Wake Forest Demon Deacons
2016 Military Bowl Line: TBA
Location: Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, MD.
Date and time: Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, 3:30 PM ET.
Last year’s result: Navy 44, Pittsburgh 28.
Conference tie-ins: ACC,. American
Teams with the most all-time appearances: Wake Forest, 1.
Teams with the most all-time wins:Wake Forest, 2
Previously known as the Emerald Bowl & Fight Hunger Bowl, the Foster Farms Bowl has been played annually since 2002. The game is currently sponsored by the Foster Farms poultry company. It was previously known as the Fight Hunger Bowl in 2013, the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl from 2010 to 2012 due to its sponsorship by Kraft Foods, as the Emerald Bowl from 2004 to 2009, and as the Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl from 2002 to 2003, in recognition of the corporate title sponsor, Diamond Foods.
The Fight Hunger Bowl had a contract to host the Pac-12’s sixth-place team during the 2010 through 2013 seasons, but beginning with the 2014 season, teams come from the Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences. From 2002 to 2013, the annual game was played at the AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, but starting in 2014, the game was relocated to the Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, in Santa Clara, California.
The inaugural Military Bowl took place in 2008 and was previously called the EagleBank Bowl and Northrop Grumman Bowl..
One year ago, Navy rolled all over Pittsburgh en route to a commanding 44-28 win while easily covering the college football betting line as a 3-point favorite. The game’s 72 combined points played well Over the 52.5-point Over/Under Total.
Favorites in this annual postseason party have gone 6-2 against the spread (ATS) in the eight years this bowl game has existed while the Over has gone 6-2. The University of Maryland has made the most appearances with two while going 1-1 SU and ATS along the way.