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Preview: Temple @ Connecticut

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On Friday night at 7 pm, the Temple Owls travel to Ct. to face the face the Connecticut Huskies at Rentschler Field. The Owls are 1-2 on the road this season.

The 3-6 Huskies have won all their games at home, as they’re 3-2. They defeated FCS school, the Maine Black Bears, then Virginia and Cincinnati.

The Huskies have lost their past three games. They haven’t won since beating the Bearcats 20-9 on Oct. 8.

PJ Walker (Getty Images)

PJ Walker (Getty Images)

The 6-3 Owls have won their past three games. They have won these games by the score of 106 to 68.

Their last loss came against the Memphis Tigers on Oct. 6, also on ESPN. The Owls lost 34-27 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

The Owls have won their past two meetings against the Huskies. In these two games, the Huskies have only scored 13 points. The Owls scored 63 points.

The Huskies haven’t beat the Owls since Nov. 23, 2013. In that game, the Huskies on 28-21.

Since Nov. 2001, the Owls have won six of the 10 meetings between the two teams.

The Owls are averaging 33.8 points per game. They are also averaging 405 yards per game. The offense is led by PJ Walker, who has 1,990 yards. He also has 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Ryquell Armstead leads the Owls running backs with 674 yards and 11 touchdowns. Keith Kirkwood leads the wide receivers with 420 yards and three touchdowns.

The Huskies are averaging 18.3 points per game and 41.56 yards per contest. The offense is led by Bryant Shirreffs, who has 2,010 yards with seven touchdowns and six interceptions.

Arkeel Newsome has 528 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Noel Thomas leads the receivers with 1,058 yards and three touchdowns.

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