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N. Illinois’ Heisman hopeful will dash past Owls

The words ‘Heisman Trophy’ and ‘Temple’ likely don’t belong in the same sentence. But in four days, a frontrunner for college football’s top honor will host the 0-7 Owls. And the chips likely won’t be stacked in Temple’s corner.Enter Northern Illinois running back Garrett Wolfe.…

A defining first drive for Owls

Five games of futility were wiped away on one drive Saturday. The football team struggled mightily through its first five contests of the season. But in one drive – a three-play, 58-yard march that culminated in a touchdown – against Kent State, there was a marked momentum shift between the Owls’ other losses and their 28-17 defeat to the Golden Flashes last weekend.…

Knocked down, not out

Minutes before the football team’s game against Kent State Saturday, coach Al Golden temporarily abandoned his football playbook for a guide of another kind – the Bible. Golden told the Owls that Jesus once asked a lame man if he wanted to walk.…

Struggling offense work in progress

George DeLeone was looking for a new job last fall. With 35 years of college coaching experience, 13 bowl appearances to his teams’ credits and the notoriety for helping construct the successful Syracuse offenses of the 1990s, he knew there would be plenty of suitors.…

Owls’ miscues overwhelming in loss at W. Mich.

For nearly 30 minutes, it looked like the football team was finally clicking. The defense had come up with some big stops, freshman Jason Harper had established a running game and, with one second left in the first half, the offense exited the field following its best drive.Then it all came unraveled.…

At the head of the class

Two seasons ago, wide receiver Mike Holley was at the top of coach Bobby Wallace’s depth chart. Athletically, he was up for the challenge. Academically, he wasn’t. With Holley on the sideline, the football team withstood 21 losses and a coaching change over that two-year span.…