Coming off of an historic 10-win 2015 season- Matt Rhule’s message to his new team was to take each game one step at a time, and never look too far ahead. It is this season in which the Owls adopted the motto “1-0.”
In the first week of action, Temple knew they shouldn’t take an Army Black Knight team, who was just 2-10 last season, lightly. After a slow starting opening quarter, Army dominated the ground game, and time of possession to ultimately seal a 28-13 win on Friday night.
Army running back Andy Davidson led the way with 121 of Army’s 329 rushing yards- including two touchdowns.
Temple QB Phillip Walker started hot, and inexperience surrounding him plagued the offense late in the game. Receiver drops and miscommunications turned out to be very costly. After the game, Walker told the media, “We had to take advantage of our opportunity, and we failed to do that.”