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Temple junior RB Ryquell Armstead rushed for 91 yards on 17 carries in Friday's 29-21 win over UMass.

Over half of Armstead's yardage came on a 56-yard gallop. He averaged 5.4 YPC for the game as a whole. This was the 5-foot-11, 205-pounder's strongest overall showing this season. Indeed, it more than doubled his statistical output in the first two games of the campaign combined. He's up to 177 yards rushing for the year -- no touchdowns as of yet. This after he scored 14 times last season.
Sep 15 - 11:17 PM

Temple sophomore WR Isaiah Wright caught four passes for 69 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 29-21 win over UMass.

Wright had perhaps the play of the game, and it came in a critical spot for the Owls. With 3:48 remaining in the contest and Temple nursing a 22-16 lead, QB Logan Marchi fired off a 13-yard pass toward the right corner of the end zone. The 6-foot-2, 212-pound Wright was covered relatively well, but the pass hit him in stride and he managed to one-hand it in -- without any sort of flash, just a clutch, workman-like one-handed grab -- for the touchdown. UMass would notch a touchdown of their own after the subsequent kickoff, but Wright's big score was enough to keep the game just out of reach when all was said and done. Overall, the sophomore wideout is now up to a 9-180-1 receiving line across three games played.
Sep 15 - 11:09 PM

Temple redshirt sophomore QB Logan Marchi completed 22-of-37 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns in Friday's 29-21 win over UMass.

Marchi wasn't exactly lighting the field on fire -- he averaged 6.7 YPA -- but he connected on a pair of touchdown passes in the final minute of the first half to boost the Owls from a 7-3 deficit to a 16-7 halftime advantage (the extra point on the second score was missed). Temple would not trail again after those two scores. The 6-foot, 205-pound Marchi has been held under 250 yards passing in two of three games this season, but does own a 5/0 TD/INT ratio on the year. Upcoming on the docket, the redshirt sophomore will try to help lead the Owls to an upset over USF next Thursday.
Sep 15 - 11:00 PM

Temple redshirt sophomore QB Logan Marchi completed 20-of-34 passes for 274 yards in a 16-13 victory over Villanova on Saturday.

That's not the completion percentage you want, but Marchi was effective enough, and he was able to connect on a few big plays to keep the offense moving. The best news is that he has yet to turn the ball over in his two games, which is always a plus. It's just a matter of completing more passes at this point.
Sep 9 - 8:22 PM

Temple redshirt junior WR Ventell Bryant (hamstring) caught seven passes for 79 yards in a 16-13 victory over Villanova on Saturday.

Bryant (6'3/180) was a game-time decision, and he looked healthy against the Wildcats. He didn't find the end zone, but he helped keep the offense on schedule enough for the victory. He had a 29-yard connection with Owls' QB Logan Marchi. He'll get a slightly stiffer test next weekend when Temple takes on UMass.
Sep 9 - 8:17 PM

Temple redshirt junior WR Ventell Bryant (hamstring) will play in Saturday's game against Villanova.

This was the expectation early in the week and Bryant made it through practice without any sort of a setback on the health front. He sat out the team's season-opener against Notre Dame due to a hamstring injury suffered in preseason camp. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound redshirt junior logged a 54-895-4 receiving line last season.
Sep 9 - 3:13 PM

Temple redshirt junior WR Ventell Bryant (hamstring) is expected to be able to play in Saturday's game against Villanova.

Bryant injured his hamstring in preseason camp, but was close to playing in this past weekend's loss to Notre Dame and looks to be ready to roll for the Owls' showdown with the Wildcats. Bryant (6'3/180) caught 54 passes for 895 yards and four touchdowns last season.
Sep 8 - 9:11 PM

Temple junior RB Ryquell Armstrong rushed for 67 yards on 19 carries in Saturday's 49-16 loss to Notre Dame.

