Temple will be coming out of an off week when they take on the Hornets of Delaware State Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field. Many people have never heard of Delaware State and that is because they are a FCS team.
Temple is an FBS team, so when they schedule a FCS opponent it is usually to get a nice win to add to the record. That is not always the case for Temple though...
Two games ago, Temple football coach Matt Rhule declared the Owls found themselves a starting quarterback who was going to lead the team to many victories in the future.
That quarterback was Connor Reilly.
But two games later, Reilly was pulled in favor of true freshman P.J. Walker, who finished last week’s game against Louisville and will make his first collegiate start tonight at Cincinnati.
Michael Nebrich found Sam Ajala in the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown with four seconds remaining to give Fordham a 30-29 win over Temple on Saturday.
The win is Fordham's first over an FBS opponent since it reinstated its football program in 1970.
Temple (0-3) nearly rallied in the second half behind emergency quarterback Connor Reilly, who started Temple's first two...
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September 14, 2013
Notre Dame kicked off the 2013 season in (kinda) emphatic fashion en route to beating the Temple Owls during their first-ever meeting against Notre Dame with a 1st year Head Coach in Mark Rhule and 1st-year starting quarterback in Connor Reilly. Here’s a look at a pair of stats from Saturday’s matchup: One that matters, and one that was a bit misleading.
Stat of Importance...
Connor Reilly could have picked an easier place to make his debut as a starting quarterback on the college level.
Probably about 120 easier places on the FBS level, to be exact. But after three years of signaling in plays and holding on field goals, Temple’s redshirt junior is going to relish the fact his first critical action as an Owls’ signal-caller will come in South Bend.
Matt Rhule named Connor Reilly his starting quarterback Thursday for the opener at Notre Dame at Temple's Media Day. Listen to comments from Rhule on the decision, playing the Fighting Irish and the upcoming season as well as interviews with Reilly, quarterback Juice Granger, defensive tackle Levi Brown, H-back Chris Coyer, center Kyle Friend and cornerback Anthony Robey.
On his very first play from scrimmage, Connor Reilly rolled to his left, planted his feet and fired a deep pass across his body to the other side of the field.
If there were any questions as to why Reilly had ascended to the No. 1 spot on Temple's depth chart at quarterback this spring, they were quickly answered when the ball dropped deftly into the arms of running back Kenneth...
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April 20, 2013
Before developing as a quarterback late in his high school career and becoming a Temple football recruit, Connor Reilly believed he would play baseball in college.
Reilly is now fulfilling that dream as Temple’s only two-sport athlete after joining the baseball team this spring.