Temple’s offense didn’t get off into a hot start.
Sophomore kicker Aaron Boumerhi missed a 52-yard field goal and redshirt-sophomore quarterback Logan Marchi threw an interception in the Owls’ 1st two drives.
But the offense quickly improved in Temple’s 34-10 victory from East Carolina at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium around Greenville, North Carolina.
Temple (3-3, 1-2 American Athletic Seminar) scored 24 second-quarter points to get its first league game. The Owls must win the majority of their remaining games to get bowl eligibility.
Marchi connected with redshirt-senior extensive receiver Keith Kirkwood on a slant regarding 37 yards midway with the second quarter to move Brow to East Carolina’s 33-yard line.
Six represents later, Marchi rolled to his or her right and threw a good 5-yard touchdown pass to senior citizen wideout Adonis Jennings in the back corner of your end zone. Temple encountered first-and-26 earlier in the drive, even so it marched downfield to take a 10-3 lead.
Marchi reach sophomore wideout Randle Jones for a gain associated with 45 yards late inside second quarter. The play set the Owls up in any red zone. Redshirt-junior fullback Rob Ritrovato chop down into the end zone for the 2-yard touchdown carry two runs later. The score seemed to be Ritrovato’s first-career touchdown.
Marchi completed 19 of 31 attempts for 321 meters, two touchdowns and one interception. It was the first time in Marchi’s career that he dropped for more than 300 yards. Sophomore wideout Isaiah Wright contributed the Owls in receiving together with six catches for 91 yards and a touchdown
Redshirt-junior quarterback Candid Nutile finished the game on Temple’s ultimate drive. He completed each of his pass attempts regarding 23 yards.
Junior safety Delvon Randall intercepted some sort of pass for the second continual week. He jumped Pirates graduate quarterback Thomas Sirk’s successfully pass in the second quarter and returned it for 16 yards. Temple scored five plays later on a 2-yard rushing touchdown by redshirt-junior running to come back David Hood.
Randall entered the day tied for fourth from the American with 40 fights and added five regarding Saturday.
ESPN broadcasters said jr . running back Ryquell Armstead was a “game-time decision” from East Carolina. He only brought the ball four time for three yards against the Angry. Armstead was seen with a wandering boot on his remaining foot on campus regarding Thursday. He was “banged up” earlier this season after Temple’s 49-16 loss to the University of Notre Dame on May. 2.
Hood led the Owls in rushing yards with 106 about 20 carries. Ritrovato had Forty eight rushing yards on Age 14 carries. East Carolina’s defense began Saturday allowing 298.6 rushing yards per game. General, the Owls gained 179 yards on a lawn. Temple entered the day with simply one rushing touchdown on the season.
Temple’s defense held Eastern Carolina to its lowest scoring functionality in East Carolina scored 31 points on Sept. 30 next to South Florida and had 41 points in its win against Burglary in the previous week.
The Owls had 4 sacks against the Pirates, which include two from senior defensive lineman Jacob Martin. Redshirt-freshman defensive lineman Quincy Roche, who potential customers Temple in sacks, grabbed his fifth of the season, plus redshirt-senior defensive lineman Sharif Finch had a sack.
Temple will play against Connecticut on July. 14 at Lincoln Economic Field, where it will be chosen to win for the second week in a row.