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Temple Beats Army for Coach Rhule 1st Win

(Philadelphia PA) On Saturday October 19 from Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia, Its that time of year when all the Alumni come back for one weekend as the Temple Owls took on the Army Black Knights in their Homecoming game. Temple came into game off a loss to Cincinnati last Friday & the owls are still  looking for its 1st win of the 2013 season, on the other side Army comes in off a win over Eastern Michigan

Army On the Toss & deferred to 2nd Half, Temple took its opening drive of game and scored a touchdown when Kenny Harper ran it in from 1 yard out for a early 7-0 lead, Army get the ball & goes 3 & out, late in the 1st QTR, temple drives down the fied which lead to a nice touchdown pass from PJ Walker to Jalen Fitzpatrick that went for 37 yards for a 14-0 lead at the end of 1st QTR, The Temple offence would continue to roll when Walker finds John Christopher from 39 yards out for 20-0 lead. then on the Army drive, Army fumbles the ball & Nate D Smith picked it up and returned it from 19 yards out for another touchdown for 26-0 lead.

Matt Rhule Post Game Press Conference after 33-14 Win over Army

Matt Rhule Post Game Press Conference after 33-14 Win over Army

Temple took a 26-0 lead into halftime. the Same thing would continue in the 2nd half as Temple would add another touchdown when Zaire Williams ran it in from 15 yards out for a 33-0 lead. Army would get touchdowns from Patrick Laird & Kelvin White but it would not be enough as Temple holds on for a 33-14 win & in the process gives Matt Rhule his 1st win as Temple head coach & also received a Gatorade bath to mark the milestone for 1st coaching win.

TV/Radio Call of Nate D Smith Fumble for Touchdown

John Sadak on ESPN3 “The Toss play goes behind the back of its intended target a loose football who has it, the pile is on & picked up by the Owls & Temple take it……… Touchdown Temple, it was Turrentine who was sent the ball but it was Nate D Smith johnny on the spot, the Middle linebacker/D End he can do a bid of anything”

Harry Donahue on TalkRadio 1210 WPHT “1st &10 for Army ball at own 26 yard line, White turns pitches it the ball is out, its fumbled lets see who got it around 23-24, that ball is still out & now picked up by one of the owls & running it in, is it going to hold for a Touchdown, its Nate D Smith……. fumble by Terry Baggett, that ball came out & rolled down his back & Nate D Smith came out of Pile as ball was loose, he picked it up  The officials let the play stand, there was no whistle & Nate D Smith runs it in from about 20 yards out for a Temple Touchdown”

Final Stats:

Temple Owls:
QB PJ Walker: 10-16 for 203 yards, 2 touchdowns with 1 interception, also had 5 rush for 28 yards
RB Zaire Williams: 19 rush attempts for 99 Yards & 1 touchdown
WR: Jalen Fitzpatrick: 4 catches for 128 yards & 1 touchdown

Army Black Knights:
QB: Kelvin White 7-16 for 79 yards, 1 touchdown with 2 interceptions
RB: Larry Dixon had 16 rush attempts for 84 yards
WR: Xavier Moss had 5 catches for 40 yards


Temple Head Coach Matt Rhule on 1st Win as Coach:

Temple LB Nate D Smith on Fumble for Touchdown

Temple WR Jalen Fitzpatrick on Touchdown in 2nd Quarter: