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Controversial call results in loss

The football team was one foot away from a victory Saturday. But a controversial call on the Owls final offensive play sealed Connecticut’s 22-17 win at Rentschler Field Saturday. Trailing Connecticut (3-0 overall), 22-17 with 40 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Owls (0-3, 0-1 in the Mid-American Conference) had one final shot to win the game on fourth-and-seven from the Huskies’ 12-yard line.…

Rushing to fix the ground attack

The hole for the running backs kept getting larger.And it wasn’t a hole created by the offensive line. The football team’s rushing unit fell into a deficit that grew larger by the quarter Saturday against Buffalo.…

Freshmen open season strong

Daryl Robinson said his stomach, like one might expect, was full of butterflies Friday night. If they remained during the football team’s season-opener, it didn’t show. Robinson was one of several freshmen to have a noticeable impact in the Owls’ 30-19 loss to Navy at Lincoln Financial Field, racing for an 18-yard touchdown.…

Hardin still believes in “Mission Possible”

Wayne Hardin made a bold proclamation last spring.Hardin spearheaded the “Mission Possible” initiative to maximize attendance for the football team’s season-opener against Navy at Lincoln Financial Field Friday. Hardin, 81, has allegiances to both schools.…

Defense switches formation

This is a time of change for the football team. The Owls unveiled new jerseys and helmets earlier this summer. They begin their inaugural Mid-American Conference season Friday. They also have changed their defense.…

Offensive line bulks up

If there’s one player in coach Al Golden’s mind who embodies the envisioned turnaround of Temple’s football program, it’s Alex Derenthal. And if there’s one aspect that might be the key to the offense, it’s the offensive line Derenthal leads.…

Returning players seek revenge vs. Navy

42-6. That was the final score of Temple’s last game, the season finale at Navy last year. This year, that score has been drilled into the heads of the players as they prepare to take on the Midshipmen Friday at Lincoln Financial Field.…

The Owls are slated to finish 6th in the East.

Al Golden’s preached it since the day he became Temple’s 24th coach.The signs hanging in Edberg-Olsen Hall serve as a friendly reminder to any player who somehow missed his message. The football team, 1-11 last season, has its eyes set on winning the Mid-American Conference.…

Taking Control

No more excuses. After two years toiling as an affiliate league member, the football team has finally found a home as a full member of the Mid-American Conference. “It means everything,” coach Al Golden said about the team’s first season in the MAC.…