Temple runs through two-minute drill occasions almost every day in practice, private coach Geoff Collins said. On Weekend, the team did it for real.
With about three minutes, 23 seconds still left against Villanova, the Owls started a good drive on their own 26-yard line trying to untie the game.
On the second play, redshirt-sophomore quarterback Logan Marchi threw a 29-yard pass to help redshirt-junior wide receiver Ventell Bryant, exactly who made a one-handed catch along the proper sideline. Temple drew a new pass interference call a couple of plays later and booted the game-winning field goal having one minute left to make a 16-13 victory at Lincoln subsequently Financial Field.
When asked to express the last time he guided a late-game drive in a in close proximity game, Marchi recalled the first sport during his senior season with high school.
“Going into the spring as well as camp, I didn’t know who had been going to be the quarterback,” Dez bryant said. “But he’s shown me a lot that he’s prepared for this moment and ready in this stage.”
Marchi also led a good two-minute-drill drive late in the first half. The Owls had just two minutes and two timeouts to travel downfield to add to their three-point lead. He started the drive with a 15-yard the end to Bryant and, from a sack, hit Bryant again for a 13-yard gain.
Marchi found sophomore huge receiver Isaiah Wright running free in the middle of the field for a 32-yard gain helping put Temple into the red area. Four plays later, the Owls scored their only touchdown on a 1-yard run by redshirt-senior fullback Chip Sharga.
Marchi completed five of her six pass attempts intended for 77 yards on the drive. He finished Saturday’s game 20-for-34 growing for 274 yards. He has yet to have a turnover this season.
“I feel as though taking care of the football continues to be something I’ve honed for these past couple of activities and not making those outrageous throws and just taking the ones that are there and if they’re not certainly, there, throw it away or take off,Inch Marchi said.
There was one have fun playing the third quarter Marchi made which had offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude group of hoarse after the game.
Marchi rolled that will his right looking to pitch to redshirt-senior wideout Keith Kirkwood along the sideline. Using tight coverage in the extra and a defender approaching your ex, Marchi held onto the ball seeking to make a play before tossing it away.
Patenaude said he previously screamed for him to toss the ball away more quickly however felt he played effectively otherwise.
“He had good statistics,” Patenaude said. “He didn’t move the ball over. You can find going to be continual things we must work on. I thought his states were good. I thought their composure was good. I think the guy can take off and run the idea a little bit more. I think he can have the more plays with his foot.”