Armstead is taking over as full-time starter with Jahad Thomas no longer on the team. His 2017 debut proved rather uneventful, though, as he averaged just 3.52 YPC on Saturday while posting a long run of 17 yards. Better times should be a-coming for the 5-foot-11, 205-pounder, who rushed for 919 yards (5.9 YPC) and 14 touchdowns while splitting carries with Thomas a year ago.
Sep 2 - 8:20 PM

Temple redshirt junior WR Ventell Bryant (hamstring) is not playing in Saturday's opener against Notre Dame.

Temple was hopeful that Bryant would be able to give it a go, but they'll rest up Bryant for this one. He has been fighting through a hamstring injury suffered in preseason camp. Keith Kirkwood and Adonis Jennings are two candidates to see increased work in his absence against the Irish.
Sep 2 - 4:17 PM

Temple HC Geoff Collins indicated that the Owls could use three quarterbacks in their opener against Notre Dame.

The two main options, here, are looking like redshirt sophomore Logan Marchi and redshirt junior Frank Nutile. Beyond that pair, Anthony Russo (a redshirt freshman) and true frosh Todd Centeio could also potentially see the field. Temple is looking to replace P.J. Walker at signal-caller. This situation figures to sort itself out once the regular season gets underway, but for now, there is quite a bit of uncertainty at quarterback for Collins in his first season at the Temple helm.
Aug 25 - 2:37 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that Temple senior S Sean Chandler is highly rated by NFL scouts, with some believing he'll land in the third round next spring.

The analyst isn't as on Chandler as the scouting community. "Presently I grade Chandler as a last-day pick, as there’s no outstanding physical trait in his game and I don’t believe he covers well enough to overcome mediocre size and speed," Pauline wrote. Chandler shifted from starting corner to safety last fall. He ended up being named All-American Athletic Conference Second Team by the AAC and Phil Steele.
Jul 13 - 5:22 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline says Temple redshirt senior FB Nick Sharga is "a nasty lead blocker with size and power."

"Sharga has enough speed and athleticism to get out on the second level and annihilate linebackers or defensive backs. He’s also a solid short-yardage ball carrier," Pauline wrote. All that said, the analyst doesn't believe Sharga will garner too much interest on Draft Day next spring. "Sharga is unlikely to test well and I don’t believe he’ll be anything other than a late-round pick, but I do feel he’ll be a very good Sunday player with a long career," Pauline wrote.
Jul 12 - 2:23 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline pegs Temple redshirt junior WR Ventell Bryant as the Owls' top NFL prospect.

"Bryant is a nice-sized receiver with terrific hands as well as next-level ability," Pauline wrote. Bryant posted a 54-895-4 line last year despite missing three games. "Fundamentally sound, Bryant consistently wins out for contested passes and makes a lot of athletic receptions," Pauline wrote. "Downfield speed and 40 times are a question and could determine whether Bryant is a last-day pick or sneaks into the second night of the draft."
Jul 12 - 12:34 PM

Temple redshirt junior WR Marshall Ellick caught five passes for 105 yards and a touchdown in the team's spring game.

Ellick caught 12 passes for 141 yards this past season, but failed to log a reception after Temple's loss to Memphis on October 6. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder will probably be looking at a backup role along with fellow depth wideouts Isaiah Wright and Adonis Jennings during the coming campaign.
May 16 - 10:01 PM

Rotoworld's Evan Silva assigned the Cardinals a "C+" grade for their draft.

Arizona used their first two picks on defensive prospects Temple LB Haason Reddick and Washington DB Budda Baker. "Ultimately, this was a meat-and-potatoes draft with minimal flash," Silva wrote. "Reddick and Baker are the only likely year-one contributors, even if neither is a safe bet to start." CBS Sports' Pete Prisco liked the class quite a bit more, scoring it an "A" and singling out mid-round picks WR Chad Williams and G Dorian Johnson as potential steals. ESPN's Mel Kiper graded it as a "B."
Source: Rotoworld
May 4 - 12:28 PM

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