SportsDesk Practice Report: 10/17/17

Week 8 is upon us, and some might not have envisioned the start the Owls have gotten off to. Temple sits at 3-4 on the season, and 1-3 in conference play. They look to bounce back this week as they travel to West Point to take on Army (5-2).

The Owls are coming off a disappointing homecoming loss against UConn last week where they fell 28-24. Temple was down 14 points in the second half and fought and clawed their way all through the second half, but fell short on the team’s final possession.

Ryquell Armstead will look to rush for 100 yards for the first time this season against ECU. // Credit: Zamani Feelings


In the game, QB Logan Marchi completed 33 of 54 passers and threw for a career high 356 passing yards with one TD and one INT. He’s set a career high in passing yards in two straight weeks. Temple significantly outgained UConn in total yards, 473-244, and first downs, 28-15.

RB’s Ryquell Armstead and David Hood led the running game for Temple, both rushing for about 30 yards and each scoring a touchdown. David Hood, and WR’s Kenny Yeboah, Adonis Jennings and Isaiah Wright, all caught for 50+ yards, Hood led receivers with 91.

“It felt good to score my first touchdown of the year. But like I said, it doesn’t matter who scored I just want to get the win, I think we lost by like 4 points. So, I’m just going to keep running the ball well, it’s alright,” said Ryquell Armstead on his first TD of the year.

The Owls defense was led by LB Chapelle Russell who had 12 total tackles, recorded half a sack and two forced fumbles. Followed by fellow sophomore LB Shaun Bradley who had 7 tackles, and S Delvon Randall with 5 tackles and 1 interception. That made Randall’s third interception in the last 3 games.

What truly defeated the Owls were their two turnovers that turned into 14 points for the Huskies. One being a pick six late in the third quarter which completely killed all momentum for the Owls. The turnovers went along with a number of penalties that hurt theOwls all throughout the game, they totaled 12 penalties for 117 yards.

Temple enters this week with yet again another QB controversy. Starter Logan Marchi left today’s practice early, with what Coach Collins described as a “lower body extremity,” during his press conference today. Coach Collins also said that he expects Marchi to be ready to play this coming Saturday, but if he isn’t, then next man up is junior Frank Nutile.

This week’s recipient of the all-important No. 1 jersey is sophomore LB Shaun Bradley. On the season, Bradley has 40 total tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble, but his leadership on and off the field goes unprecedented.

“To me it means that my hard work is paying off. I’m just trying to be a leader for this team, so i accepted it and I’m going to keep playing well for this team,” said Bradley.  


This week the Owls hope to get back on the winning track and get back to playing .500 football. The last time these two teams met was in last year’s season opener, where Army came into Lincoln Financial Field and shocked the Owls 28-13. Temple looks to turn the tide this week.


The game is set to kick off from Michie Stadium in West Point, NY. Saturday at noon. The game will be shown on CBSSN and you can listen in on 610 WTEL Radio.

Make sure to check back in with the SportsDesk for this week’s game preview.

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