NCAAF Game Recap - Maryland at Temple
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Clem
41
Syr
6
F
Ala
47
SCar
23
F
ArkSt
0
UGA
55
F
NWSt
14
LSU
65
F
Okla
48
UCLA
14
F
OHSt
51
Ind
10
F
NM
14
ND
66
F
Kent
16
Aub
55
F
Fla
29
KY
21
F
IdSt
0
Utah
31
F
Tex
48
Rice
13
F
Pitt
10
PSU
17
F
Mont
3
Oreg
35
F
Lamar
3
TxAM
62
F
Stan
27
UCF
45
F
AzSt
10
MSU
7
F
Iowa
18
IASt
17
F
WaSt
31
Hou
24
F
MD
17
Temp
20
F
PorSt
10
Boise
45
F
Hawaii
20
Wash
52
F
USC
27
BYU
30
F OT
FlaSt
24
UVA
31
F
UNC
18
Wake
24
F
Kans
48
BC
24
F
K St
31
MisSt
24
F
E Mi
34
Ill
31
F
NCSt
27
WVU
44
F
Furm
17
VaTec
24
F
Chat
0
Tenn
45
F
MiaOH
13
Cin
35
F
Cit
27
GATec
24
F OT
AF
30
Colo
23
F OT
Norf
7
CoCar
46
F
FlAtl
41
Ball
31
F
Akr
24
C Mi
45
F
ECU
10
Navy
42
F
Army
31
UTSA
13
F
OkSt
40
Tuls
21
F
Mem
42
SoAl
6
F
UNLV
14
NW
30
F
GaSo
32
Minn
35
F
SouLA
29
Miss
40
F
Lou
38
W Ky
21
F
ColSt
34
Ark
55
F
B-C
0
MiaFL
63
F
CAPly
7
OreSt
45
F
NorTx
17
Cal
23
F
Idaho
16
Wyo
21
F
LaTec
35
BGSU
7
F
SMiss
47
Troy
42
F
SCSt
16
SoFL
55
F
Buff
17
Lib
35
F
UMass
17
Char
52
F
Ohio
31
Marsh
33
F
GASt
10
WestMI
57
F
Murr
0
Toled
45
F
Web
13
Nev
19
F
TxSt
17
SMU
47
F
Duke
41
MidTN
18
F
UNH
17
FLInt
30
F
SEMO
0
Mizzu
50
F
TxSo
6
ULLaf
77
F
TCU
34
Purd
13
F
MoStU
6
Tul
58
F
SDSU
31
NMSt
10
F
NIU
8
Neb
44
F
TxTch
14
Ariz
28
F

Temple 20, Maryland 17

Sep 14, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(21) Maryland (2-1)

2

0

13

2

17

Temple (2-0)

7

0

6

7

20

Temple's goal-line stands clutch in win over No. 21 Maryland
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:56 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Anthony McFarland was already stuffed at the goal line once by Temple. With the Maryland running back needing inches again to put the Terps ahead, he should have known what was coming.

Shaun Bradley wrapped up McFarland in the backfield for one more clutch hit for Temple's defense. Bradley flexed his muscles, pounded his chest and let loose toward Temple fans howling in delight.

"It was the best feeling ever, man," Bradley said.

Kenny Yeboah had put Temple ahead on a one-handed touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter, and the Owls used two stops at the goal line - Bradley's was one of them - to hold off No. 21 Maryland 20-17 on Saturday.

The Owls (2-0) defeated an unbeaten Maryland team for the second straight season and got coach Rod Carey off to a nice start in his first season on Temple's sideline.

"Everything you're supposed to do to lose a game, we did," Carey said, "yet, we still executed well enough to overcome that."

Minus awful special teams, the Owls were nearly flawless in the fourth quarter.

Yeboah used his outstretched right hand to snag Anthony Russo's pass with 7:27 left in the game to put Temple ahead 20-15, but Maryland wasn't going down easy - and Temple's D pushed back.

The game program cover boy, Bradley stopped McFarland on fourth-and-goal with 3:27 left to seemingly seal the win. But Temple got the ball back and Adam Barry shanked a punt from the end zone to give Maryland first-and-goal at the 10.

Again, the Owls held the Terrapins, and a fourth-down pass was incomplete with 2:14 to go to complete the upset.

"Play the next play. You vs. me," Bradley said. "We're going to win that."

Russo's intentional safety finished off the scoring and completed the win for the seven-point underdogs.

Russo threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns for the Owls. McFarland ran for 132 yards and Josh Jackson threw for 183 yards and was sacked four times for the Terps.

"I'm disappointed in our ability to run the ball inside the goal line area," Maryland coach Michael Locksley said. "Any team that I coach, we're going to be a team that has to have the ability to punch it in."

