The Owls came out ready to play this week against Stony Brook, coasting to an easy win in Philadelphia. Temple did what they were supposed to do in a game like this, getting the shutout 38-0.
The defense manhandled the Seawolves offense all game holding them to 133 total yards, while forcing four turnovers. The offense took care of business scoring early and often on an extremely hot and humid day, wearing down the Seawolves defense.
Phillip Walker bounced back from his bad performance against Army, going 11 of 23 for 124 yards and three touchdowns. Walker and his receivers were on the same page most of this game and he was smart with the ball. With Jahad Thomas out, Temple was forced to use multiple running backs in this game.
No particular player stood out in the backfield, but the team was able to rush for 177 yards and two touchdowns. Keith Kirkwood was a star in the receiving game for the Owls making four catches for 54 yard with two touchdowns. Temple was able to do what they wanted on offense against the Seawolves for most of the game.
Matt Rhule’s defense stepped up after having a disappointing game last week in their season opener. After being shredded on ground by Army they were able to hold Stony Brook to 49 rushing yards on 34 carries. Temple was aggressive and disciplined on defense, easily controlling the game.
Stony Brook did not offer much of a challenge, but this was exactly what Temple needed before they take on the Nittany Lions.