Rich Schultz

Temple vs Rutgers: Owls fall to No. 19 Scarlet Knights

Temple entered halftime with a 10-0 lead over Rutgers, but the Owls were unable to stop Rutgers' offensive onslaught in the second half.

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Temple on the bowl game bubble

At 3-3, the Temple Owls are on the bubble of a bowl game, according to the latest projections.

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Temple falls 35-10 to No. 15 Rutgers

Rutgers improved to 7-0 on the season, after defeating the Temple Owls, 35-10.

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Owls up early as they try to pull off upset

Temple is facing their first ranked opponent of the season on Saturday and so far, the Owls are taking it to Rutgers and lead 10-0 after the first half. The defense is pitching a shutout, with Gary Nova and the No. 15 Scarlet Knights unable to get anything going. Rutgers has just 110 yards of offense. Temple is coming off a nice comeback win over UConn, and Steve Addazio's club is trying to keep it rolling with a big upset at Lincoln Financial Field.

While the defense has bottled up Rutgers, the Temple offense continues to pound it on the ground as you would expect. Montel Harris and Chris Coyer have done most of the work, with the BC transfer rushing for 50 yards on 14 carries. Harris has yet to break a big one, but he's steadily picked up ground against a Rutgers defense that is obviously keying on the run. The opening score, however, would come through the air as Coyer dropped a four-yard touchdown pass to Cody Booth for the 7-0 lead.

Temple added three more points as the first half wound down. It was the defense that set up the scoring opportunity, forcing a Rutgers punt from their own end zone. Temple took advantage of the solid field position as Brandon McManus came through with a huge 49-yard field goal for the 10-point lead. The extra three points at the end of the half could be crucial in the defensive battle.

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Temple, Rutgers in battle of Big East unbeatens

Rutgers and Temple, both undefeated in Big East play, will meet in Philly on Saturday.

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Addazio cites geographic rivalry with Rutgers

Temple head coach Steve Addazio spoke on the important nature of playing a team from the area as the Owls take on the No. 15 Rutgers Scarlet Knights, a team he took time to praise as "really talented".

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