Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Temple came from behind to beat the UConn Huskies in overtime. The Owls move to 2-0 in the Big East and 3-2 overall.
After trailing for over 59 minutes, Temple overcame Connecticut 17-14 thanks to a 29 yard Brandon McManus FG in overtime. It was Temple's first road win of the season and second straight victory in the Big East.
The Owls were led by RB Montel Harris, who rushed for 142 yards and a TD on 30 carries. Coming into the game, the 6th ranked Huskies defense had been giving up just 82 yards rushing per game. In total, Temple gained 237 yards on the ground.
But the goat of the game isn't the UConn defense, that has to go to Huskies kicker Chad Christen, who missed 4 times in this game, including a 28 yard chip shot in overtime. He also had a 45 yarder with 3 minutes left blocked.
It was a big personal win for Owls head coach Steve Addazio, who was given his first assistant job by UConn head man Paul Pasqualoni. With the win, Temple moves to 2-0 in the Big East and 3-2 overall.
Temple is home next Saturday to face #19 Rutgers at Lincoln Financial Field.