Huge Third Quarter Sinks Temple

The 1-5 Temple Owls ventured to Orlando Florida to battle the UCF Knights (5-2) on Saturday evening. The Owls fought, but a huge third quarter sinks Temple.

Temple started off very strong and effectively shut down the Knights storied offense allowing 21 points in the first half. The problem was turnovers and the inability of Temple to generate much offense. Eric Gilyard (12 tackles) forced Sophomore Red Shirt.. Re Al Mitchell to fumble. Greg McCrae would scamper in from 7 yards and UCF went up, 7-0.

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Mitchell would be picked off by Tatum Bethune at the Temple 27 and it took all of three plays for Otis Anderson (10/83) to cash in from 14 yards. Greg Mc Crae pushed it to 21-0 off a 1-yard plunge.

On to the second, they would go and Rory Bell nailed a 30 yarder to close the half with the Owls trailing, 21-3. The Knights found another year and blew it open with 17 points in just over nine minutes. Dillon Gabriel (12/22 268 2 TDs) found Marlon Williams (4 catches for 102 yards and two TDs).

In between us the touchdowns, Daniel Obarski nailed a 25 yarder. Temple finished things off with a TD from Onasis Neely and the only fourth quarter points off a 24 yard Bell boot.

Extra Points:

For Temple, Re Al Mitchell threw for 107 yards off 10 completions but two picks. Tayvon Ruley rushed 23 times gaining 90 yards. Jadon Blue added 71 yards with his 5 grabs.

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.

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