Navy Football Game At Temple To Kick At 1:00 PM And Will Be Broadcast On ESPN3
ANNAPOLIS, Md.–The American Athletic Conference and Temple University announced today that Navy’s football game at Temple on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Lincoln Financial Field will kick at 1 PM and will be broadcast on ESPN3. Navy is 11-0 all-time at Lincoln Financial Field (10-0 against Army, 1-0 against Temple) and with the addition of the Temple game all 12 of Navy’s regular season football games will be broadcast on either CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPNEWS or ESPN3. Including this year, Navy will have had 93-consecutive football games broadcast on either a major network or ESPN3. The last Navy football game not to be broadcast was in 2007, when Navy defeated North Texas 74-62 in the highest scoring regulation football game in FBS history.
The Navy football team finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record, won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualified for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, won a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history and defeated Army for a series-record 12th-consecutive year. The 2013 team is just the fifth in Navy’s 132-year history of playing football to win at least nine games in a season, beat Army and win a bowl game joining the 1957, 1978, 2004 and 2009 squads.
Navy kicks off the 2014 campaign on August 30th against national title contender Ohio State. The team reports for camp onWednesday, July 30, the first practice is Thursday, July 31 and Media Day/Fan Fest is Saturday, August 2.
Season and single-game tickets are still on sale by going to navysports.com (click on this link for the direct link: http://bit.ly/LNw2FX), by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or at the ticket office in Ricketts Hall. Navy has sold out its allotment of Army-Navy tickets.
BENIMON SCORES CAREER-HIGH 32 TO LEAD TIGERS PAST TEMPLE, 75-69 Towson improves to 3-0 for the first time since 1972
TOWSON, Md. – Senior Jerrelle Benimon scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Towson (3-0) to a 75-69 come-from-behind win over Temple (1-2) before more than 3,500 fans at SECU Arena on Thursday night.
With the win, the Tigers started the season with a 3-0 record for the first time since 1972.
Benimon posted the third 30-plus point scoring game of his career, with two of the three coming against Temple. Senior Marcus Damas joined him in double figures with 16 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double since Nov. 26, 2011.
Trailing by 53-45 with 11 minutes remaining, the Tigers went on a 7-0 run to take a 57-56 lead at the 7:01 mark on a steal and breakaway layup by Damas.
With 4:32 remaining, sophomore Timajh Parker-Rivera grabbed a rebound, scored on a putback, was fouled and hit a free throw to give the Tigers a 62-60 lead which they never relinquished. A jumper by senior Rafriel Guthrie and rebound layup by Benimon with 3:04 remaining gave Towson its largest lead of the game at 66-60.
With 1:13 to play, Quenton DeCosey nailed a three-point jumper for Temple, cutting the lead to 68-65.
Damas made one of two free throws with 24 seconds remaining to give Towson a 69-65 lead. Anthony Lee made a pair of free throws for Temple to cut the lead to 69-67.
After Four McGlynn made two free throws to give Towson a 71-67 advantage, Lee scored on a tip-in with 14 seconds remaining to pull the Owls to within 71-69.
Benimon was fouled almost immediately and he made two free throws for a 73-69 advantage. With five seconds remaining, Guthrie made a pair of free throws to clinch the 75-69 victory.
Benimon, who scored 21 points in the second half, made 11 of 24 shots from the floor and eight of 10 free throws. Towson owned a 47-37 rebounding advantage with senior Mike Burwell grabbing eight and freshman Walter Foster corralling seven.
The Tigers also forced 16 turnovers while only committing seven.
Lee led Temple with 20 points and nine rebounds.
The Tigers return to action on Sunday at Villanova. The game can be seen live on FoxSports1 at 5 p.m.
TOWSON CONCLUDES HOMESTAND AGAINST TEMPLE ON THURSDAY Tigers take on Owls at 7:30 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network
TOWSON, Md. – The Towson men’s basketball team will look to start the season 3-0 for the first time since 1972 as the Tigers host Temple at SECU Arena on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
The game can be seen live nationally on the NBC Sports Network with Mike Corey and Ron Thompson on the call.
Fans can also listen to the game on the Towson Sports Network (TSN) with Spiro Morekas and Vince Angotti calling the action.
