Temple vs Maryland : The Temple Owls and Maryland Terrapins meet Saturday in college football action at Maryland Stadium. Temple takes on Maryland for the first time since 2012. These teams should play more often because they are within about two hours off of I-95.
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Date : Saturday, 15 September
Maryland vs Temple that will be on the date 15.09.2018 The American Football. The Temple Owls will travel down I-95 for their third of four out-of-conference games when they take on the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday. It will be the ninth meeting between the two programs, and first since 2012.
Dave Lomonico of Terrapin Times, the home of the Terps answered a few questions about how Maryland has looked in their first two games, as well as an update on the weather that’s scheduled to impact most of the East Coast.
The Temple Owls could use a feel good victory here in order to avoid their first 0-3 start since the 2013 season. The Temple Owls have split their last six road games. Frank Nutile is completing 52.4 percent of his passes for 401 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. Nutile has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last seven games.
Branden Mack and Ventell Bryant have combined for 211 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Isaiah Wright has six receptions. The Temple Owls ground game is averaging 80.5 yards per contest, and Ryquell Armstead leads the way with 138 yards on 28 carries. Defensively, Temple is allowing 27.5 points and 416 yards per game. Shaun Bradley leads the Temple Owls with 16 tackles, Quincy Roche has one sack and Sam Franklin has one interception.
Currently, there seems to be a guarded optimism surrounding this Maryland team. For anyone that follows Terps’ football, clearly they had talent, but there was uncertainty how they’d respond in the wake of the allegations surrounding the program; the death of teammate Jordan McNair; and the like. So far, they’ve answered the bell, although it is only two games (and Texas doesn’t look to be as strong as national prognosticators surmised in the preseason). We’ll have a better sense how good this team is once they hit the Big Ten portion of the schedule.
That said, regardless of how Maryland performs from here on out, there’s going to be that white elephant in the room. The players say they’re blocking out the noise, but fact remains their head coach, DJ Durkin, remains on administrative leave. Plus, there are ongoing investigations into McNair’s death. The old adage goes that “winning cures all,” but I’m not sure it can cure everything in this case. Most are aware there will be a fallout of some sort, which is leaving them somewhat leery about the future.
I’m not ready to jump on the the Maryland Terrapins bandwagon, but this team is 2-0 and neither game was at home. Maryland has shown to be very explosive offensively and is getting after the quarterback while creating turnovers on defense. The Temple Owls have done nothing in two games against subpar comp and have had issues holding onto the football. Again, I’m not ready to say Maryland is a good football team capable of covering big numbers at this point, but we have no reason to even consider backing Temple with the way its played its first two games.