The Terps (2-1), who had opened with two straight blowout wins, made a series of plays in the third quarter to shake out of a road malaise.

McFarland, who had four touchdowns rushing in his first two games, gave Maryland a 9-7 lead when he scored on a 4-yard run early in the third. That got a rise out of thousands of Maryland fans who had made the 130-mile trek north to watch the Terps try to stay unbeaten.

Then, Jackson hit Tyler Mabry with a 17-yard pass to put Maryland ahead 15-13 - the 2-point conversion was missed.

Temple had its supporters, too, at the home of the Philadelphia Eagles, and the announced crowd of 30,610 wasn't far off the actual mark. It was the biggest home game of the season and the parking lots were stuffed with tailgating fans hungry for a win.

Russo hit Jadan Blue in stride for a 79-yard touchdown in the third quarter for a 13-9 lead, and that gave those Temple fans hope another upset was on the horizon.

"There was a lot of hype around this game," Bradley said. "I don't talk too much on Twitter about it. But I see it. `Maryland was going to do this. How's Temple going to stop this?"'

Bradley and the rest of Temple's defense had all the answers.

THE TAKEAWAY

Maryland flashed one of the more dominant offenses in the nation in the first two games, rolling to a 79-0 win over Howard and 63-20 victory over then-No. 21 Syracuse. The Terps averaged 335.5 yards rushing, the fourth-best average in the country and were best among Big Ten teams.

The Terps' offense dragged in Philadelphia.

Maryland had just 79 yards rushing and two first downs in the first half, its lone score came on a safety. Jackson was sacked three times, McFarland was stuffed on fourth-and-goal and Joseph Petrino was wide left on a 42-yard attempt. Maryland even botched a fake field-goal attempt in the second quarter, and suddenly the Terps seemed to be spiraling toward another upset loss to the Owls.

Temple has been to four straight bowl games with three coaches and Carey could be the latest one to keep the run going.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Terps cracked the Top 25 for the first time since 2013 and hadn't ranked as high as No. 21 since November 2006. So much for that.

UP NEXT

Temple plays Saturday at Buffalo.

Maryland has a week off before Penn State on Sept. 27. "The way we played, the bye couldn't come at a better time," Locksley said.

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Passing

MD Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Jackson 38 15 39.5 1 183 22 1 52.9
T. Pigrome 1 1 100.0 0 -4 0 0 79.2
Temp Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
A. Russo 37 20 54.1 3 277 79 1 94.1

Rushing

MD Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. McFarland Jr. 26 132 5.1 33 1
J. Leake 8 57 7.1 30 0
Temp Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
R. Davis 15 92 6.1 27 0
J. Gardner 16 82 5.1 15 0

Receiving

MD Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Demus Jr. 3 42 14.0 17 0
C. Okonkwo 4 37 9.3 13 0
Temp Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Blue 5 132 26.4 79 1
I. Wright 5 58 11.6 29 1

Fumbles

Temp F FL
J. Gardner 1 1

Returning

MD KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Turner 0 - 0 0 1 55.0 0 55
J. Leake 1 25.0 0 25 0 - 0 0
Temp KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
I. Wright 3 14.7 0 19 0 - 0 0
F. Johnson 0 - 0 0 1 -2.0 0 0

Punting

MD Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Pecorella 5 238 47.6 56
C. Spangler 4 147 36.8 47
Temp Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Barry 7 224 32.0 45

Takeaways

MD Int Yds InTD
C. Campbell 1 0 0
Temp Int Yds InTD
H. Hand 1 7 0

Team Stats Comparison

MD Temp
Points For 17 20
Total Yards 340 427
Rushing Yards 161 150
Passing Yards 179 277
Passing Completions / Attempts 16/39 20/37
Turnovers 1 3
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 3/2
First Downs 19 21
Penalties - Yards 9/88 7/65
Time Of Possession 37:37 23:23
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/21 3/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/6 0/3
Punts - Average Yards 9/43 7/32

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter MD Temp
Temp 3:27 TD Isaiah Wright 29 yd pass from Anthony Russo (Will Mobley kick) 0 7
MD 7:37 SF Team safety 2 7
2nd Quarter MD Temp
No scores this quarter
3rd Quarter MD Temp
MD 6:38 TD Anthony McFarland Jr. 4 yd run (Kareem Montgomery kick) 9 7
Temp 6:57 TD Jadan Blue 79 yd pass from Anthony Russo (failed 2pt pass) 9 13
MD 12:46 TD Tyler Mabry 17 yd pass from Josh Jackson (blocked XP) 15 13
4th Quarter MD Temp
Temp 7:33 TD Kenny Yeboah 7 yd pass from Anthony Russo (Will Mobley kick) 15 20
MD 15:00 SF Team safety 17 20

Game Information

Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 30,610
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