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Temple redshirt junior WR Adonis Jennings caught seven passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns in Tuesday's 34-26 loss to Wake Forest in the Military Bowl.

Just too little, too late for Temple. The Owls fell behind 31-10 at the half and while they would outscore Wake Forest 16-3 in the second half, they weren't quite able to completely overcome the large deficit. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Jennings opened the second half hauling in a 58-yard touchdown to start the would-be comeback attempt. This 7-154-2 effort is his best of the season by a fair margin. He came into the Military Bowl having caught just 20 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 02:19:00 PM

Temple senior T Dion Dawkins accepted an invitation to the Resse's Senior Bowl.

Per ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr., Dawkins is a "dominant run blocker from his left tackle spot." The longtime Worldwide Leader scouting mouthpiece believes the 6-foot-5, 315-pounder could rise as high as the first round depending on how he tests out athletically come February's NFL Scouting Combine. Draft insider Tony Pauline was particularly impressed with his work in a September loss to Penn State, noting that Dawkins "looked terrific in pass protection." Pauline sees him as a Day 2 selection.
Source: Senior Bowl
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 05:24:00 PM

Florida HC Jim McElwain offered high praise for reported new Temple HC Geoff Collins.

Collins served as defensive coordinator for the Gators each of the past two seasons. Earlier on Tuesday, ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported that he had landed the head-coaching position at Temple. Said McElwain, "[The Owls are] going to get a guy that motivates players, a guy that really understands the game and understands both sides of the ball — not just the defensive side." He referred to Collins as a "relentless, competitive recruiter."
Source: SEC Country
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 02:22:00 PM

Florida DC Geoff Collins will be Temple's next head coach, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

Collins has been a defensive coordinator since 2010, and spent those years between FIU, Mississippi State and Florida. Matt Rhule recently left to coach Baylor, and this will be Collins' first ever head coaching gig. His Florida defenses in 2015 and 2016 played at a very high level. Rhule and Collins coached together at Western Carolina.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 09:41:00 AM

Temple edge rusher Hasson Reddick accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Reddick was a key cog in Matt Rhule's defenses over the past few years. In fact, he leaves Temple as the school's all-time leader in tackles for loss. Not only that, but Reddick leads the FBS with 21.5 tackles for loss this season.
Source: Senior Bowl
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 03:15:00 PM

Temple senior QB P.J. Walker (leg) went 16-of-25 for 199 yards and two touchdown passes in a 34-10 win over Navy in the AAC Championship Game on Saturday.

Walker was in a walking boot earlier this week, but he didn't look any worse for the wear today. Temple, which lost to Houston in last year's AAC Championship game, saw things go down a little differently this time around, mostly because of their superb defense. The 10-3 Owls will learn which bowl they're headed to on Sunday.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 04:01:00 PM

Temple HC Matt Rhule indicated that senior QB P.J. Walker (leg) will start against Navy in the AAC Championship Game on Saturday.

Walker sported a walking boot earlier in the practice week, but barring an unforeseen setback, he should be able to play on Saturday. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound gunslinger has thrown for an even 2,700 yards with an 18/12 TD/INT ratio in 12 games this season.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 07:24:00 PM

Temple HC Matt Rhule indicated that sophomore RB Ryquell Armstead (undisclosed) will try to play against Navy in the AAC Championship Game on Saturday.

Armstead was deemed doubtful earlier in the practice week due to an undisclosed injury suffered at the beginning of November, but per Rhule, he is likely to at least try to play in Saturday's conference title game versus the Midshipmen. While the 5-foot-11, 205-pound sophomore could potentially see the field, expect Jahad Thomas to see the majority of carries here unless Armstead is able to truly get rolling.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 07:20:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline notes that Temple senior RB Jahad Thomas could find a role as a third-down back in the NFL.

"Thomas lacks classic next level size," Pauline writes, "but has the ability to line up as a third down back on Sunday." The size refrain is one you can expect to hear as a demerit throughout the leadup to the draft. CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler made that same knock on the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Thomas last October, though he also referred to him as a "jitterbug athlete." This season, he has jitterbugged his way to 856 yards (4.7 YPC) and 12 touchdowns while catching 30 passes for 402 yards and six additional scores. He went off for 1,262 yards and 17 touchdowns in 14 games last season.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 07:09:00 PM

Temple HC Rhule said on Tuesday that "if we played today, [redshirt sophomore WR Ventell Bryant] would play.

Fortunately, the Owls don't play Navy until Saturday, giving Bryant more time to heal his arm injury. Expect him to start.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 01:47:00 PM

Temple sophomore RB Ryquell Armstead (undisclosed) is doubtful to play in Saturday's AAC Championship game against Navy.

Armstead has been dealing with a nagging undisclosed injury since a November 5 win over UConn. He did suit up against ECU over the weekend, but the results were less than desirable, as the 5-foot-11, 205-pound sophomore rushed for only 35 yards on 10 carries. Should Armstead be unable to play on Saturday, the brunt of the workload would fall to Jahad Thomas. Even if Armstead does manage to suit up, Thomas figures to have a huge role to play in this weekend's affair.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 02:16:00 PM

Temple senior QB P.J. Walker (leg) expects to be able to play in Saturday's AAC Championship game against Navy.

Walker was in a walking boot following Tuesday's practice, but barring an unforeseen setback with his health, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior should be ready to roll for Saturday's title game. He appeared in all 12 regular-season contests this year, throwing for 2,700 yards with an 18/12 TD/INT ratio.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 01:46:00 PM

Temple redshirt senior OLB Hasson Reddick (ankle) is not likely to play in Saturday's game against Tulane.

This according to HC Matt Rhule during a Tuesday presser. If Reddick is, indeed, unable to take the field versus the Green Wave on Saturday, it would be a major blow to the Owls' defensive efforts. This season, the 6-foot-1, 230-pounder has registered 46 tackles (18.0 for loss), 7.5 sacks and two forced fumbles over 10 games played. Avery Ellis and Jacob Martin figure to see increased work this weekend if Reddick sits this one out.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 08:24:00 PM

Temple HC Matt Rhule termed sophomore RB Ryquell Armstead (undisclosed) as day-to-day.

While Armstead rushed for 133 yards against UConn prior to getting last weekend off on bye, the 5-foot-11, 205-pound sophomore was injured (on the first play, to boot) in the contest. Said Rhule, "He played a great game and played through it." Should Armstead be unable to play in Saturday's game against Tulane, that would mean a heavier workload for Jahad Thomas.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 08:18:00 PM

Temple sophomore RB Ryquell Armstead rushed for 133 yards on 20 carries in Friday's 21-0 win over UConn.

No touchdowns for Armstead. Indeed, no rushing touchdowns for the Owls at all, as P.J. Walker ended up tossing three touchdown passes to account for the totality of Temple's scoring. For his part, the 5-foot-11, 205-pound Armstead averaged 6.7 YPC with a long run of 22 yards. This was the sophomore back's third game of at least 100 yards rushing. He has reached that mark in two of his last three games.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 11:19:00 AM


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