Mistakes Prove Costly for Temple

The only team in the AAC to defeat the Memphis Tigers in 2019, the Temple Owls fell short in this matchup, 41-29. Unfortunately, mistakes prove costly for Temple. The Owls (1-2, 1-2 AAC) trekked to Memphis and the Liberty Bowl to challenge the Memphis Tigers (3-1, 2-1 AAC) on Saturday afternoon.

Sixth-year quarterback, Brady White has an off day but still fired for 4 Touchdowns on a 17 of 36 game with 1 Temple interception. The Owls ended a defensive first half with a 15–10 edge. Riley Patterson nailed a 42-yard field goal to close the score to 15-13.

After a Rodney Owens interception, White hit Calvin Austin for a 65 yard hook up and the Tigers were snarling with a 20-15 lead. Ra’Mahn Davis fumbled that resulted in yet another White touchdown pass. This one went for 26 yards to Tahj Washington to pad the edge to 27-15. Temple countered when Jaden Blue (13 catches,115 yards, and three TDS) scored from 32 yards to cut it to a 27-22 deficit.

On to the final quarter they went and the Tigers took the hit and countered with a White to Jason Ivory hookup that put it 34-22 Tigers lead with 12:00 minutes showing on the clock. Temple punched back with another Blue touchdown, this one for 8 yards that made it a five-point contest, 34-29. Temple Coach, Rod Carey opted to punt away on a 4th and 9 from the Memphis 45.

The plan didn’t work out as the Tigers reeled off an 8 play 88-yard drive that ended with Kaylan Watkins 15 yard tally that sealed the deal.

Dis and Dat

  • Randle Jones picked up 118 yards on 12 catches and was complimented by Branden Mac’s 64 yards on 6 catches and a TD.
  • Ra’Mahn Davis contributed with 113 yards on 20 carries but had the costly fumble.
  • Temple QB, Russo threw an unworldly 63 times completing 41 for 387 yards, and 4 TDS but, threw three picks.
  • Brady White had an off day going 17 for 36 with 4 Touchdowns and an interception.
  • Turnovers were the difference and witnessed Memphis scoring 24 points compared to three for the Owls.

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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.