Wake Forest Upsets #24 Temple, 34-26, in the 2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

The Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman 

Wake Forest’s John Wolford named the game's MVP

Dec. 27, 2016 — Wake Forest defeated heavily favored Temple, 34-26, in the 2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman. The game was played at Navy Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, before a crowd of 26,656.

The game, which benefits the USO, was televised nationally on ESPN for the nineth straight year.

Wake Forest junior quarterback John Wolford was named the game's Most Valuable Player (MVP). Click here for a complete recap of the game.

Additional information about the game can be found on the bowl’s website, www.militarybowl.org.


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Teams Donate Tickets for Veterans to Attend the Game

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman today announced that Temple University and Wake Forest University are donating tickets to this year’s game so that veterans and their family members will be able to receive complimentary tickets to attend the Bowl.

"This is an extraordinary gesture on the part of both Temple and Wake Forest," Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. "It is apparent that both of these universities and their teams believe in the Bowl's mission to honor and support our nation’s Armed Forces. We are excited that this very generous gesture will allow more veterans to enjoy the game."

This year's Military Bowl between the 23rd-ranked Owls and the Demon Deacons kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN.

Veterans and retirees interested in obtaining complimentary tickets should email usomilitarybowl2016@gmail.com, specifying their full name, contact information and how many tickets they would like, up to a maximum of six ticket vouchers per veteran. The vouchers can be redeemed for tickets on gameday at the USO tent located in the Military Bowl Official Tailgate in the parking lot on the west (Blue) side of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

For the latest updates please visit militarybowl.org, follow on Twitter and Instagram @MilitaryBowl, like the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman on Facebook or download the new Military Bowl app, which is available online for free download via the App Store and Google Play. Read More


Win A Private Meet And Greet With The Budweiser Clydesdales Before The Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, and Katcef Brothers, Inc. are giving one lucky fan the chance for a private meet and greet with the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales on Dec. 26, the day before this year’s Military Bowl game.

The Clydesdales will be in the Washington area to once again lead the Military Bowl Parade on Dec. 27. The Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at City Dock in downtown Annapolis and proceeds to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Knowing just how special the Clydesdales are to so many fans, the Military Bowl and Katcef Brothers are asking fans to go on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share their favorite Clydesdales photo, memory or story and use the hashtag #ClydesHost. One lucky winner will be selected for the opportunity to meet the Clydesdales in a private setting.

"One of the best symbols of Americana is the Budweiser Clydesdales," said Neal Katcef, President of Katcef Brothers Inc., the Annapolis Anheuser-Busch Wholesaler that has been in business for more than 80 years. "We are very pleased to join with Anheuser-Busch to make the Clydesdales available for the Military Bowl again this year!" Read More


Complimentary Tickets Available for Service Members and Their Families to Attend the Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

Complimentary tickets are now available for service members and their families to attend the 2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO. This year’s game, which celebrates USO's 75th anniversary matches No. 23 Temple and Wake Forest. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN.

Beginning today, service members can sign up to receive as many as six vouchers for these tickets via USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore's Ticketline program. Active Duty, Active Reservists and Active National Guard Service Members and their military dependents are eligible to receive the vouchers. Click Here to Find Voucher Locations


No. 23 Temple to Face Wake Forest in the 2016 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman, Benefiting the USO

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, today announced that Temple University will play Wake Forest University in this year’s game. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The game will be televised on ESPN.

No. 23 Temple (10-3) is coming off a 34-10 victory over then-No. 20 Navy in the American Athletic Conference championship game, earning its first conference title since 1967. This will be the third time in five years that the Military Bowl features a team that is nationally ranked.

Wake Forest (6-6) finished tied for fourth in the ACC Coastal Division, earning its first bowl bid since 2011. The Demon Deacons got off to a strong start and stayed competitive down the stretch against a tough schedule that included three ranked opponents. Read More


2016 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman to Celebrate 75th Anniversary of the USO

Tickets on sale now for Dec. 27 game between teams from the ACC and The American at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

The 2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, will celebrate the nonprofit’s 75th anniversary. Founded in 1941, the military support organization serves as a force behind the forces – connecting service members to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. The USO operates more than 180 locations worldwide and its staff and 30,000 volunteers offer daily acts of kindness, caring, encouragement and support to America’s men and women in uniform and their families.

This year’s Military Bowl, matching teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference and honoring the USO’s commitment to service members everywhere, will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on ESPN and features a special Military Bowl logo commemorating the USO’s milestone year. Read More


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World-Famous Budweiser Clydesdales Returning to Lead 2016 Military Bowl Parade

The 2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, a military support organization, announced that the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will once again headline the Military Bowl Parade. The parade, beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 27, is one of several gameday traditions leading up to Military Bowl kickoff at 3:30 p.m.

As has become customary, a color guard will step off from City Dock, followed by the Clydesdales, musical groups, civic organizations, youth clubs and military-themed groups, as well as the mascots, cheerleaders and marching bands from both of the universities participating in the Military Bowl. Also featured in the parade will be several recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor, presented for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. Read More


2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman Tickets on Sale Now! ACC vs. American

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Military Bowl® presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, a military support organization. Starting at $25, tickets can be purchased online here or by calling 888-841-2787.

This year’s Military Bowl once again will match representatives from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN.

Tickets are priced at $25, $60, $70 and $80 with a $150 food and beverage all-inclusive Captain’s BBQ ticket also available. Visit militarybowl.org or call 1-888-841-2787 to purchase. Read more.


2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman Game Date Will Be Tuesday, Dec. 27

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, announced that its 2016 game will kick off on Tuesday, December 27 at 3:30 p.m. ET at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. It will be televised nationally on ESPN.

For the third consecutive season, the game will match a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference against a team from the American Athletic Conference. This past December in the 2015 Military Bowl, Navy beat Pittsburgh, 44-28, before a sellout crowd of 36,352. Read more.


About the Sponsorship

The sponsorship of the game has been a very special and unique opportunity for Northrop Grumman to support the work of the USO. For decades, this organization has been there to boost the morale of our servicemen and women, at home and abroad. From entertaining the troops overseas, to establishing welcome centers across the country, to reaching out to the families of service members, the USO has long demonstrated the enduring American tradition of respect and support for our armed forces.

At Northrop Grumman, we share this tradition, working positively and creatively with the USO over many years for the benefit of service members. For example, Northrop Grumman was the first supporter of the Operation USO Care Package program, and has contributed money, resources and time to the care package program and to USO centers around the world.

Through this sponsorship of the Military Bowl, Northrop Grumman has been able to expand this relationship, delivering all net proceeds from the game to the USO. Additional information about the game can be found on the bowl's website, www.militarybowl.com.

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