Kicking Quandary

The Temple football team probably knew it was going to miss Brandon McManus this season. It might not have known how much. Halfway through the season, the Owls have one field goal in six attempts and 10 extra points in 13 chances. In comparison, McManus made 30-of-39 field goals and converted 82-of-83 extra points his last two years as Temple’s kicker.
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Colts Undrafted Free Agents

This page is for the undrafted free agents signed by the Colts. You can also go to the Offseason Central page for the signings. Keep coming back on this page (bookmark it) to see who the Colts signed. Keep coming back for updates!!   Current Signings: Lanear Sampson -- Wide Receiver -- Baylor (APR 27) Daxton Swanson -- Cornerback -- Sam Houston State (APR 27) Brandon McManus ...
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Closing Thoughts

The Temple football team ended the 2012 season with a 38-20 loss to Syracuse on Friday. Listen to comments from head coach Steve Addazio, kicker Brandon McManus and running backs Matt Brown and Montel Harris after the Owls completed their return to the Big East with a 4-7 record.
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Big East Game of the Week: Rutgers vs. Pittsburgh

Week 13 Feature Game #21 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (9-1, 5-0) at Pittsburgh Panthers (4-6, 1-4) Saturday, November 24 • Noon ET • ESPN2 Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania While Rutgers is in the hunt for its first Big East Conference championship, the school announced this week that it will join the Big Ten Conference beginning in 2014. With soaring emotions...
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November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Big East Game of the Week: Rutgers at Temple

Week Eight Feature GameNo. 19 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-0, 3-0) vs. Temple Owls (3-2, 2-0) Saturday, October 20 • 12 noon ET • SNY, WatchESPN.comLincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Addazzio will need to eat his spinach to win this one.   Rutgers and Temple meet for the 35th time in series history Saturday. Rutgers holds the edge in wins, 19-15, and won...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Owls Are 2-0 In Big East

Chris Coyer threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Fitzpatrick with 19 seconds left in the fourth quarter and Brandon McManus converted the game-tying extra point and the game-winning field goal in overtime to give Temple a 17-14 victory over UConn on Saturday afternoon.
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Temple 17, UConn 14, OT

Brandon McManus kicked a 29-yard field goal in overtime and Temple, which trailed for over 59 minutes Saturday, came from behind to beat Connecticut 17-14. Boston College transfer Montel Harris ran 30 times for 142 yards and a touchdown for the Owls (3-2, 2-0 Big East), who held UConn (3-4, 0-2) to two first-quarter touchdowns. The Huskies' Chad Christen missed four field goal...
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October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Keeping His Cool

Brandon McManus has been one of the most reliable and prolific kickers in Temple football history. So it was shocking when Temple's all-time leading field-goal kicker hit the right upright not once but twice in Saturday's 37-28 win over South Florida. Fortunately for the Owls and McManus, he didn't have to wait long to redeem himself.
October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Temple Back with a Vengance in Return to Big East Conference

Saturday October 6,2012 marked history for Temple Football.  The Temple Owls played their first game back in the Big East Conference since being Removed from the it back in 2004. Temple took on a South Florida Team that was coming off a loss to instate rival Florida State. This game was extra special for temple since it was their homecoming game. South Florida won the coin toss...
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Big East Game of the Week: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech

Week Five Feature GameCincinnati Bearcats (2-0) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (3-1)Saturday, September 29 • 3:30 p.m. ET • ESPNUFedEx Field, Landover, Md. (85,000)Line: Virginia Tech -6.5Cincinnati opened the season with a bye and then defeated a still disorganized Pitt 34-10 at Nippert Stadium in week two. The Bearcats beat Delaware St. 24-7 in week three and had their second bye...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Adrian Bushell Named Big East Player Of The Week

Louisville senior cornerback Adrian Bushell has been named the Big East defensive player of the week. Below is an excerpt from OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Gary Nova • So. • QB • Rutgers DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Adrian Bushell • Sr. • CB • Louisville SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK Brandon McManus • Sr. • K/P • Temple Bushell finished with seven...
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September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue White Roundtable - Penn State feeling good after win

It is amazing how one game can lift the spirits, right? The fact of the matter is Penn State's 34-7 win may not have told us that this team is ready to string together a bunch of wins, but they were able to breath a sigh of relief after a long stretch of negativity on and off the field. Simply put, Penn State's football players deserved to smile last weekend. This week the...
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September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

