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Temple senior RB Jahad Thomas rushed for 68 yards and a pair of scores on 15 carries in Saturday's 48-20 triumph over Charlotte.

He chipped in three catches for 49 yards. Thomas missed the first two games of the season with a hand sprain. He has 120 yards and four scores on the ground in two contests, along with nine catches for 97 yards.
Sep 24 - 4:25 PM

In Saturday's loss to Penn State, Temple senior T Dion Dawkins "displayed a lot of athleticism, footwork and next level skill," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"He looked terrific in pass protection, easily sliding off the edge to shut down pass rushers," Pauline wrote. "While Dawkins needs to improve his run blocking strength he looked like the second day pick most scouts stamped him to be." The analyst has long been high on Dawkins.
Sep 22 - 4:34 PM

Temple senior RB Jahad Thomas will play against Penn State after previously dealing with a left hand injury.

The left hand injury was a sprain, and hands are obviously important for running backs. The Owls have struggled to run the ball without Thomas, after he produced 1,262 yards and 17 touchdowns last year. Penn State allowed a good chunk of yardage against Pitt last week.
Sep 17 - 11:36 AM

Temple senior QB P.J. Walker completed 11-of-23 passes for 124 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's win over Stony Brook.

This counts as a rebound for Walker, who was intercepted three times in a tough season-opening loss to Army. Against Stony Brook on Saturday, the 6-foot-1, 200-pounder tossed touchdown passes in the first, second and third quarters. He should continue to level out statistically after that disastrous opening performance. Last season, he held a 19/8 TD/INT ratio while passing for 2,972 yards.
Sep 10 - 4:27 PM

Temple senior RB Jahad Thomas did not play in Friday's loss to Army due to a left hand injury.

Thomas suffered a partial sprain in his left hand during August camp. The Owls were concerned that the hand injury might lead to issues with ball security. Predictably, the team rushed for just 83 total yards in his absence. If the injury sidelines the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder for an extended amount of time, sophomore RB Ryquell Armstead would be the beneficiary. Against Army, Armstead led Temple with 77 yards on the ground.
Source: philly.com
Sep 2 - 11:23 PM

Temple senior QB P.J. Walker was horrific in Friday's 28-13 upset loss to Army, throwing for just 168 yards while being intercepted three times.

Playing without RB Jahad Thomas (hand), Temple's offense simply could not gain any traction against the Black Knights. They managed just 83 yards rushing in Thomas' absence. As for the passing game, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Walker completed a pitiful 12-of-26 passes. He averaged 6.5 yards per attempt. A year ago, the Temple gunslinger threw for 2,972 yards (56.7% completions) with a 19/8 TD/INT ratio. There just isn't much fantasy upside here. Temple will try to rebound from this listless loss in a match-up with Stony Brook on September 10.
Sep 2 - 10:25 PM

Temple scheduled home-and-home series with Boston College, Duke and Maryland.

Temple will hit the road for 2018 contests against Boston College (September 15) and Maryland (September 29). They will host Maryland on September 14 of 2019, with the Eagles coming to town on September 18, 2021. As for their showdowns with the Blue Devils, interested parties can circle a September 3, 2022, road contest with Duke and a September 16, 2023, home showdown. Boston College holds a 27-6-2 record in the series and Maryland a 7-1 record. At least against Duke, the slate will be clean. Temple and Duke have never played each other in football.
Source: CSN Philly
Jul 31 - 2:03 PM

Temple senior RB Jahad Thomas was named to the 2016 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder rushed for 1,262 yards and 17 touchdowns to earn first team All-American Athletic Conference honors in 2015. In addition, Thomas chipped in 216 receiving yards and two more scores, including a school-record 100-yard kickoff return touchdown. He'll be the focal point of the offense once again this fall.
Jul 26 - 7:58 PM

Jets signed Temple C Kyle Friend.

Friend (6'1/295) started all four years, earning first-team All-American Athletic Conference as a senior. His Pro Day workout was solid, running 5.09 with a 28 1/2-inch vertical and 41 bench-press reps. Friend has some movement ability and was a solid college blocker, but he is a short-armed center only lacking big-league size. His NFL ceiling is probably Tim Barnes.
May 5 - 5:32 PM

Jets signed Temple WR Robby Anderson.

Anderson (6'3/187) opened his college career as a special teamer and defensive back before converting to wideout, where he led the Owls in catches (70), yards (939), and touchdowns (7) as a senior. Snubbed for a Combine invite, Anderson showed explosive athleticism at Temple's Pro Day, blazing 4.36 with a 10-foot-8 broad jump. During the pre-draft phase, some scouts viewed cornerback as Anderson's best NFL position due to his small hands (8 3/8") and rangy frame. Ultimately, Anderson is a multi-year project with some developmental upside.
May 2 - 5:02 PM

Steelers selected Temple OLB Tyler Matakevich with the No. 246 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Matakevich (6'0/238) was a decorated college linebacker, earning the Nagurski and Bednarik Awards as a senior in addition to American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He piled up 40 career tackles for loss with seven sacks, seven interceptions, and four forced fumbles. Matakevich was exposed as a sub-par athlete in Indy, running 4.81 with a 31-inch vertical and 9-foot-4 broad jump. A "heart and soul" player whose game is built on aggressive relentlessness, Matakevich's size and speed deficiencies may limit him to special teams. His ceiling is probably a smaller version of A.J. Hawk.
Apr 30 - 6:27 PM

Redskins selected Temple DE Matt Ioannidis with the No. 152 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Ioannidis (6'4/299) was a three-year starter, tallying 29 career tackles for loss with 10 sacks and seven batted passes. He earned first-team All-American Athletic Conference as a senior. Ioannidis tested out as an average athlete, but he wins with brute power and toughness and is never on the ground. Whether it be at five or one technique, Ioannidis is an old-school, two-gap player with a fairly safe floor.
Apr 30 - 2:47 PM

Ravens selected Temple CB Tavon Young with the No. 104 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Young (5'9/183) was a 2 1/2-year starter for Temple, logging eight career tackles for loss and seven interceptions. His Combine measurables were good-not-great, running 4.46 with a 34 1/2-inch vertical. Young has short arms (30 5/8") and ended his senior year weighing just 180 pounds. Still one of Mike Mayock's favorite sleepers, Young's strengths are quick feet and elite change-of-direction skills, making him a slot-corner candidate when he gets stronger.
Apr 30 - 12:35 PM

Temple WR Robby Anderson is visiting the Packers, according to Tom Silverstein.

Anderson produced an outstanding performance against Houston in the school's bowl game and had a solid, yet unspectacular, East West Shrine week. It is noteworthy to add that Anderson went through corner drills during his pro day workout, which might be the position some teams project his future.
Apr 11 - 8:26 AM

Temple CB Tavon Young is scheduled to visit the Ravens and Steelers, according to Aaron Wilson.

Young has or will work out for the Cardinals, Titans, Jets, and Ravens. Likely a zone corner in the NFL, Young might be Temple's top prospect in this class despite not getting the attention others have. He produced a number of fun one on one matchups against Braxton Miller during Senior Bowl week.
Mar 30 - 1:05 PM


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