By Julie Glass
When Temple takes on AAC for Tulsa at the Linc on Thursday night, the 1-2 Owls will of course try to build on their stunning 35-14 upset at Maryland last Saturday.
And one story line worth watch is:
Who will be the Temple quarterback?
Senior Frank Nutile is Temple’s starter, but he missed the game against Maryland with an undisclosed injury.
In his absence, soph Anthony Russo (above) threw for 228 yards with a touchdown. Russo didn’t light it up, exactly, but it was Temple’s only win of the season and it came against the best opponent the team has faced all year.
If Nutile does end up starting, he will likely be looking over his shoulder a bit. And Tulsa’s secondary isn’t going to make things easy on anybody.
The Golden Hurricane have given up just two passing touchdowns on the season, and their bend-don’t-break mentality could be just enough to frustrate this Owls offense.