The Temple Owls are set to visit Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina for an AAC clash against the East Carolina Pirates. The Temple Owls come into this matchup with a 3-1 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 24-2. QB Anthony Russo struggled to get anything going through the air for the Owls as he connected on 9 of his 22 pass attempts for 127 yards and an interception. RB Re’Mahn Davis had a big game on the ground for Temple as he compiled 135 rushing yards and 2 TDs in 29 carries.
The Temple Owls had a very good game on the defensive side of the ball as they held the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to 0 points while forcing them into 3 turnovers. Senior LB Shaun Bradley led the way for the Temple Owls with 8 tackles and a pass deflection. Senior safety Benny Walls had a big game from the secondary for the Owls as he compiled 6 tackles, a fumble recovery, and an interception which he returned 65 yards.
The East Carolina Pirates come into this matchup with a 3-2 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Old Dominion Monarchs, 24-21. QB Holton Ahlers struggled to find any consistency through the air as he connected on 8 of his 21 pass attempts for 202 yards, 2 TDs, and 2 interceptions. Sophomore WR Blake Proehl was the top target for Ahlers and the Pirates as he racked up 100 receiving yards and 1 TD.
The East Carolina Pirates were solid on the defensive side of the ball against the Old Dominion Monarchs as they held them to 21 points while forcing 3 turnovers. Senior DL Kendall Futrell had a huge game for the East Carolina Pirates as he racked up a team-high 7 tackles while contributing 3.5 TFL and 3 sacks. Junior DL Chance Purvis was able to get into the Monarchs backfield and contribute 3 TFL. Gerard Stringer and Ja’Quan McMillian racked up interceptions for the East Carolina defense.