Bowling Green 13, Temple 10: Penalties Kill Owls, Upset by Falcons

The Temple Owls were upset by the Bowling Green Falcons by a final score of 13-10. Temple put themselves in a bad spot committing 12 penalties for 97 yards.

  • Live
3 Total Updates since October 22, 2011
  • Important 2
  • Updates 2
  • Articles 1
  • All Updates 3

Temple Owls Vs. Bowling Green Falcons Final Score: Penalties Costly as Falcons Upset Owls

Temple entered today's game with the Bowling Green Falcons as the heavy favorite, outscoring opponents 76-0 in their previous two games, while Bowling Green was reeling, in the midst of a three-game losing streak. On paper it looked like it would be an easy victory for Temple, but the Owls coaching staff preached to its players all week not to take any opponent lightly. 

The Owls coaching staff has been preaching that there are fragile moments for any program throughout the season, and that overlooking any opponent could be dangerous.

"There are points in the season that are pretty critical points that sometimes can go one way or go the other," Addazio said.

The Owls fell to Bowling Green today by a final score of 13-10. Despite adequate production from their typically-dominant ground game (49 carries for 218 yards) and two running backs over 100 yards for the third consecutive week, the Owls could only muster 10 points against a less-than-stellar Falcons defense. 

Penalties (12 for 97 yards) proved costly for the Owls all afternoon, as did a missed 39-yard field goal early in the second half, which would've given Temple both the momentum and the lead.

The loss drops Temple to 5-3 on the season and 3-2 in the MAC. The Owls travel to Ohio to face the Bobcats next week, in a game that has suddenly become a must-win for the Owls if they want to remain favorites to win the MAC East title. 

For more coverage of Temple Football visit SB Nation's team page.

Continue

Temple Owls Vs. Bowling Green Score Update: Temple Shut Out in First Half

Temple entered today's game against Bowling Green as a heavy favorite, having blown out their previous two opponents by a combined score of 76-0. Bowling Green is coming off three straight losses in which they have had serious problems stopping the run – Temple's biggest strength. At first glance it looked like a recipe for disaster for the Bowling Green Falcons, but they hold a slim 3-0 lead at halftime.

Temple recorded 92 total rushing yards in the first half, but are only averaging 3.7 yards per carry – down from their season average of five yards per carry. 

Neither team has a turnover, but Temple has made more mistakes. They had six penalties for 60 yards in the first half – some of which killed potential scoring drives. Bowling Green has no penalties thus far.

Temple's leading rusher Bernard Pierce has 79 yards on 12 carries in the first half, but he hasn't received any help from his teammates. Temple quarterback Chester Stewart has completed only three passes for 29 yards, and backup running back Matt Brown has six carries for only 15 yards.

The second half of this game can be found on ESPN 3. Temple will receive the kickoff.

For more coverage of Temple Football visit SB Nation's team page.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.