Early in Temple’s week of preparation for Friday’s game, Quincy Roche told youngster safety Delvon Randall that the University involving Massachusetts’ offensive line wouldn’t be capable to block him.
He was correct.
Roche made eight tackles, five of which for loss, throughout Temple’s 29-21 win at Lincoln Financial Field. The redshirt-freshman defensive lineman sacked Massachusetts redshirt-junior quarterback Andrew Ford 3x. He frequently matched up versus UMass sophomore Ray Thomas-Ishman, Sr., a 350-pound lineman.
“Quincy is a great player, but that effectiveness today, it shocked everyone,” redshirt-senior cornerback Mike Jones explained. “He makes a lot of plays used, but that was a big-time point for him to make those plays.”
Roche recorded the Owls’ initially three-sack performance since former linebacker Tyler Matakevich fell Christian Hackenberg three times in Temple’s gain against Penn State in
After the actual Owls allowed 47 yards with third-down plays on the Minutemen’s first drive, Temple responded with a few consecutive tackles for decline on UMass’ second drive. Roche begun the sequence by sacking Ford as well as taking down sophomore running backside Bilal Ally for a 1-yard loss.
UMass started off a drive looking for missed first-half points after falling regarding by three with one minute and four seconds left during the second quarter. Roche sacked Ford plus forced a fumble on the initially play. After the ball rebounded around momentarily, Roche fell upon it to set up the Owls’ offense in the red zone.
UMass had an opportunity to credit score before halftime and receive the second-half start. Instead, the play made it simpler for the Owls score their minute touchdown in a 54-second span.
The Minutemen entered Friday’s game with 63 1st downs. Nearly two-thirds of them came about pass plays. Roche said the c’s anticipated that Massachusetts could feature the passing match.
Through its first two games, Temple’s immunity had a havoc rate : a measure of the percentage of runs where a tackle for deprivation, forced fumble or pass shield occurred – of Of sixteen.6 percent, which was just below a Football Bowl Subdivision typical.
With nine sacks, three pushed fumbles and three pass breakups, the Owls had a havoc amount of 20.8 percent on Friday. Eleven protective linemen rotated in and out of the game therefore the team would have fresh complete rushers. Coach Geoff Collins said Temple used twists and instantly rushes and other methods to rush Ford.
“Our goals on safety this week were to get following quarterback,” said person defensive lineman Jacob Martin, who possessed three tackles and a carrier. “That was out of the D-ends’ rush and letting the inside guys play some games on the inside. …We’re challenged early in the week to have over the game, and I believe most of us took the game over for dinner.”
Temple’s nine sacks on Feb 5th was its highest comprehensive since the 10 it captured in against Penn State.
The Owls’ next challenge is on the road Thursday night against South Florida, the No. 22 ranked team in the Linked Press Top 25 plus preseason conference favorite. The Bulls placed a new school record towards an FBS opponent on Saturday with 680 yards against the Institution of Illinois.
Bulls senior Quinton Bouquets is a dual-threat quarterback. He ran for more than 100 yards throughout eight different games previous season and threw pertaining to 250 or more yards 4x.
Flowers’ offensive line has allowed force, though, so far this season. The actual Bulls are tied for 98th during sacks allowed per activity. Pressuring Flowers will be key in the event that Temple is to pull off some sort of upset in its American Casual Conference opener.
“They’re a very good team [with] a lot of explosive guys, having said that i think we have some great folks on defense that can complement with those guys, too,” Martin said.