Towson (2-0) has won its first two games to start a season for the first time since 2006. With a 72-45 victory over Navy last Friday and a 95-75 win against Morgan State on Tuesday, the Tigers have defeated both of their first two opponents by at least 20 points for the first time since 1972.
Towson’s combined 167 points scored through two games are the most to begin a year since the 1991-92 season, when the Tigers scored a total of 171 points against Colorado and North Carolina.
Senior Rafriel Guthrie leads the Tigers in scoring, averaging 18 points per game off the bench. Preseason Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year Jerrelle Benimon is averaging 13.5 points and 15.5 rebounds per game. The forward also leads Towson with 10 assists, including a career-high six dimes against Morgan State.
Temple has advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last three years. The Owls reached the third round last year before falling to the East Region’s top-seeded Indiana Hoosiers.
The Owls (1-1) opened their 2013-14 campaign with a 78-73 win at Penn before falling to Kent State, 81-77, in their home opener on Monday. Junior guard Will Cummings paces Temple with 17.5 points per game, while junior forward Anthony Lee averages a double-double with 14 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.
Temple has won all three meetings between the squads, including a 72-61 victory at the Liacouras Center last season. Benimon tallied 30 points on 14-for-22 shooting and grabbed 18 rebounds against the Owls in the loss. Temple has won the only meeting between the teams at Towson, a 75-70 victory over the Tigers in 2006.
TOWSON MEN’S BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES TELEVISION SCHEDULE Tigers to be Featured on TV 16 Times During the 2013-14 Regular Season
BALTIMORE, Md. – The Towson University men’s basketball team, which has been selected as the Colonial Athletic Association preseason favorite, will play 16 televised games, including four nationally on the NBC Sports Network, during the 2013-14 season.
Towson’s home game against Temple on Thursday, Nov. 14 will be the first appearance for the Tigers on the NBC Sports Network. Towson’s road game at College of Charleston (Jan. 19) and home games against Drexel (Feb. 1) and Delaware (Feb. 17) will also air on the NBC Sports network.
The Tigers’ game at Villanova (Nov. 17) can be seen on Fox Sports 1, the contest at Kansas (Nov. 22) will be shown on ESPN3 and Towson’s return trip to Oregon State will be broadcast on the Pac 12 Network.
Additionally, the Tigers can be seen on Comcast SportsNet regional networks on nine different occasions. The Comcast SportsNets (CSN Mid-Atlantic, CSN Philadelphia, CSN New England), CSS and The Comcast Network, providing tremendous exposure in many of the nation’s largest media markets. Comcast SportsNet, SportsNet New York and CSS will once again televise the quarterfinals of the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship.
The NBC Sports Network, which is available in over 80 million homes, will also broadcast the semifinals and finals of the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship.
TOWSON CONCLUDES 10-GAME ROAD SWING AT TEMPLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT Tigers Seeking .500 Record During Season-Opening Road Trip
PHILADELPHIA Pa. – The Towson men’s basketball team will conclude its 10-game road swing on Wednesday as the Tigers travel to the Liacouras Center to take on the Temple Owls.
The game is set to tip at 7 p.m.
The Tigers (4-5) are coming off two of their best efforts of the season last week as they defeated defending America East champions Vermont (68-64) on Wednesday before narrowly falling at No. 15 Georgetown (46-40) on Saturday.
Junior forward Jerrelle Benimon was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week yesterday after averaging 20.0 points and 13.0 rebounds in those contests. Benimon has registered a double-double in five of his last seven games.
Freshman guard Jerome Hairston (9.8 ppg) is second on the team in scoring and tops the team in assists (23) and steals (19). Junior guard Mike Burwell (9.2 ppg), junior forward Marcus Damas (8.3 ppg) and graduate student Bilal Dixon (7.1 ppg, 6.8 rpg) round out the Tiger starters.
Temple (6-1) is coming off its first loss of the season, a 90-67 setback against No. 2 Duke.
The Owls, under the direction of seventh-year head coach Fran Dunphy, are led be the play of senior guards Scootie Randall (15.1 pgg) and Khalif Wyatt. Besides topping the team in scoring, Randall also leads Temple in rebounding (7.1 rpg.), three-pointers (15) and minutes played (35.7 mpg). Wyatt (13.9 ppg) paces the Owls and ranks sixth in the Atlantic 10 Conference in assists, averaging 4.6 per game.
Temple has won both all-time meetings against Towson, with the squad’s last meeting on Dec. 6, 2007 in Philadelphia.
Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Football Players of the Week
Wake Forest’s Price, Campanaro, and Hazime headline honorees for performance against North Carolina
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Wake Forest quarterback Tanner Price, receiver Michael Campanaro, and defensive end Hasan Hazime headline a list of eight players named as the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week, announced by the conference on Tuesday. Price threw for a career-high 327 yards, Campanaro caught a career-high 13 passes for 164 yards, and Hazime had five tackles in the Demon Deacons’ 28-27 win over North Carolina.
Freshman quarterback Perry Hills led the Terrapins to a 36-27 win at Temple and was recognized as the Rookie of the Week.
Two Virginia Cavaliers were recognized for their performance in the 17-16 victory over Penn State. Steve Greer tallied a career-high 15 tackles to be named the Linebacker of the Week, and senior Oday Aboushi, who had 12 knockdown blocks, was named the Offensive Lineman of the Week.
Clemson’s Spencer Benton connected on a 61-yard field goal to set a new ACC record and was named the Specialist of the Week. NC State’s Earl Wolff, the Defensive Back of the Week, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble to help the Wolfpack win at Connecticut.
OFFENSIVE BACK – Tanner Price, Wake Forest, Jr., QB, 6-2, 205, Austin, Tex.
Price completed 27 of 38 passes for 327 yards in Wake Forest’s 28-27 win over North Carolina on Sept. 8. Price also carried seven times for 5 yards and rushed for a pair of touchdowns. Price’s 327 yards represented a career-high in passing yards and the two rushing touchdowns were also a career-best. Trailing 27-21 with 6:36 to play in the game, Price led Wake Forest on an 11-play, 93-yard drive for the game-winning touchdown. On the drive, Price completed five of seven passes for 67 yards and carried three times for 5 yards including the game-winning 1-yard TD plunge.
Senior offensive tackle Oday Aboushi had another solid day, grading out at 92 percent on 65 plays. He had 12 knockdown blocks against the Penn State front seven.
RECEIVER – Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest, Jr., WR, 5-11, 195, Clarksville, Md.
Campanaro caught a career-high 13 passes for a career-high 164 yards in Wake Forest’s 28-27 win over North Carolina on Saturday. Campanaro had nine catches for 108 yards in the first half as Wake Forest built a 21-14 halftime lead. He had four catches for 56 yards in the second half, including one 15-yard reception on the game-winning drive. Campanaro’s 13 receptions were two shy of the school record and the most ever by a Deacon versus the Tar Heels.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN – Hasan Hazime, Wake Forest, Sr., DE, 6-5, 270, Pickering, Ontario
Hazime had five tackles including three solos and two assists versus North Carolina. A fifth-year transfer from Akron, Hazime made his first career start for Wake Forest on Saturday, filling in for an injured DE Zach Thompson. Hazime had a sack of North Carolina QB Bryn Renner, forcing a fumble which he then recovered, settingup Wake Forest’s go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter. Hazime also broke up a team-high two pass attempts by the Tar Heels.
Greer had the best game of his career in Virginia’s 17-16 victory against Penn State. Greer registered a career-high 15 tackles and tied his career high with two sacks. He finished the game with 2.5 tackles for loss. Greer was part of a Cavalier defense that rose up and kept the Nittany Lions out of the end zone and forced them to attempt field goals, which they converted just 1 of 5. The Virginia defense held Penn State to just -14 total yards and 3 total points following four Cavalier turnovers during the game. Three of those turnovers came inside the Virginia 25-yard line and the fourth was at the 38-yard line. Penn State managed just 2.9 yards per play during the game.
Wolff tallied seven stops (including five first hits or solos) in the 10-7 road win over UConn, even though he played just three quarters after leaving with an injury. He picked off the fifth pass of his career in the second half with UConn driving when Wolff caught the interception at midfield and returned it 16 yards. The senior made perhaps the biggest play of the game on defense in the third quarter when he recovered a fumble that Brandan Bishop forced with NC State leading 3-0. That gave the Pack the ball at the UConn 41 and three plays later, State scored its only touchdown of the afternoon.
Benton kicked an ACC record 61-yard field goal in Clemson’s 52-27 victory over Ball State. The 61-yard field goal broke the previous Clemson record by four yards and broke the previous ACC record by a yard. It was just the fourth field goal of 60 yards or more at the FBS level this century (The fifth was kicked later in the afternoon by Andrew Furney of Washington State against Eastern Washington, a 60-yarder). In addition to his record setting field goal, Benton kicked off five times with four resulting in touchbacks. He also had a 43-yard average on two punts, both of which pinned Ball State inside its own 20. He also held on Clemson place kicks, except for his 61-yard attempt.
ROOKIE – Perry Hills, Maryland, Fr., QB, 6-3, 205, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hills, who last week became the first freshman to start a season opener for Maryland since Calvin McCall in 1999, had an excellent outing in the 36-27 win against Temple. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native went 11 of 21 for 190 yards and two touchdowns, and also ran for a touchdown. He also made several momentum-changing plays on third down: he ran for an 11-yard TD on third-and-goal after a low snap that hit the ground; he hit Marcus Leak for a 39-yard gain on third-and-17 in the third quarter; and finally, hooked up with Stefon Diggs down the sideline for 38 yards on a third-and-11 with under 4:00 left and Maryland clinging to a 29-27 lead. In all, Hills led Maryland on six scoring drives (four touchdowns, two field goals) in its 36-27 win over Temple.
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Ryan Chell and I made the drive up to Filthy Saturday, and I will admit I expected much worse than what I got.
As Darren Pang would say, “holy jumpin’!” Perry Hills wasn’t great-but he made some nice throws. Marcus Leak was fantastic, and Stefon Diggs more than made up for an earlier fumble with that spectacular catch you saw there at the end of the game.
Most of us would have settled for just not giving up 12 rushing touchdowns like it felt like they did a year ago against the Owls. Instead we got Randy Edsall’s first EVER road win.
While I was in the “Illadelph” (to quote The Roots), I had a tasty chicken cheesesteak and a pretzel. I did not however get to stop at the place The Nasty One recommended, “Talk of the Town” for one of their steaks.
Anything anybody can tell me about this place?
I was a little disappointed we didn’t bump into Temple fan and friend of “The Reality Check” Bill Cosby at the game, but apparently he was busy looking dapper at UMass…
The Jets didn’t just look BAD in the preseason, they looked like one of the worst teams in the history of football. They scored one offensive touchdown. They looked to have the offensive ineptitude of a JV football team, but at one of those schools where they only have like 300 students so the JV team is mostly made up of girls and kids that thought they were trying out for badminton.
And then, this.
I’m not as baffled as you. I’m significantly more baffled. I had sort of assumed the Jets were just going to panic and line Tim Tebow up at every position to try to set some sort of bizarre record because they cared so little about winning.
What the eff? I PICKED THE JETS TO WIN?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!!?
Heh. I knew it all along. And you doubted.
Here’s what Thurman Thomas thought about the Bills’ effort…
But other than that I hear he enjoyed it. Before we move on, here’s Bills TE Scott Chandler knocking down Rex Ryan…
Here’s Antonio Cromartie flipping into the endzone…
And after the game Bart Scott announced a media boycott. Who says he didn’t learn anything from Ed Reed while in Charm City?
For like five seconds as it was storming in New Jersey Saturday there was a thought Syracuse could hang with USC. Nope.
There was a bit of a weather issue in the New York area Saturday (hell…in the Baltimore area too). You might have noticed it if you were watching the U.S. Open semifinal between Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych…
You know how good Calvin Johnson is? He had over 100 yards receiving Sunday and NO ONE noticed. No one except Matthew Stafford of course, who needed somewhere to throw the ball to help move past his THREE interceptions…
What you missed in that highlight package? Cortland Finnegan chucked an ear pad from Megatron’s helmet to the Rams’ sideline. Dirty? Clever? Rhubarb?
