Military Bowl presented by Peraton
Monday, December 27
ESPN, 2:30 pm
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD
East Carolina vs Boston College
QB Phil Jurkovec, Boston College: The former Notre Dame transfer was terrific in 2020 for Boston College, and he started the 2021 season hot before getting hurt. He struggled through his hand injury after returning, but with the extra time off before the bowl the hope is for him to be ready to crank up the passing attack.
WR Zay Flowers, Boston College: A breakthrough star in 2020, Flowers came up with a solid follow-up with a team-high 44 catches for 746 yards and five scores. He was consistent, but he’s at his best as a home-run hitting playmaker averaging 17 yards per grab as the guy who opens up the attack.
QB Holton Ahlers, East Carolina: It only seems like the lefty has been around for forever. A big part of the fun over the last four seasons, Ahlers is incredibly consistent – even if he throws too many picks – and can take off and make plays with his feet, too. When he hits 65% of his passes, East Carolina wins.
PK Owen Daffer, East Carolina: A First-Team All-Conference weapon, the freshman hit 19-of-23 fired goal dries including a 54-yard bomb to beat Navy. He’s more of a midrange kicker than a blaster – even though he’s solid on kickoffs – he’s done enough to be reliable in key spots.
2021-2022 Bowl Players To Watch
Dec 17-18 Bahamas | Cure | Boca Raton
New Mexico | Indy | LendingTree | LA
Dec 20-25 New Orl | Myrtle | Potato
Frisco | Armed Forces | Frisco Classic
Gasparillia | Hawaii | Camellia
Dec 27-28 Quick Lane | Military | Birm
1st Respond | Liberty | Holiday | Guar Rate
Dec 29-30 Fenway | Pinstripe | Cheez-It
Alamo | Mayo | Music City | Vegas
Dec 31-Jan 4 Gator | Sun | Arizona
Outback | Citrus | Texas
NY6 Peach | Fiesta | Rose | Sugar
CFP Orange | Cotton
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