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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