And he's got one of the most productive pass-catchers in his arsenal, as Keylon Stokes is third in the nation with 765 receiving yards on 44 catches. Now if the Golden Hurricane can only get the ground attack going. "We got to get our run game more established, " Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery told reporters. "I probably gave up on the run a little bit too quick (in the last game), but we got to be better in that area. " Indeed, it wasn't pretty in the loss to Navy, rushing for just 25 yards. And Temple may just be the team to help Tulsa turn that around.
It's nice to be able to be a little less physical with your bodies, to give yourself a chance to heal up. "Tulsa at Temple Kickoff: Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p. m. ET TV: ESPN2Live Stream: fuboTV (Start your free trial)Spread: Tulsa -13Tickets: As low as $91 on SITickets. com* When Tulsa Has the Ball Tulsa's QB is certainly not a first-year guy. Davis Brin is a senior who can sling the ball as well as anyone in the AAC.
Last week against UCF, the Owls' defense allowed a whopping 304 rushing yards as part of an ugly 737-yard surrender. But maybe just chalk that up to the effectiveness of the Knights, who rank second in the nation in rushing offense. Their run game has that tendency to hurt even the top run-stop units. Temple's defense has otherwise been better than most teams in the FBS ranks this fall. And it'll have to be solid again in defending against Brin, who has thrown for 1, 839 yards with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions for the Golden Hurricane. Against Navy, Brin was 20-of-31 passing for 284 yards, while fellow senior Stokes caught seven passes for 152 yards, including a giant 76-yarder. Another bright spot for Tulsa on the game was the leaping, two-handed grab by Malachai Jones.
Tulsa vs. Temple Prediction: AAC Teams Eager to Get Back into the Win Column Meet on Friday NightIt wasn't pretty for the Temple Owls last week. But the future? Well … there's reason to believe with the son of an NFL Hall of Famer at the controls. Quarterback E. J. Warner wasn't the reason Temple got trampled by the UCF Knights 70-13 in Week 7. But Kurt's kid could well be the key to what lies ahead for the Owls, including Friday night's tilt against the incoming Tulsa Golden Hurricane to Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field.
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The sophomore receiver went up between two defenders and caught the ball while falling into the endzone for a first-quarter score. So Tulsa's got good-hands men. When Temple Has the Ball The spotlight is certainly on Warner. He seems to be like dear ol' dad — able to get the job done no matter the pressure. Warner is 86-of-153 passes for 1, 040 yards, with six TDS and six interceptions. Last week, he was 24-of-43 for 234 yards in the lop-sided loss to UCF.
Not bad … especially for a freshman. And especially one behind an offensive line that's been battling injuries. "We can move the ball with a young quarterback, " Drayton told reporters. "We just have to build a consistency, and we'll grow from that. " Senior receiver Jose Barbon has grown quite well into a clutch role for Temple.
Related: College Football Predictions for Every Game in Week 8 "I'm happy people are recognizing E. the person, " Temple head coach told Stan Drayton of the rave reviews being drawn by Warner. "It's great to grow up with a dad with a legacy that way. But E. J., from Day 1, wanted to make a name for himself. " A win over Tulsa would further his cause. While the Golden Hurricane can hardly be considered top opponents, every little step counts in not only Warner's progression but the team's improvement.
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