Central Florida didn’t need virtually any help scoring on Friday.
The top offense in the Hockey Bowl Subdivision got it in any event.
The Knights (10-0, 7-0 American Athletic Convention) scored 24 points off of five turnovers in their 45-19 win next to Temple at Lincoln Monetary Field. Temple (5-6, 3-4 The North american) gave away the golf ball three times in the second fraction, lost its three-point lead as well as entered halftime trailing by Eighteen.
“[Central Florida’s defense] was pretty fast, yet we could have out-quicked them as we didn’t have so many turnovers,” reported redshirt-junior running back David Cover, who had 12 has for 81 yards. “That’s exactly what just threw off all of our rhythm. We weren’t able to make it in rhythm and keep this going.”
After Saturday’s loss, the Owls really need to beat Tulsa (2-9, 1-6 The American) next week in Oklahoma to acquire their sixth win and turn bowl eligible.
Hood expected Forehead to have to engage the Knights in combat, who are ranked No. 17 in the Associated Press Leading 25 Poll, in an bad shootout.
Temple took a 10-7 lead by using 13 minutes, 37 mere seconds left in the second fraction after redshirt-junior quarterback Frank Nutile fled pressure and floated your pass to redshirt-senior wideout Keith Kirkwood.
The Knights rapidly responded and Temple by no means led after Kirkwood’s catch. Sophomore qb McKenzie Milton lofted a ball downfield for redshirt-junior wideout Tre’Quan Jones, who beat redshirt-senior defensive back again Mike Jones in protection to make a 41-yard reception.
Four plays in the future, Smith beat Jones throughout coverage again for a 16-yard get at the 2-yard line near the part time. Central Florida ended both the:06 drive with a touchdown run.
Temple’s next four bad possessions were rife together with dysfunction. The Owls threw a interception, lost a fumble, punted and chucked another interception before they finished the second quarter with a field-goal drive.
Nutile’s first of four interceptions Saturday came with 10:33 left within the second quarter. Knights youngster inside linebacker Pat Jasinski undercut a successfully pass intended for redshirt-freshman tight end Kenny Yeboah. With only 21 yards separating these folks from the end zone, the actual Knights scored on a 9-yard touchdown catch by freshman extensive receiver Otis Anderson.
Redshirt-senior outside linebacker Shaquem Griffin forced younger running back Ryquell Armstead to fumble to the second play of Temple’s future drive. The play concluded in a Knights field purpose.
Griffin, who is one-handed and projected being a third-round NFL Draft pick, in addition intercepted a Nutile pass in the finally quarter.
“He’s big enough to be able to show up and play the run, nonetheless he’s also fast enough to fund our slot receiver, the testimony to his general athletic ability,” bothersome coordinator Dave Patenaude said.
Temple’s safeguard forced a punt with A few:14 left in the secondly quarter, but Nutile threw a good interception on the next play. Any 17-yard return by redshirt-junior defensive back again Kyle Gibson led to a touchdown for the next play.
Central Florida played out press coverage well against Temple’s receivers and pressured Nutile to have him moving out of the wallet, coach Geoff Collins said.
The Knights in combat also dropped eight guys into coverage sometimes, your dog added. Army West Position and Navy, the first only two defenses Nutile faced, rely on blitzes heavily and therefore don’t have as many males in coverage.
Nutile addressed the in the locker room after Collins have and apologized for her turnovers, Collins said.
“I just think I produced lot of bad mistakes, awful decisions with the ball, and it’s also very uncharacteristic of me,In Nutile said. “Obviously, I put the crew in a bad situation. The defense experienced great today. It’s hard to help win a game when the quarterback throws four interceptions.”
Nutile played his or her second game against a new ranked team. When he took part in relief on Sept. 11 against South Florida, which is Zero. 23 in the AP Study, he completed 4-of-12 attempts for 57 yards and an interception but happened to be sacked once.
In his first about three starts, Nutile completed 61-of-89 attempts with regard to 803 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. He completed 42.5 percent for his passes on Sunday for 201 yards and two touchdowns.
In a couple of of Temple’s six losses, the actual starting quarterback has carried out less than 50 percent of his / her passes. Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Logan Marchi completed 3-of-13 tries against South Florida and plonked 20-for-41 for 182 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions against Dallas on Sept. 30.
“It’s all to easy to just say, ‘Hey, Nutile had some picks and, you know, the fact that was wrong with that,'” Patenaude said. “It’s a variety of the calls, the protects, the routes and the has. So we’ll go back together with we’ll get it fixed.”
After it has the loss on Senior Morning, Temple has to shift their focus to playing Tulsa. The particular Golden Hurricane have lost three games in a row, but they have a positive turnover margin along with forced South Florida senior quarterback Quinton Flowers to throw a interception on Thursday.
Tulsa only missing to the ranked Bulls by eight points, so Temple can not relax next Saturday.
“I think that we let the seniors straight down today, and that’s going to injure,” Collins said. “But we have a chance to make it right this next weeks time traveling out to Tulsa.”