��� 2014 TEMPLE OWLS FOOTBALL PREVIEW | INDIANA SPORTS PAGE Football | iHigh.com

CONTENTS

SPORTS

OTHER

MEDIA

IHIGH LINKS

Home » Football News

2014 TEMPLE OWLS FOOTBALL PREVIEW

June 9, 2014
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



Temple Owls (1989 - Pres)

2013 Record: (2-10, 1-7)
2013 Bowl: None
Coach: Matt Rhule (2-10, 2-10)
Offensive Coordinator: Marcus Satterfield
Defensive Coordinator: Phil Snow

Returning Leaders:
Rushing: Kenneth Harper, RB, 613 yards
Passing: P.J. Walker, QB, 2,084 yards
Receiving: Jalen Fitzpatrick, WR, 429 yards
Tackles: Tyler Matakevich, LB, 137
Sacks: Matt Ioannidis, DL, 3.0
Interceptions: Tyler Matakevich, LB, 1; Tavon Young, CB, 1

Other Key Returnees: RB Zaire Williams, WR John Christopher, DB Jahad Thomas, DB Anthony Robey, LB Nate D. Smith

Key Losses: WR Robby Anderson, WR Ryan Alderman, K/P Paul Layton

 Temple Owls (1996 - Pres)

The Owls got off to a horrible start in 2013 and managed only two wins, one in the AAC.  QB PJ Walker returns after completing 60.8 percent of his passes and 20 touchdowns.  Walker also rushed for 332 yards and another three TD’s.  The best new about Walker is he is only a sophomore.  The bad news for Walker will be losing four starters on the offensive line.  Center Kyle Friend is the only returning starter.  The Owls have a good running attack with Kenneth Harper and Zaire Williams returning.  Temple also returns two veteran receivers in Jalen Fitzpatrick and John Christopher.  Losing Robby Anderson and Ryan Alderman will be difficult to replace.

 Temple Owls (1996 - Pres)

Temple’s defense gave up 473.6 yards per game in 2013.  Returning are LB’s Tyler Matakevich, Nate Smith and Stephaun Marshall.  Matakevich led the team in tackles with 137.  Temple’s defensive line will have to get more pressure on the opposing QB.  The issue here is the Owls have only one returning starter in Matt Ioannidis. Looking to fill the gap will be DE Bryan Osei, NG Averee Robinson and DE Sharif Finch.  The secondary will also see three new starters which is dangerous in the ACC and its’ throwing QB’s.  Tavon Young is back at CB.  Young had 51 tackles in 2013.  Opposing team’s attempted 431 passes against the Owls.   

Temple finished 2-10 in 2013 because they melted down the stretch in too many games.  With QB Walker back will make a huge difference with a year’s experience under his belt. The defense will count on their experienced LB’s but the secondary will have to play better.  By mid-season we’ll see if the Owls can turn it around.

Temple Owls (1996 - Pres) 

2013 Team Stats:
Rushing Offense: 149.3 (81st in nation, 3rd in conference)
Passing Offense: 249.7 (46, 6)
Total Offense: 399.0 (74, 6)
Scoring Offense: 24.9 (88, 7)
Rushing Defense: 175.0 (76, 10)
Pass Defense: 298.6 (119, 9)
Total Defense: 473.6 (108, 10)
Scoring Defense: 29.8 (82, 8)
Turnover Margin: -0.5 (97, 6)
Sacks:  1.58 (94, 9)
Sacks Allowed: 2.67 (101, 6)


Tags INDIANA SPORTS PAGE • Publisher
Rate This Article
Thanks for rating this article!
Share This Article  
Facebook
Google
» Be the first to leave a comment
Comments (0)

Announcements

Partner


Partner