By Mary Cunningham
Next up is Penn State!
Temple dominated in a 38-0 win over Stony Brook today on a steamy afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.
The victory over the FCS foe helped Temple (1-1) get some of the bad taste out of its mouth from last week’s season-opening loss to Army and snapped a three-game skid for the Owls dating back to last season.
Stony Brook (1-1) played a mistake-filled game with four turnovers and looked ill prepared for the step up in competition.
After sputtering on the game’s opening possession, Temple’s offense was able to find its footing.
The Owls started their second drive near midfield and got a 36-yard gain on an end-around by wideout Cortrelle Simpson before tailback Ryquell Armstead punched it in from three yards out for the game’s first score.
TU then forced a Stony Brook three-and-out to get the ball right back. A couple of nice catches from tight end Romond Deloatch and runs from freshman Isaiah Wright set up QB Phillip Walker for a five-yard TD dart to Keith Kirkwood.
The Owls didn’t have to wait long to get the ball again, as they forced the Seawolves to fumble the ensuing kickoff. However, Temple came away without points when the offense couldn’t convert on fourth down in the red zone.
Temple safety Sean Chandler made up for the turnover on downs when he snagged an interception on the very next play. Running back Jager Gardner scampered in untouched from four yards out to give the Owls a 21-0 lead and put the game well out of reach.