August 28, 2014
Coach: Matt Rhule (2-10 in his first season) Last year: 2-10 (1-7 American) On the web: www.Owlsport.com . Ticket info: 215-204-Tixx. Worth watching: Quarterback P.J. Walker would sure seem like the right place to start. The offense got better when he became the starter midway through last season. But he still made his share of mistakes, as you'd expect. Now he has to take the next progression, since he needs to be the leading part of whatever lies ahead. Sophomore Khalif Herbin, who sat out last season, could be the type of gamebreaker that's desperately needed, both catching passes and returning kicks.
October 4, 2013 |
TEMPLE DIDN'T expect to be 0-4. Not when you schedule FCS Fordham and Idaho. Yet that's where the Owls find themselves. Louisville was supposed to be 4-0. More than a few folks think the Cardinals can get to 12-0. They have some loseable games. This doesn't shape up as one of them. Just in case, they'll tee it up tomorrow at noon in South Philly. Upsets happen. This would go down as one of the biggest. But the Owls won at Virginia Tech in 1998 as just as heavy underdogs. It's one of the two times they've beaten a ranked opponent, in 86 tries.
October 2, 2013 |
MOSCOW, Idaho - While nothing was more glaring than the number of overthrown passes to wide-open receivers in Temple's disappointing, 26-24 loss to formerly winless Idaho on Saturday, quarterback Connor Reilly did connect with diminutive receiver Ryan Alderman for a nice score that at least momentarily kept the Owls' hopes for a victory alive. As the Owls (0-4) tried to erase a two-touchdown lead by Idaho (1-4) in the fourth quarter, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound Alderman split Idaho defenders down the middle of the field, hauled in a throw and turned it into a 51-yard touchdown.
September 30, 2013 |
MOSCOW, Idaho - The Temple Owls had hoped that an extra week of practice resulting from their weekend off would help them make the plays necessary to end their quest for their first win. However, the most crucial plays were made by the Idaho Vandals, specifically from their freshman quarterback, Chad Chalich. Chalich, generously listed at 6 feet, 205 pounds, put on a show, and too often the Owls seemed to be watching as they fell behind early and then fought back before falling, 26-24, Saturday in front of 15,323 at the Kibbie Dome.
September 27, 2013 |
MORE THAN anything right now, Temple could use a win. So could Idaho. Between them they're 0-7. The Owls lost five of their last six a year ago, for a different coach. The win came against an Army team that finished 2-10. Idaho went 1-11, also under the watch of another guy. Its win was against 1-11 New Mexico State. So you get the idea. The Owls will fly across country for the first time since their 2005 opener at Arizona State. That was Bobby Wallace's last season, and they were competing as an independent.
September 27, 2013
Who: Temple at Idaho When: Saturday, 5 p.m. Where: Kibbie Dome, Moscow TV: Altitude (Direct 681) Radio: The Fanatic (97.5-FM) Records: Temple 0-3, Idaho 0-4 History: First meeting. About Temple: Owls had a week off, after losing at home to FCS Fordham by one on a last-second pass . . . They've lost eight of nine going back to last season . . . First-year coach Matt Rhule has made some changes, with some younger guys moving up on the depth chart . . . Junior Connor Reilly, a first-year starter, has had his moments.
September 26, 2013 |
TEMPLE WAS a last-second 29-yard touchdown pass away from beating FCS Fordham, after coming within a couple of plays of beating Houston, which like Fordham is unbeaten. Since close doesn't count, it means the Owls (0-3) and first-year coach Matt Rhule are still winless. So are 13 other FBS teams, including Idaho (0-4), which is in its first season as an independent after spending 8 years in the now-defunct WAC. On Saturday in the other Moscow, one of them will finally get to celebrate.
June 23, 2013 |
HAILEY, Idaho - The yellow ribbons, some tattered, some faded, can be seen long before State Highway 75 spills into this town - home to America's only prisoner of war in its conflict with Afghanistan. They hang from roadside utility poles and in front of homes near the one where Bowe Bergdahl grew up. The ribbons may be the most visible sign that the people of Hailey haven't forgotten the Army sergeant who, four years ago June 30, disappeared from his base in southeastern Afghanistan and was taken captive by the Taliban.
June 15, 2013 |
BOISE, Idaho - A wholesale grocer says America's potato farmers have run an illegal price-fixing cartel for a decade, driving up prices while spying on farmers with satellites and aircraft flyovers to enforce strict limits on how many tubers they can grow. Kansas-based Associated Wholesale Grocers' lawsuit against United Potato Growers of America (UPGA) and two dozen other defendants was shifted this week to U.S. District Court in Idaho, America's top potato state, producing 30 percent of the nation's supply.