Here’s a picture that shows the Lions cost Floyd Mayweather $100,000 during the first half of the game…
Meanwhile…in the Windy City…the Brandon Marshall experiment is working thus far. Who would have ever thought a tall receiver would be something a NFL team would actually want?
And if I were to ask you, “who is the longest tenured player in Chicago Bears history?”, what would your answer be?
Would your answer have been this?
That’s LS Patrick Mannelly, who began his 15th season with the Bears today.
Kicking Off: Maryland held on to beat Temple 36-27 to improve to 2-0 on the season … quarterback Perry Hills went 11 of 21 for 190 yards, two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown … running back Justus Pickett ran for 69 yards and a touchdown, and Stefon Diggs had 135 all-purpose yards on nine touches … the defense forced two early turnovers and was once again tough against the run, holding Temple to 52 yards on 39 carries.
Forced Turnovers Set Tone: Maryland’s defense set the tone right away by forcing a fumble on Temple’s first offensive play of the game. Joe Vellano forced the fumble by running back Matt Brown, and Demetrius Hartsfield recovered it. Then, on Temple’s second drive, Cole Farrand forced a fumble on third down that A.J. Francis recovered.
Defense Locks Down: The Terps held Temple to just 34 total yards and two first downs in the first half. Temple had just 28 rushing yards on 22 carries (1.3 ypc) and six passing yards as Maryland won the time of possession battle 16:21 to 13:39. The second half was more of the same as the Owls had just 24 rushing yards on 17 carries. For the game, Temple had just 52 rushing yards on 39 carries (1.3 ypc).
Leak Steps Up: Sophomore receiver Marcus Leak had three receptions for 90 yards, and two of them were big plays. Leak had a 32-yard TD reception to give Maryland a 17-3 lead in the second quarter; he also had a big momentum play in the third quarter. On a third-and-17, Leak caught a jump ball from Hills for a 39-yard reception, and Maryland went on to kick a field goal on the drive. The catch came right after Temple scored a TD as a result of a Maryland turnover right after halftime.
Showing Improvement on Offense: Maryland showed improvement on offense in week two of the season. The Terps’ 12 first downs in the first half nearly matched their total of 13 in game one against William & Mary. Maryland finished with 334 yards of total offense and 19 first downs.
Diggs’ Drive: Maryland’s first touchdown drive came in large part due to the efforts of Stefon Diggs. The freshman set up the drive with a 27-yard punt return that gave Maryland the ball at the their own 43. He then had a 12-yard rush and a 12-yard reception before Perry Hills hit Matt Furstenburg in the end zone on a beautiful pass for a 22-yard touchdown.
More Diggs: Despite a fumble on a punt in the fourth quarter, Diggs had a solid all-around game. He had nine touches for 135 yards, an average of 15 yards per touch (3 receptions for 59 yards, 2 rushes for 17 yards, 3 punt returns for 34 yards, 1 kickoff return for 25 yards). Diggs also had a 38-yard catch on third down with under 4:00 left in the game that setup a touchdown and helped preserve the win.
Safety: Maryland got its first safety in exactly five years when Temple’s center snapped it over the head of QB Chris Coyer and into the end zone in the second quarter. The Terps’ last safety came against FIU on Sept. 8, 2007.
Turnovers: The Terps were able to hold on to win despite losing the turnover battle for the second straight week. Maryland had four fumbles lost, while Temple lost two fumbles and threw an interception.
Tidbits: Brad Craddock’s 45-yard field goal in the first quarter was the first of his career … Perry Hills’ 22-yard TD pass to Matt Furstenburg early in the second quarter was the first of his career … Maryland’s 23 points in second quarter its most in one quarter since they had 28 on 10/30/10 vs. Wake Forest … when Temple QB Chris Coyer hit C.J. Hammond for a 62-yard touchdown in the third quarter, it represented the first points Maryland’s defense allowed this season that didn’t come off turnovers … with 73 all-purpose yards Justus Pickett surpassed 1,000 career all-purpose yards … the Terps finished with three sacks and seven tackles for loss … Cole Farrand had a game-high six tackles … A.J. Francis had a blocked field goal, sack and fumble recovery.