Monday, December 22, 2014

Will Temple snap skid to Ohio?

Ohio University has had Temple's number.

Will Temple snap skid to Ohio?

Ohio University has had Temple's number.

The Bobcats own a 3-1 series advantage after winning the last two meetings. 

Is this the season the Owls snap their skid? Or will Ohio, once again, be an unmovable roadblock in Temple's path to a Mid-American Conference championship?

We will find out in Wednesday's night much-anticipated MAC East Division showdown in Athens, Ohio.

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The Owls (5-3, 3-2) will travel to Peden Stadium with a half-game lead over the Bobcats (5-3, 2-2) atop the division standings. The victor will have the inside track to winning the division and reaching the MAC championship game in Detroit on Dec. 2.

Here's a glimpse of the Temple's results against Ohio (Information provided by Temple athletics):

SERIES INFORMATION

Temple all-time vs. Ohio:              1-3

Temple in games at Temple:         1-1

Temple in games at Ohio:             0-2

First meeting in series:  2007 at Peden Stadium, L, 23-7

Last meeting in series:  2010 at Lincoln Financial Field, L, 31-23

 SERIES HIGHS

Temple Owls                     

                Rushing:               Matt Brown, 25-172, 1 TD (2009)

                Passing:                Mike Gerardi, 28-48-2-311, 2 TD (2010)

                Receiving:             Michael Campbell, 11-131, 2 TD (2010)

 

Ohio Bobcats

                Rushing:               Kalvin McRae, 28-151, 1 TD (2007)

                Passing:               Theo Scott, 17-21-0-324, 3 TD (2009)

                Receiving:             Chris Garrett, 8-82, 0 TD (2008)

 

Year       Site                                 Results                          TU Coach             OU Coach

2007       Peden Stadium               L, 7-23                          Al Golden            Frank Solich

2008       Lincoln Financial Field     W, 14-10                       Al Golden            Frank Solich

2009       Peden Stadium               L, 17-35                        Al Golden            Frank Solich

2010       Lincoln Financial Field     L, 23-31                        Al Golden            Frank Solich

 

 

About this blog
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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