The Owls practiced today, wrapping up their 10th of 15 spring sessions.
The offense showed some explosiveness as junior RB Jahad Thomas
, redshirt-sophomore RB Zaire Williams
and redshirt-freshman RB David Hood
all had touchdown bursts of nearly half the field. Redshirt-junior Samuel Benjamin
, who is playing wide receiver and corner, scored twice including a pass from junior QB P.J. Walker
that traveled 60-yards in the air.
"Sam shows the beauty of maturity….he was in my doghouse for a while but now he does everything right. His natural talent is coming through," said head coach Matt Rhule
. "I think he'll be a weapon. I think the other receivers are doing a nice job but I think Sam's the guy, especially today, who has flashed."
The next practice will take place on Thursday, April 16. The annual Cherry & White Game will kickoff at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, on Chodoff Field at Edberg Olson Hall.
The Cherry & White game will be part of Alumni Weekend on the campus of Temple University
. Fans will have the opportunity to declare their allegiance by choosing Team Cherry or Team White. Fans of each team can display their allegiance by wearing a free t-shirt given to the first 500 fans of each team. At the end of the game, the winning team's fans will get a special prize.
- Gates will open at Noon, and admission is free to the public.
- Get there early for the Street Fair – taking place on Diamond Street (between 10th and 11th) beginning at 11 a.m. – for music, food, clowns, face painters and more!
- Temple Athletics gear will be available for purchase including jerseys, t-shirts and more during the Street Fair! Please note all sales are cash only.
- The first public sale of 2015 Temple Football season tickets will take place on site at the Cherry & White game.
- No chairs of any kind will be allowed inside the gates of the Edberg-Olson Football Complex for the Spring Game. Limited bleacher seating will be available for fans.
| Matt Ioannidis
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