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Owls display different demeanor

Aside from a surprising less-than-stellar defensive performance, Temple didn’t have much to frown about in Wednesday’s 35-31 setback to Ohio.

Owls display different demeanor

Aside from a surprising less-than-stellar defensive performance, Temple didn’t have much to frown about in Wednesday’s 35-31 setback to Ohio.

The Mid-American Conference East Division game was a thriller until the end. The Owls (5-4, 3-3) found a quarterback in Chris Coyer.  And they played with energy and fire.

“I like the way our team competed. I’d say that,” said Temple coach Steve Addazio, whose squad dropped to 0-3 in games decided by four points or less. “We got to find a way to win these games.

“But, it was different. All I can tell you, it was different out there. And I mean that in a positive way coming off a devastating loss.”

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The Owls will look to snap their two-game skid in this upcoming Wednesday’s division matchup against Miami of Ohio (4-5, 3-2) at Lincoln Financial Field.

“Now you got to be able to package [the Ohio performance] and come back next week,” Addazio said. “That’s the tricky part.”

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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