The Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman for the Benefit of the USO

The Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman 

Wake Forest Upsets #24 Temple, 34-26 in the 2016 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman for the Benefit of the USO

Quarterback 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.


About the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman has been held in the Washington, D.C. area since 2008 and for the initial two years was entitled the EagleBank Bowl. The Military Bowl serves as a premier regional event benefiting the USO. With first-rate participants and events, the Military Bowl has generated broad support for the USO, positively impacting the regional economy, honoring the U.S. military and solidifying the nation’s capital as a leading college football destination.

"The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman benefitting the USO will support the excellent work of that organization, which does so much for our brave men and women in uniform, and their families," said Wes Bush, Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO and president.

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.

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman All-Time Results

2016    Wake Forest 34, Temple 26 - MVP: John Wolford, Wake Forest | Game Recap
2015    Navy 44, Pittsburgh 28 - MVP: Keenan Reynolds, Navy | Game Recap
2014    Virginia Tech 33, Cincinnati 17 - MVP: J.C. Coleman, Virginia Tech | Game Recap
2013    Marshall 31, Maryland 20 - MVP: Rakeem Cato, Marshall | Game Recap
2012    San Jose St. 29, Bowling Green 20 - MVP: David Fales, S.J. State | Game Recap
2011    Toledo 42, Air Force 41 - MVP: Bernard Reedy, Toledo | Game Recap
2010    Maryland 51, East Carolina 20 - MVP: Da’Rel Scott, Maryland | Game Recap
2009    UCLA 30, Temple 21 - MVP: Akeem Ayers, UCLA | Game Recap
2008    Wake Forest 29, Navy 19 - MVP: Riley Skinner, Wake Forest | Game Recap

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

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