NEWARK, Del. (AP) Jesse Morgan scored 16 points and Devin Coleman had nine as the Philadelphia natives made an immediate impact in their first games for Temple on Thursday night, an 82-62 win over Delaware.
Morgan, a senior who transferred from UMass and has one semester of eligibility, matched Quenton DeCosey's team-high 16 points for the Owls (7-4). Morgan had four 3-pointers...
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By Joe Scarpone | Temple Columnist E-mail the author | Follow on Twitter The Temple Owls converted 23.5 percent of their third down attempts all season. That was good for dead last in the FBS. I bet you couldn’t guess the next worst team in the nation. No, seriously. I’ll give you 50 guesses. Okay, […]
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Even though Villanova hosts its next two opponents and neither is off to an impressive start, those games certainly won't be overlooked by the Big East's only unbeaten team.
The first of back-to-back matchups with longtime rivals takes place Sunday when the seventh-ranked Wildcats continue their Big 5 slate against Temple.
Villanova (9-0) follows this contest with next Saturday's...
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Will Cummings scored 22 points, sinking 15 of 17 from the free throw line, to lead Temple past Towson 76-64 on Wednesday night.
Jaylen Bond put Temple (6-3) ahead for good late in the first half with back-to-back buckets during an 11-4 run capped by 3-pointers from Cummings and Quenton DeCosey to make it 25-17 just before the break. The Owls protected the lead...
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Just one year year removed from a 2-10 season, the Temple Owls were able to move their program in the right direction as the team finished the regular season with a record of 6-6 (4-4 American Conference), making them eligible to play in a bowl game.
Beating Tulsa by the score of 10-3, Temple sneaked into bowl eligibility at the last shot they had. The opportunity was there for the...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) P.J. Walker hit Romond Deloatch with an 8-yard pass at 8:39 to play, lifting Temple past Tulane 10-3 on Saturday night.
The Owls (6-6, 4-4 American Athletic) earned bowl eligibility in the season finale.
But it was a struggle where each team saw big plays - apparent scores, long gainers, interceptions, fumble recoveries for TDs - offset by penalties.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Quenton DeCosey scored 19 points and Temple survived a frantic finish to edge La Salle 58-57 on Saturday.
The Owls, ahead 56-54, had three chances to go up by four with 30 seconds left but couldn't get a put-back to fall. Temple then missed a contested shot to tie with 11 seconds left and Josh Brown grabbed the defensive rebound and was fouled. He made two free...
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The Temple Owls will travel to take on the Tulane Green Wave on Saturday in a match-up of two schools from the American Athletic Conference.
Temple (5-6) and Tulane (3-8) will each be looking for the win in this one. Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPN2 and WatchESPN beginning at 7:30 pm ET from Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, LA.
The Odds: Temple is a 3 point...
There is no doubt that the Temple Owls took a few steps forward this season after last year’s 10-loss leap backwards. The first few steps were smooth and swift: a win at Vanderbilt (the SEC’s finest, I tell ya!), finding their defense, freshmen excelling immediately, and growing confidence in head coach Matt Rhule. But then […]
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Quenton DeCosey scored 15 points and Jaylen Bond had 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead Temple to a 70-56 victory over LIU Brooklyn on Sunday.
Nura Zanna scored to give LIU Brooklyn a 39-31 lead with 18:38 remaining. Temple answered with a 17-6 surge, with DeCosey draining three 3-pointers, to put the Owls up 48-45 with 13:11 to play. A 16-7 run stretched the Owls...
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On Saturday afternoon, the Temple Owls had one goal in mind and that was to beat the Cincinnati Bearcats to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2011.
Temple did not carry out the feat as Cincinnati won 14-6 in a defensive struggle. Scoring was at a premium in today’s game as the Owls opened up the game with a 30-yard field goal from Austin Jones to give themselves a 3...
On Saturday afternoon while the nation is enjoying rivalry week, we have to endure this ****. I know Temple isn’t awful, but man it is hard to care about this game even a little bit. As of this second, I could not tell you what channel the game is on. I love Cincinnati football. I obviously am incredibly supportive of the program. I’ll be watching for sure. I won’t be locked...
