On this episode of CherryPickin, Andre will preview the 2019 Military Bowl. The Temple Owls will square off with the UNC Tar Heels. Temple will attempt to win its ninth victory of the season. They will play on Friday, December 27th at 12pm EST at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis Maryland. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.
Under first year head coach Rod Carey, Temple finished the 2019 regular season with an 8-4 mark overall and a 5-3 record in the American Athletic Conference. This season’s senior class is the third winningest in program history with 33 victories. They are only the second group of seniors in school history to play in a bowl game every year. The first class to do that was the 2018 group of seniors. If the Owls win against the Tar Heels, they’ll be only the fourth Owls program to win 9 games. The last time the Owls won nine games was back in 2011.
Under first year head coach Mack Brown, UNC finished the 2019 regular season with an 6-6 mark overall and a 4-4 record in the ACC. The Tar Heels became bowl eligible with a win over NC State during their last game of the regular season. The last time UNC went bowling was in 2016 when the Tar Heels earned a berth to the Sun Bowl against Stanford. The Tar Heels lost that match up 25-23.
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