Temple Crushes Bucknell in Season Opener
The start of college football season has just about everyone hyped and eager about the upcoming season. In the season opener on Saturday, Temple saw a huge victory against Bucknell, with the Owls crushing the Bisons resulting in an astonishing final of 56-12. With key performances from the offense and defense, here are the major takeaways from this weeks game!
In an interview with 6ABCs Ducius Rogers right before the game, head coach Rod Carey said “Anthony, I really appreciate him, because he may come off like ‘not your traditional QB’ in his personality, but you should see his notebook from his meetings. He takes so many notes and he’s such a student of the game – I think that he puts in the work so the game can be really fun for him.” Anthony Russo definitely had fun in Saturday’s game, dominating the field and completing 32 out of his 41 pass attempts for 409 yards and having 4 touchdowns. Three out of the four touchdowns Russo threw were just in the first half, giving the Owls a significant lead of 35-9 at halftime.
In addition to Russo, backup QB Todd Centeio performed well completing 4 of his 5 passes for a total of 98 yards. After taking over as QB, Centeio matched up with wide receiver Travon Williams for an 89-yard touchdown.
Temple’s defensive players delivered in Saturday’s game with safety Daesean Winston having a total of six tackles. LB Shaun Bradley rushed for 9 yards with 3 carries and also had two tackles during the game, with one for loss of yards. LB Chapelle Russell, apart of the core lineman (along with Bradley) according to Coach Carey, had a total of two tackles with one for loss of yards.
As a proud Temple alum, I was ecstatic over Saturday’s game and I can’t wait to see what the team does this season. Temple plays Maryland on September 14th at 12pm on CBSS. Go Owls!