Temple Loses to South Florida

Temple loses to South Florida, 34-14. USF (2-5) snapped a 13 game Conference losing string with a commanding twenty-point victory over the (3-4, 1-2) Temple Owls in Tampa, Florida. This one was all Bulls as they simply held the ball and seemingly scored at will. USF gained 421 rushing yards to the 48 from the Owls.

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TO THE ACTION?

Despite only running three offensive plays in the opening quarter, Temple held the Bulls scoreless with the squads moving to quarter two with a 0-0 game.

THINGS BREAK LOOSE

Jaren Mangham. (152 yards, 2 TDs) capped a 19 play 80-yard drive with a one-yard plunge. DeMarcus Gregory hauled in a 4-yard pass from Timmy McClain to push it 14-0. USF would score on six consecutive possessions. Temple closed the gap with Randle Jones hauling in a D’ Wan Mathis pass and converting it into a 70-yard touchdown that made it 14-7.

Spencer Shrader booted a field to end the half at 17-7. Edward Sydee scampered for a 1-yard touchdown and Temple had life.
Save that thought. Kelly Joiner Jr. (126 yards, 1 TD), and Mangham each had a rushing touchdown. Another mind-boggling stat. FSU held the ball for 13:26 of the fourth quarter. Mathis went 12 of 21 for 183 yards, 2 picks, and added 22 yards rushing for the Owls.
Jones had four catches for 100 yards.

COMMENTS

“It was just details, our fundamentals, and making sure we were executing at a high level,” said Temple linebacker William Kwenkeu. “We didn’t do that. They didn’t do any trick plays. It was just tackling from the defensive side of the ball. They just kept running the ball.” We got beat bad,” said Temple Coach Rod Carey. “It’s the only way to put it. They took it to us tonight.” Temple loses to South Florida, 34-14

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Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.

Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.

A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.

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