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Defense king on Homecoming

The football team’s defense has a motto before every third down play: Get off the field, get off the field. Against Northern Illinois Saturday, that motto was nearly perfect as the Owls beat the Huskies, 16-15, on Homecoming.…

Nothing special about special teams

What else can go wrong? The football team’s special teams unit seems to be asking that question every time it steps on the field. Penalties, fumbles, missed kicks, missed blocks and missed tackles have all combined to make special teams a bit of an adventure this season for the Owls, who fell to 0-5 Saturday, courtesy of a 37-21 defeat by Army.…

Face of a leader

Perseverance is an attribute that is engrained in defensive end Leyon Azubuike’s family. Forty years ago, Azubuike’s father, Ifeanyi, was a soldier for the Bianfran Army during the Nigerian Civil War, which lasted from July 6, 1967 to Jan.…

Deja-vu

Each game, Adam DiMichele inscribes a message on his wristband. Sometimes it’s religious. Other times it’s not. But it’s always inspirational. Against Northern Illinois Saturday, the Temple quarterback wrote “Be their leader.” He was.…

Falcons fly away in second half

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – No upset this time. The football team couldn’t repeat the performance that led to last October’s 28-14 win over Bowling Green – Temple’s only victory of the 2006 season.…