– Temple University
has announced that the Temple Owls will play in the 2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman against Wake Forest (6-6) on Tuesday, December 27 (3:30 p.m. ET). The game will be played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, home of the Naval Academy, and the site of Temple's 34-10 American Athletic Conference Championship win yesterday.
Led by a determined senior class, Temple (10-3) has won 10 games for just the third time in school history but have done so in each of the last two seasons. As such, the 20 wins mark the best record in a two-year span and the Owls seek a school-record 11th win in the bowl game.
That class is led by QB Phillip Walker
who earned the Championship Game's Most Outstanding Player Award after leading the Owls to touchdowns on their first three drives and finished the day with 199 yards and two touchdowns on 16-of 25 passing. The fourth year signal caller has started 46 consecutive games for the Owls and is the school's all-time leader in attempts (1,410), completions (801), passing yards (10,273), touchdowns (73), total offense (11,100), and wins by a starting quarterback (28).
Joining Walker as senior offensive leaders are: OL Dion Dawkins
, TE/DL Romond Deloatch
, OL Brendan McGowan
, RB Jahad Thomas
, and TE Colin Thompson
The defense, ranked No. 3 in the country in total defense, was led statistically by unanimous first team All-American Athletic Conference DL Haason Reddick
. Reddick led the nation with 21.5 tackles for loss and even recorded an interception that led to the final touchdown in the American Conference Championship Game. His leadership was strengthened by a core of fellow seniors who helped the program reach heights never experienced before. LB Jarred Alwan
, DL Avery Ellis
, DB Nate Hairston
, LB Stephaun Marshall
, DL Praise Martin-Oguike
, DL Averee Robinson
, and LB Avery Williams
Tickets to watch the Owls in the 2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman are on sale now. Fans can click here
to purchase tickets or visit www.owlsports.com/2016bowlcentral
. For questions regarding purchasing Military Bowl tickets, fans can call 215-204-4440 to speak with a Temple representative Monday through Friday (10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.). The priority order deadline to request tickets is Wednesday, December 14 at 5:00 p.m. Temple Athletics will continue to take orders based on availability after this priority deadline. After this date, tickets will be assigned based on your order date.
Temple Athletics will allocate all seats based on Owl Club giving level, the priority points program, and on the ticket locations provided by the Military Bowl. The Temple Ticket locations are the following: Sections 28-32 and Sections 125-132. Owl Club Members, Temple Football Season Ticket Holders, and Temple Students will have priority. To make a gift to Temple Athletics and join the Owl Club to improve your seats, please call the Owl Club at 215-204-2582 or click here
It is extremely important to purchase Bowl tickets directly from the Temple Athletics Ticket Office as it affects Temple's success and future Bowl selections. When Bowls are making their annual selections, they typically look at the history of fan base travel and ticket sales. Only tickets purchased through a University's ticket office are taken into consideration, not tickets purchased through other avenues.
Travel packages are also available.
Choose from a motor coach-inclusive package or a land-only package. Both offer deluxe hotel accommodations, the Temple Alumni Tailgate Tent, roundtrip game transfers, and more! Can only make the day of the game? Join fellow Owls fans on the game-day only motor coach package. Click here
for more information on travel packages.
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