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Considering their sizeable disadvantage in the spread, the Temple Owls can expect to have a real challenge on their hands on Saturday. They will stay at home another week and welcome the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at 2 p.m. ET Sept. 17 at Lincoln Financial Field. The Owls will be seeking to avenge the 61-14 loss they suffered the last time these two teams played Sept. 4 of last year.
Temple strolled past the Lafayette Leopards with points to spare last week, taking the contest 30-14. The team accrued 21 points in the first half and coasted on those for the win.
Meanwhile, RU turned the game against the Wagner Seahawks into a track meet and took the gold after outgaining them 575 yards to 111. Last week, RU really took it to Wagner for a full four quarters, racking up a 66-7 victory at home. The matchup was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 38-7. RU can attribute much of their success to RB Samuel Brown V, who punched in two rushing touchdowns, and RB Al-Shadee Salaam, who punched in one rushing touchdown.
Their wins bumped the Owls to 1-1 and the Scarlet Knights to 2-0. We’ll see which team can carry over their success and which team inevitably falls when Temple and RU clash.
R-U RAH RAH#CHOP | 🪓 | #GoRU pic.twitter.com/RBHR2T0y8c
Rutgers with the 16-14 win over Temple https://t.co/73OU50mj9K
Fought hard. Back at The Linc again next Saturday
3-0 #CHOP pic.twitter.com/HR90IuSYEd
The Scarlet Knights defense does it again!
We take over with 2:25 remaining with the 16-14 lead 🪓
4th down conversion, Warner to Stewart, to keep the drive alive! pic.twitter.com/MgUowjlHds
Another huge play from Layton Jordan #TempleTUFF pic.twitter.com/MdTiR1KjPj
Big TD from Jordan Smith cut the Rutgers lead to 2 #TempleTUFF pic.twitter.com/K5HAZLz9Sc
Jordan Smith spin move to the house!🌪️
47 yard connection from Warner to Smith to bring the Owls within 2! #AmericanFB x @Temple_FB pic.twitter.com/x1x0IJXWfQ
TOUCHDOWN OWLS! Warner to Smith for 47 yard TD! #TempleTUFF pic.twitter.com/uzX4FQSvUP
Jude McAtamney is good from 38 yards.
We take over inside the Temple 44. #CHOP
Warner finds Jordan Smith for a first down. Trying to get the offense going in the 3rd Quarter pic.twitter.com/RhQfc9QDeA
Jude McAtamney drills the 25-yarder to extend the lead.
Rutgers Nation representing in Philly! #GoRU | #CHOP pic.twitter.com/6GMA1voT5x
🏠 📞 @Quan_6k | #CHOP pic.twitter.com/QgvNgKoAk7
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At the half. Temple 7 – Rutgers 10 pic.twitter.com/CiMOJ43e9f
The entire team is out in support for @Temple_FB 🏈 homecoming game against Rutgers❗️#GoOwls 🦉 pic.twitter.com/EP14CF2WWX
Evan Simon hits Sean Ryan on 4th and 3 for the first down.@ryan1_sean | @evan6simon pic.twitter.com/wdmkhcwpO0
Temple goes for it on 4th and 1 and the Scarlet Knights STUFF IT!
We will take over inside the Temple 35!
Shaquan Loyal making house calls ‼️
That is his first career interception!
10-7 Scarlet Knights with 6:05 remaining in the first half. @Quan_6k | #CHOP pic.twitter.com/NOFZOY9u9M
Layton Jordan with the sack on 3rd down! #TempleTUFF @datdude_8 pic.twitter.com/m180Lrc6oY
End of 1 pic.twitter.com/dTmzkiIBvQ
At the end of 1. Temple 7 – Rutgers 3 #TempleTUFF pic.twitter.com/VzmnbGpMMG
Temple defense stops Rutgers on 3rd down and Rutgers kicks a field goal. Temple leads 7 – 3, 1:09 left in the 1st quarter.
The kick is up and it is good ‼️
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