NLD Football Podcast - The Temple Owls Preview

Steve Addazio and Temple look to earn their first win against Penn State in over 70 years. I do not mind saying that Temple head coach Steve Addazio is one of my new favorite coaches in college football. After the Owls lost Al Golden to the Miami Hurricanes I had my doubts about whether or not Addazio would be able to keep things going at Temple. Sure enough, the energy...
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September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Maryland Holds on to Beat Temple, Win First Road Game

A dominating first-half effort by the Maryland Terrapins was rectified by a second half comprised of poorly timed turnovers penalties. Though the separation the Terps created in the first half provided them with enough breathing room to overcome Temple’s ferocious comeback attempt and win 36-27 and move to 7-1 all-time in their series with the Owls. Maryland’s second win...
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September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Temple Pulverizes Villanova 41-10 in Mayor’s Cup

In the 33rd overall meeting between Villanova and Temple, the Wildcats were looking for revenge after losing to the Owls 42-7 in 2011.  The Owls wasted no time last night as they flew all over the Wildcats at Lincoln Financial Field in front of 32,709 loud, passionate fans. Temple Coach Steve Addazio was as fired up as the fans last night. “It’s a great night in the Linc, and...
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September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Owls Putting The Sand Back Together

Members of the Temple football team gathered at Ocean City's Music Pier Sunday to meet their fans, and a few took some time out for the media. Listen to QB Chris Coyer talk about preparing to play a full season, C Sean Boyle discuss being ready after two years off and K/P Brandon McManus recounting a 70-yard field goal make in practice.
July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

A Leg Up

Fans of the Alabama, Boise State and Stanford football teams know too well the consequences of not having a capable kicker. So how lucky is Temple to have senior Brandon McManus, who is not only reliable on field goals, but has range past 50 yards, and also punts and kicks off for the Owls? “He’s a dominant player,” said Temple coach Steve Addazio. “Kicker, punter. …...
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Temple Leads Kent State at Half, 10-6

The Temple Owls struggled to find any offensive momentum but got two huge special teams plays as they lead the Kent State Golden Flashes 10-6 at halftime on Senior Day. The two teams combined for just 218 yards of offense in a first quarter that featured two Temple turnovers and stout defense from both squads. Temple coach Steve Addazio had to use three different quarterbacks on...
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November 25, 2011  |  Discuss

McManus, Pierce Awarded after Army Win

Brandon McManus and Bernard Pierce were awarded Honorable Mention players of the week by the College Football Performance Awards this week, raising their combined total of mentions this season to 12. The awards come just a day after Temple handled Army, 42-14, to improve its record to 7-4.  McManus won his sixth straight mention as the kickoff specialist, and seventh overall this...
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November 20, 2011  |  Discuss

More Awards For The Owls

For the second consecutive week junior kicker/punter Brandon McManus and senior tight end Evan Rodriguez have been honored by the College Football Performance Awards. McManus was named the honorable mention kickoff specialist. McManus had five kickoffs for 350 yards a 70-yard average. The junior added a 32-yard field goal and three extra points in the Owls 24-21 victory over Miami...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Owls Avenge 2010 Loss, Defeat RedHawks 24-21

Temple’s defense forced three turnovers, including two interceptions and a fumble, as the Owls beat Mid-American Conference team Miami (Ohio) 24-21 and secured bowl eligibility tonight at Lincoln Financial Field. With this win, Temple improves to 6-4 overall and 4-3 in the MAC. The Owls set a school record with most wins in three consecutive seasons (23), and tie for most wins...
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November 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Three Owls Honored by College Football Performance Awards

Starting quarterback Chris Coyer, kicker/punter Brandon McManus and tight end Evan Rodriguez were named honorable mentions to the College Football Performance Awards national player of the week, the CFPAs announced today. Though the Owls lost to the Ohio Bobcats this week, the offense performed well, scoring 31 points after Coyer took over for Chester Stewart halfway through the...
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November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Making The Move

Temple head coach Steve Addazio named Chris Coyer his third starting quarterback in 2011 at Friday's press luncheon previewing Wednesday's game against Miami (Ohio). Addazio also discussed Bernard Pierce's injury, the tough loss to Ohio and the key upcoming contest. Listen to comments from the coach and players Brandon McManus and Kee-ayre Griffin here.
November 04, 2011  |  Discuss

Temple's McManus Named to Award Watchlist

Temple Owl kicker/punter Brandon McManus was one of 54 candidates for the Ray Guy Award, given annual to the nation's best collegiate punter, the school announced on Monday. McManus, a junior from Hatfield, Pa., is currently ranked number two in the country and number one in the Mid-American Conference in punting average. This is his first season handling the punting duties...
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October 31, 2011  |  Discuss
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