Temple DE Quincy Roche reflects on his big game

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Temple tight end Chris Myarick catches the football against UMass cornerback Lee Moses during the second-quarter on Friday, September 15, 2017 in Philadelphia. YONG KIM / Staff Photographer

Quincy Roche enjoyed a career game, even though it was only the third game of his Temple football career. What is surprising is that Roche says he has had performances like this before at Newtown High in Owings Mills, Maryland.

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound redshirt freshman defensive end had eight tackes, four tackles for loss, including three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Temple’s 29-21 win on Friday over Massachusetts at Lincoln Financial Field.

“I have had games like this but it feels great,” Roche said.

In his first two games, Roche had five tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, including one sack. Yet he said he had a feeling this would be a special game.

“I have the support of the seniors and they all have my back and so it is easy to go out there,” Roche said.

Other defensive leaders

In addition to Roche, junior safety Delvon Randall had nine tackles and one tackle for loss, sophomore linebacker Sam Franklin added eight tackles for loss and senior defensive end Sharif Finch had three tackles for loss, including two sacks.

Temple entered the game with five sacks and added nine against UMass.

 

Temple receives another commitment

Kyle Wright a 6-foot, 210-pound running back from Ben Lippen High in Columbia, S.C., made an oral commitment to Temple on Friday. Wright made the announcement on Twitter.

He is a teammate of another Temple commit, quarterback Trad Beatty. That gives Temple 21 commitments for the Class of 2018. Here is the list

Class of 2018

Eli Clark 6-3, 165 DB Sayreville, NJ

Ronnie Stevenson 6-4, 200 WR Montour, McKees Rock PA

Jean-Paul Rodriguez 6-5, 280 OT Lakewood, NJ

Daesean Winston  6-2, 180 LB Archbishop Spalding, (Severn, MD)

Antonio Colclough 6-5, 212 TE-DE Cardinal Hayes, Bronx, NY

Amir Gillis 5-10, 192 QB-FS Simon Gratz, Philadelphia, PA

Chauncey Moore 5-11, 178 WR-CB Friendship Collegiate Academy, Washington DC

Christian Barmore 6-6, 295 DL Neumann Goretti Philadelphia

Kyle Dobbins 5-10, 195 RB Timber Creek, Erial, NJ

Trad Beatty 6-5, 200 QB Ben Lippen H.S., Columbia, South Carolina

Jayde Pierre 6-2, 325 DT Dominion H.S., Sterling, Virginia

Kadas Reams 6-0, 180 WR New Brunswick H.S. (Milford Academy)

Evan Boozer 6-4, 235 DE Loyola Blakefield H.S. Towson, MD

David Martin-Robinson 6-4 220 ATH Hempfield, H.S. Landisville, PA

Dante Burke 6-3, 233 DL Bishop Sullivan H.S. Virginia Beach, VA

Adam Klein, 6-5, 265, OT Episcopal Academy, PA

Aaron Jarman 6-5, 243 TE-DE North Lenoir, NC

Sean Ryan 6-3, 185 WR Rasmus Hall, Brooklyn, NY

Rondell Bothroyd 6-3, 250 TE-DE E.O. Smith, Storrs, Connecticut

Oskar Andersson 6-5, 290 OL RIG Football Academy, Stockholm, Sweden

Kyle Wright 6-0, 210 Ben Lippen H.S., Columbia South Carolina

Extra points

When Temple senior Austin Jones kicked a 24-yard field goal on the Owls first possession in Friday’s game with Massachusetts, it placed him sixth all-time with 193 points …Temple left guard Jovahn Fair was helped off the field with 7 minutes and 57 seconds left in the first half of Friday’s game with Massachusetts. He was replaced by Adrian Sullivan . Coach Geoff Collins had no update on Fair after the game… Ryquell Armstead, who entered the game averaging 2.8 yards per carry rushed for 91 yards on 17 carries (5.4 avg.) Armstead broke a 56-yard run in the first quarter. His longest gain in the first two games was 17 yards.