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I’ve got a lot of respect for Temple head coach, Fran Dunphy — I’m one of many. In fact, the college-coaching tree I’ve been associated with throughout my time in basketball grew out of the many opportunities, tutelage, and support Coach Dunphy facilitated. And, when you stop and really think about it, there aren’t too many...
What do you do when your team has officially become predictable? In each of its five wins this season, Temple has gotten off to an early lead and staved off its opponents with good defense and clock control. The winning formula: In every game they won, the Owls were the first team to score. They […]
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After a disastrous 2013-14 season which saw the Temple Owls finish with a 9-22 (4-14) record, the single worst season for the Owls’ under Fran Dunphry, the Owls are hoping for a rebound season and to get back to the NCAA tournament.
Last season, the absence of Kahliff Wyatt proved to be to much for a young owls squad that only featured five upperclassmen. All looked to be well...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Mark Williams scored 11 points and added nine rebounds, Daniel Dingle finished with 11 more, and Temple beat American University 40-37 in Friday's season opener.
The contest was a defensive battle throughout; with Temple taking a 23-11 lead at halftime. American trimmed the lead to two in the final minute and had an opportunity to tie it on the last play, but Pee...
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November 14, 2014
The game that many Temple fans have circled on their schedule is just about 24 hours away.
Temple rolls into Beaver Stadium Saturday afternoon to take on the 5-4 Nittany Lions of Penn State. Temple has lost three of their last four while the Nittany Lions have lost four of their last five.
For Temple head coach Matt Rhule this game will be a homecoming. Rhule walked on as a linebacker...
On Saturday the Penn State Nittany Lions try to earn a second straight win as they host the Temple Owls.
Temple (5-4) and Penn State (5-4) will each be seeking the win in this one from Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN2 and WatchESPN beginning at 12:00 pm ET.
The Odds: Penn State is an 11 point favorite against Temple. The...
Look, we’re realistic here at AACFootballFever.com. Temple is Temple and Penn State is Penn State. But college football is also college football. The overwhelming favorite can gain 20 more first downs and 300 more yards than the underdog but also lose five fumbles and the game, like ECU did against Temple two weeks ago.
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This Friday is going to be a spectacular game – a much-anticipated throw-down between two of the most emergent powers in the AAC. The Temple Owls are coming into this game just six days following their 20-10 upset over the ECU Pirates, hyped up and focused on the competition at hand. The Memphis Tigers are similarly coming off of a 40-20 besting of the Tulsa Hurricanes last...
Two schools from the American Athletic Conference will match-up on Friday night when the Memphis Tigers take on the Temple Owls.
Memphis and Temple are both 5-3 on the season and looking for their fourth win in conference. Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPNU and WatchESPN beginning at 7:30 pm ET from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA.
The Odds: The...
Temple just beat the No. 23 team in the country, East Carolina, by playing its worst game of the year.
First, a story: The Owls started their season 4-1. This was a nice surprise to most of us considering they were coming off of a 2-10 season. They beat underwhelming Vanderbilt and then some even more underwhelming opponents in Delaware State, Tulsa, and UConn. Still, we reassured...
At a rainy and cold Lincoln Financial Field the Temple Owls topped the No. 21 ranked East Carolina University Pirates.
The last time Temple beat a nationally ranked team was in 1988 when they beat No. 14 Virginia Tech 28-24, and the victory against ECU also gives Temple their first home win against a nationally ranked team ever.
But for Temple, defense was once again the deciding...
Two schools from the American Athletic Conference will face off against one another when the East Carolina Pirates travel to play the Temple Owls.
No. 23 East Carolina (6-1) will be looking to remain unbeaten in conference play against Temple (4-3) in this one.
Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPNews and WatchESPN beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Lincoln Financial...
The Temple Owls have good defensive players, good running backs and a good coach. But I’ve said before that everything will always come down to quarterback P.J. Walker, whether he likes he it not. And I don’t think he likes it.
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Last season, Temple was really bad. The Owls started out 0-5 under then-starter Connor Reilly and, with nothing to...