Harris named Big East offensive player of week

Temple tailback Montel Harris was named the Big East offensive player of the week on Monday.

He had 24 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns in the Owls’ 37-28 victory over South Florida Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. He amassed 74 of those yards and both of his touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

His second score, a 35-yard run, gave the Owls (2-2, 1-0 Big East) a nine-point advantage with 1 minute, 3 seconds remaining.

Temple freshman linebacker Tyler Matakevich was named to the Big East weekly honor roll. He had a game- and career-high 15 tackles –including 12 solos – in his first career start.

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