YPG, thanks mainly to an offense that ranked No. 125.

Military Bowl Betting Trends
  • Wake Forest is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games against the AAC.
  • Wake Forest is 6-0 ATS in its last six games in December.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of Wake Forest's last seven games.
  • Temple is 12-0 ATS in its last 12 games.
  • Temple is 0-10 SU in its last 10 games against the ACC.
  • The total has gone UNDER in Temple's last five games after a win.

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Military Bowl History
YearBowlTeamScoreTeamScoreSpreadATS WinnerSU Winner
2008Eagle Bank BowlNavy19Wake Forest29-3WAKEWAKE
2009Eagle Bank BowlUCLA30Temple21+4UCLAUCLA
2010Military BowlEast Carolina20Maryland51-7.5MARYLMARYL
2011Military BowlToledo42Air Force41+3AIRFORTOLEDO
2012Military BowlSan Jose State29Bowling Green20+7.5SJ STATESJ STATE
2013Military BowlMarshall31Maryland20+3MARSHMARSH
2014Military BowlVirginia Tech33Cincinnati14-2Virginia TechVirginia Tech
2015Military BowlPittsburgh28Navy44-3NavyNavy
2016Military BowlTemple-Wake Forest-+13  
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