Facing an SMU defense that is ranked 34th in the nation, and tied for first in the nation with 10 interceptions; Temple will look to its playmakers to make an impact against a very tough SMU defense. A defense that held Baylor to six points in the first half, and TCU to three points in the first half respectively.
Last week against Charlotte, redshirt-sophomore wide-receiver Brodrick Yancy caught four passes for 70 yards, and two touchdowns, leading the team in both categories. He also tied his season high in receptions, and set his career high in receiving yards on the day. Following the game, Phillip Walker said that Yancy was emerging as the top wideout and the go to go in a crowded receiving core.
On the season, Yancy has nine receptions, for 116 yards, and three touchdowns. Walker will look to spread the ball around the field on Saturday, which should allow Yancy to get more targets following a strong week four against Charlotte.
Following the Charlotte game, Walker declared Yancy as the leader of the wide-receiving corps with the injury of Ventell Bryant.
In 2015, Yancy played in just four games due to injury, he caught two passes, for 11 yards on the season. As a freshman, he played in 11 games, and had six receptions.
A native of Bradenton, Florida, Yancy played at Manatee high school, where he was a three year letterwinner. In his high school career, he had 648 receiving yards, and seven touchdowns.
A three star recruit out of high school, Yancy received scholarship offers from both Toledo, and Temple. He comes from a football orientated family, his uncle Carlos Yancy was a seventh round draft pick of the New England Patriots in 1995.
Yancy will look to once again be the main target for Phillip Walker against SMU. Look for Yancy to have a big day in the receiving game.