42-0, wow. Over the last couple of weeks the Owls haven’t played their best football. That changed after an impressive performance on Saturday. All facets of the Temple football team showed up.
The Owls saw a change at starting quarterback. Mike Jerardi got the nod at starting quarterback over Chester Stewart. Jerardi went 9/15 for 131 yards and three touchdowns. He did throw two picks.
Temple’s offense got off to a hot start, scoring four touchdowns in their first five possessions.
In my preview, I mentioned that Buffalo struggled against power rushing teams. Both Bernard Pierce and Matt Brown ran for over a 100 yards. Brown saw it 20 times for 109 yards, while Pierce carried it 23 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns.
The Temple defense played very well. Safety Jaiquawn Jarrett continues to show why he may be an NFL Draftee. He keeps improving. The Buffalo offense did not cross midfield until the 7:34 mark of the 3rd quarter.
I don’t want to read too much into this performance because Buffalo really doesn’t match up well against Temple. Nevertheless, it was nice to see Coach Golden get his troops amped up for the game. Temple has four games left, with the last two having huge MAC implications against Ohio and Miami (Oh).
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Written by Adrian Fedkiw
I currently work for the Sports Network. It's the best job ever! I am a 2010 graduate of Temple University where I majored in broadcast journalism, I LOVE SPORTS! That's why I am here. I have a vast knowledge and want to share my athletic intelligence with the world. Some people like to spend their time shooting down aliens in Halo; I like to spend my time watching sports, current and old. It's my passion! I got asked one time how I can watch a game over again when I already know the outcome. 5 minutes later, he's watching Happy Gilmore reciting all of the lines from the movie. Hypocrite! As for my favorite sports teams, I've been a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan. My favorite athlete is Allen Iverson. He didn't like practice that much, but when it came to gametime, no one let it all out on the floor like Iverson. He is absolutely beloved in the city of Brotherly Love. For college athletics, obviously I pay close attention to Temple. (Yes, football too) Even before I stepped foot on Temple's campus for the 1st time in 2005, I was a fan. Oh the good old days of John Chaney! Some other tidbits about myself, I love cheesesteaks, I hydrate myself with Welch's Grape Juice and Snapple. I love the HBO show Entourage. Also, when is Kenny Powers making his much anticipated return in Eastbound and Down!