Temple Football: Steve Addazio lauds Owls For Big East win

Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Temple University recorded their first win in the Big East since leaving the conference in 2004. Head coach Steve Addazio was pleased with the performance.

Temple University defeated the University of South Florida on Saturday by a final score of 37-28 in the school's first conference game in the Big East since leaving in 2004.

The win was secured in the closing minutes of the game when senior defensive end Marcus Green blocked a 45-yard field goal attempt by USF kicker Maikon Bonani with 1:19 left in the game. Sophomore defensive back Anthony Robey proceeded to scoop up the blocked attempt and returned it to the USF 35-yard-line. On the next play, running back Montel Harris clinched the game for Temple by recording his second rushing touchdown of the game.

For head coach Steve Addazio, it was a statement win for the program, via CSNPhilly.com:

"This is a great win for our program. It's Temple back in the Big East conference, in our first Big East game, making a statement that our program is headed in the right direction and that we'll be a valued member in this conference."

Temple now sits at 2-2 overall and will continue conference play next Saturday against the University of Connecticut.

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