Temple (@1.2) vs East Carolina (@4.5)
03-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Temple will win

Temple – East Carolina Match Prediction | 03-10-2019 20:00

But before playing Georgia Tech last week, he was airing it out pretty well, throwing 10 TDs through his first 3 games on 939 yards passing. Jager Gardner, somehow still a sophomore in his fifth season with the team, serves as a nice complimentary piece at running back. What they lacked on the ground, they made up for with the work of freshman back ReMahn Davis, who looks to be a developing star in this offense. Granted, the passing defense of Georgia Tech surpasses what ECU brings to the table, but Temple will look to get their air-attack going again this week, with leading receiver Jadan Blue, along with Brenden Mack and Isaiah Wright, who is also a dangerous return man. Temple QB Anthony Russo is also a second-year starter and like his counterpart, has been a bit errant this season, with six interceptions. His 135 yards and a TD on Saturday were significant for the Owls.

Its hard to ignore the defensive numbers the last two weeks. After giving up 223 rushing yards in a 37-3 win at Charlotte on Oct. Those were the third and fourth games the Owls have held opponents under 80 rushing yards, and they rank eighth in the nation at 91.3 allowed per game. 2, Temple limited Tulane and UCF to 75 combined in a pair of home wins. Theyre one of eight FBS teams to allow three touchdowns or fewer on the ground.

Offensively, the Pirates have been anemic with Holton Ahlers running the offense. The ECU defense is the least of their worries, though. The only quality opponents theyve played thus far have been Navy and NC State. Hes had to difficulties leading this team to points, with only 21.5 points scored per game for 111th in the country. Ahlers has completed just 54.1% of his passes and has passed for 4 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.

The way they underperformed so drastically against Buffalo makes one wonder if Temple has a home/away form variance that exceeds that of the regular team. Its a bit of a difficult road-trip, going from PA to NC against an ECU squad that appears to have a little life in their legs right now, fresh off the mild upset win over Old Dominion on the road. At home, the Owls have looked pretty good, beating Bucknell, the Terrapins, and Georgia Tech.

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East Carolina outgained the Owls 428-135 but lost five of its eight fumbles while Temple didnt lose any of its four in a 20-10 win in Philadelphia. 13, 2014, but were a mess in almost every phase when they visited Temple on Nov. The Pirates (4-3, 2-1) did nearly everything right the last time they faced a Top 25 team, beating No. 17 Virginia Tech 28-21 in Blacksburg on Sept. 1.

The Owls are coming off back-to-back losses, but Geoff Collins has to be pleased with the performance in the second half against Houston after laying a dud in the first half and not showing up for the contest in South Florida. The offense finally showed some signs of life after being nonexistent against the Bulls. They nearly pulled off a second half comeback, but the Cougars defense shut the door on a pair of drives that would have tied the score.

Theyre the kind of team thats going to be in some close games. Ill take the Owls. If they can keep mistakes to a minimum, I see them getting the cover on the road this week. Theyre not going to blow out a team in this spot, but arent likely to see the same happen to them. I just see Temple as being a superior force on both sides of the ball. The Pirates are in a decent spot to make a mark in the conference.

But they ran the ball pretty well, gaining more than 150 yards on the ground. Tykee Ogle-Kellogg led UTSA with 4 catches while Blaze Moorhead had 3 receptions. There werent a lot of highlights as UTSA was clearly outclassed. Sincere McCormick had 87 yards on 12 carries with 2 touchdowns, while Deven Boston had 33 yards. The University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners got beat up pretty good last Saturday at Baylor. It wasnt much of a contest as they lost to the Big 12 opponent 63-14. Quarterback Frank Harris completed 15 of 24 passes for 93 yards.

They ended up losing that game, and Temple had been on a downslide pretty much ever since. It was in 2015 when Temple were playing Notre Dame with a chance at becoming a major contender in the FBS. In any event, Temple did go bowling last year. The Owls havent recovered from that game and havent been too much of a threat since. It didnt go so well in a 56-17 loss to Duke, though.

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