LIVE BLOG: Military Bowl | Temple Vs Wake Forest | 330pm | December 27, 2016

| December 27, 2016

The final football game of 2016 will be played at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis this afternoon as the 9th Military Bowl pits the Temple University Owls against the Wake Forest University Screaming Deacons.  Wake Forest played in the first-ever Military Bowl in 2008 when it was called the Eagle Bank Bowl played at DC’s RFK Stadium. In 2010, Northrup Grumman became the presenting sponsor and the game took on the Military Bowl name.

Temple is also making their second appearance. The last one was in 2010, the first year of the current Military Bowl and played at RFK.

In 2013, The Military Bowl entered into a 7-year agreement with Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to host the game. This is the 4th year in Annapolis.

Prior to the game, festivities in DC and Annapolis kept people busy. The day started out with the Military Bowl Parade featuring the Budweiser Clydesdales. The actual parade begins at mark 9:40.

The parade went from the City Dock in Annapolis and ended at the stadium where a free tailgate , sponsored by Budweiser and Katcef Brothers awaited fans!

This will be a live blog for the game and festivities. You can also follow along on our Facebook Page — All Annapolis and on Twitter at @eyeonannapolis. The feed will refresh automatically!

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Game time is 330pm and will open up with festivities including a parachute jump into the stadium by the Team Fastrax Parachute Jump Team. A giant flag will cover the field as the USO Troupe sings the National Anthem.

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Temple won the toss. Elected to defer. Wake received and threw an interception. Temple scored on the first drive for 48 yards.

With 13:13 left in the 1st,

Temple – 7

Wake Forest – 0
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Wake could not do anything with it. Punted away. Temple ball now 2nd and 10 on the 26 with 1:40 left in the 1st

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Temple cannot do anything and will punt!

Very light crowd here this year. Will be interesting to see the attendance numbers. Also weird to see them selling beer in the stands at this stadium!

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TOUCHDOWN Wake Forest!

All tied up in the 1st with 8:37 left in the quarter.

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Temple cannot do much and is sacked forcing a punt. Wake Forest on a drive. 2nd and 10 on the 33.

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TOUCHDOWN Wake Forest!

with 5:20 left in the 1st…

Temple – 7

Wake Forest – 14


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End of 1

Wake Forest – 14

Temple – 7
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Wake punts. Temple bobbles it and Wake recovers on the 11. 1st and 10 on the Temple 11 for Wake Forest.


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Touchdown Wake Forest!
With 12:26 in the 1st half…
Wake Forest – 21
Temple – 7
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Wake Forest is rolling all over Temple today. surprised

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And Wake Forest cannot score. Settles for a 25 yard field goal.

With 8:34 left in the 1st half

Wake Forest – 24
Temple – 7


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Temple pass intercepted. Wake Forest ball on Temple’s 39.
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Facebook Live for the halftime

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And the 2nd half is underway. Temple’s ball. 1st and 10 on the 25.

Temple is trailing Wake Forest 31-10 after a late first half field goal for Temple.


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58 Yards. PAT is good.
Temple – 17
Wake Forest 31
But, Temple came out like this at start!
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Wake Forest is charging forward. Chains keep moving. They throw an interception in the end zone and are denied. militarybowl.

FYI Temple is favored in this game by 11.5 points.

904 left in 3rd.

Temple 17
Wake Forest 31
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Is Temple making a comeback in the militarybowl? In the red zone. 1st and 10 on the 25.

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Temple can’t get it. Settles for 3.


With 3:55 left in the 3rd quarter…

Temple – 20
Wake Forest – 31
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Temple QB sacked again. Loss of 14. 2nd and 24 on their own 26. militarybowl

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Temple cannot convert again. Settles for a 32 yd FG. With 9:44 in the game.
Temple – 23
Wake Forest – 31
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Attendance at militarybowl is 26,656

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This attendance is the 4th lowest in the history of the game. militarybowl

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Ugh… Temple sacked for a loss of 22 yards. 1st and goal from the no way in hell yard line! militarybowl

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Temple walks away with another FG. With 3:56 left in the militarybowl
Temple – 26
Wake Forest – 31
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Holy Cow! Wake Forest just had an incredible runback for 80 yards. 1st 10 on the 15. militarybowl 3:25 in the game

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Field Goal Wake Forest. With 1:59 in the militarybowl

Wake Forest – 34
Temple – 26


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Wake Forest takes a few knees and puts it in the history books

Temple – 26
Wake Forest – 34

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