The P.J. Walker Effect

Posted: August 31, 2014

Since P.J. Walker took over as Temple's starting quarterback in the sixth game of last season, the Owls' scoring output has soared. Here are some comparisons to his eight games under center, compared with the first five games last season:

Before Walker, Connor Reilly had a 2-2 TD-INT ratio in five starts.

Walker's ratio was 22-8.

Before Walker, Temple was outscored by an average of 27.2-15.8 (11.4 margin).

With Walker, that margin flips in Temple's favor to 3.5 (32.1 to 28.6)

Before Walker, Temple did not reach 30 points in five games, including a home game against FCS foe Fordham.

With Walker, Temple has surpassed 30 points five times in eight games.

Before Walker, the Owls were 0-5.

With Walker, the Owls are 3-5.

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