Wake For­est sur­vives Tem­ple rally to win Military Bowl

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ANNAPOLIS | Wake For­est at­tached a pos­i­tive end­ing to a sea­son marred by scan­dal, us­ing a strong per­for­mance by quar­ter­back John Wol­ford to beat heav­ily fa­vored Tem­ple 34-26 on Tues­day in the Military Bowl.

Af­ter throw­ing an in­ter­cep­tion on the first series of the game — a turnover Tem­ple used to take a 7-0 lead — Wol­ford helped the De­mon Dea­cons rat­tle off 31 straight points be­fore half­time.

Wol­ford left with a neck strain in the third quar­ter with the score 31-17. Wake For­est (7-6) then with­stood a come­back bid by Tem­ple (10-4) to se­cure its first win­ning sea­son since 2008.

The vic­tory gave the De­mon Dea­cons some­thing to talk about this off­sea­son be­side the trou­bling spy story dubbed “Wakey Leaks.”

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Wake For­est re­vealed that broad­caster Tommy El­rod leaked or at­tempted to leak game plan in­for­ma­tion to at least three op­po­nents. Though El­rod has not re­leased a pub­lic state­ment on the scan­dal, the school has since fired him.

In spite of the dis­trac­tion, the De­mon Dea­cons snapped a three­game los­ing streak and won for only the sec­ond time since Oct. 8.

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