Injuries limit Temple's practice time for UConn

Posted: September 15, 2010

Temple's unbeaten football team practiced in pads yesterday, probably the only time it'll do so in the 8 days between a win over Central Michigan and Saturday's game against Connecticut (1-1) in South Philly.

"We've been real banged up," said coach Al Golden, whose Owls are 2-0 for the first time since 1981. "We're just trying to get them healthy. We were only out there for about an hour-and-45 [minutes]. We'll see how we come out of it."

Offensive lineman Wayne Tribue won't play against the Huskies. But it looks "favorable" that defensive back Kevin Kroboth, linebacker Jordan Martin and running back Bernard Pierce will.

Pierce, who hasn't started yet, injured his left hand in the second half against CMU and didn't return. He's the Owls' leading rusher, with 132 yards on 30 carries.

"Everybody keeps asking me about medical stuff," Golden said. "You know I'm not going to answer it. I've already answered too much. I don't believe in using the medical report as an excuse.

"We won the game the other night, by the way, without a lot of those guys. If they can't play, they can't play. That's it."

-Mike Kern

|
|
|
|
|