Quincy Roche
Zamani Feelings
21
UMass UMASS 0-4
29
Temple TEM 2-1
Score By Quarters
Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F
UMASS UMass 0 7 7 7 21
TEM Temple 3 13 6 7 29

Game Recap: Football |

Football Sacks UMass, 29-21

PHILADELPHIA – Temple (2-1) took down the UMass Minutemen (0-4) under the Friday night lights, 29-21. Quarterback Logan Marchi finished the day 22 of 37 for 248 yards and three touchdowns, completing passed to 11 different receivers. On the ground, junior RB Ryquell Armstead saw his best game of the season, rushing for 91 yards on 17 carries, averaging 5.4 yards per carry.  The defense amassed nine sacks with redshirt freshman DE Quincy Roche accounting for a career-high three solos.
 
Keys to the Game
> Temple started off fast out of the gate with Armstead picking up 60 yards on the first drive, including a 56-yard rush up the right sideline. The drive ended with an Austin Jones 24-yard field goal to put the Owls on the board, 3-0.
> The Minutemen looked to get on the board, but kicker Michael Schreiner missed a 23-yard field goal on their opening drive.
> The Owls were looking to extend their lead to 6-0, but an Aaron Boumerhi 43-yard field goal was blocked by Isaiah Rodgers.
> Schreiner attempted a 39-yard field goal to tie up the game at three, however kicked it wide left.
> UMass bounced back after QB Andrew Ford found RB Nick Orehoya for a 10-yard score to go ahead 7-6.
> It wasn't long before Temple struck again. Marchi found WR Adonis Jennings for a 30-yard touchdown on a fly route. The Owls took the lead 10-7.
Quincy Roche sacked Ford, forcing a fumble. The Randallstown, Md. native would end up recovering the fumble which would lead to a Marchi 12-yard TD pass to Keith Kirkwood to make it 16-7.
> The Owls continued their unanswered scoring run as Boumerhi booted a 52-yard career long field goal to put Temple up 19-7.
> The Minutemen answered four minutes later as Ford found Jessie Britt for a 20-yard touchdown to cut the deficit to five, 19-14.
> The Owls would add another 10 straight points with another field goal by Jones and a touchdown from Marchi to Isaiah Wright.
> In the waning minutes of the game, UMass marched down the field to cut the Temple lead to 29-21.
> The Minutemen had one final chance after holding the Owls to a three-and-out, but Sharif Finch's second sack of the game ended the threat.
 
Game Notes
> Roche's three sacks is the first time a Temple player had a multi-sack game since DL Praise Martin-Oguike against ECU on Oct. 21, 2016. It is also the first time a Temple player had three sacks in a game since Tyler Matakevich against Penn State on Sept. 5, 2015.
> For the second week in a row, Boumerhi made his career long field goal. This was the longest by a Temple kicker since Brandon McManus hit a 53-yard field goal against Villanova on Sept. 3, 2010.
> Linebackers Sam Franklin and Isaiah Graham-Mobley both registered their first career sacks.
>  Kirkwood and Marshall Ellick both saw season highs in receptions and receiving yards. Kirkwood caught four passes for 64 yards, while Ellick had four catches for 33 yards.
> The nine sacks today are the most by Temple since recording 10 vs. Penn State on Sept. 5, 2015.
> Redshirt freshman TE Kenny Yeboah made his first career start.
> Freshman QB Todd Centeio saw his first career action. The Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. native, went two of two for 20 yards.
 
 
Up Next
> The Owls have a short week as the team will travel to Tampa to take on the No. 22 USF Bulls. The game will kick off on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.
 
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