Temple Gets Trampled by the Mustangs

The 18th Ranked SMU Mustangs (7-1) Blew up a Close Game, 47-23. Temple Owls get trampled by the Mustangs. The Temple Owls (1-4) welcomed them SMU Mustangs to Lincoln Financial Field on a beautiful November Saturday.

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Temple started off well scoring on the first play of the game. Randle Jones (2 catches for 86 yards,1 TD) went 75 yards to put the home team up with just:13 played.  The Owls doubled their points from the previous game when they put up 3. Temple held the lead at the half but things would sour in the final quarter.

In just over seven minutes, the Mustangs scored four touchdowns. The fireworks started on the opening play of the quarter. Tight End, Kylen Granson (6 catches for 149 yards) hauled in a 24-yard pass from QB Shane Buechele (24 of 35, 355 yards, and 4 touchdowns). It took just 2:12 for Tyler Levine (8 carries, 49 yards) to tack on another score. SMU was just warming up. Rashee Rice followed 2:00 later by Tamerick Williams having his only touch-of the day for 49 yards.

News and Notes:

SMU had a big edge in total yards, 549-368 as well as passing yards, 355-211, and Rushing yardage, 194-157. Oddly, Temple had the advantage of the time of play, 35:05 to 24:55. For SMU, Tyler Page picked up 131 yards on 9 catches good for two TDs.

With Anthony Russo out with a shoulder injury, Temple used two quarterbacks. Trad Beatty threw one touchdown and accrued 129 yards on a 8 of 12 day. Sophomore Redshirt, Re Al Mitchell threw his first touchdown since transferring from Iowa State. Mitchell went 9 of 18 for 82 yards. The youngster also picked up 66 yards off 17 carries.

SMU has now scored an astounding 162 points in their last three games.

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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.