2017 Temple Owls Football Team
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2017 Temple Owls Football Team
2017 Temple Owls football
Temple T logo.svg
Gasparilla Bowl champion
Gasparilla Bowl, W 28-3 vs. FIU
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
DivisionEast Division
2017 record7-6 (4-4 The American)
Head coachGeoff Collins (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorDave Patenaude (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorTaver Johnson (1st season)
Home stadiumLincoln Financial Field
(Capacity: 69,176)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 6 UCF xy$   8 0         13 0  
No. 21 South Florida   6 2         10 2  
Temple   4 4         7 6  
Cincinnati   2 6         4 8  
UConn   2 6         3 9  
East Carolina   2 6         3 9  
West Division
No. 25 Memphis xy   7 1         10 3  
Houston   5 3         7 5  
Navy   4 4         7 6  
SMU   4 4         7 6  
Tulane   3 5         5 7  
Tulsa   1 7         2 10  
Championship: UCF 62, Memphis 55
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of January 9, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll.

The 2017 Temple Owls football team represented Temple University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Owls were led by first-year head coach Geoff Collins and played their home games at Lincoln Financial Field. They were members of the East Division of the American Athletic Conference. They finished the season 7-6, 4-4 in AAC play to finish in third place in the East Division. They were invited to the Gasparilla Bowl where they defeated FIU.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 23:30 p.m.at Notre Dame*NBCL 16-4977,622
September 93:30 p.m.No. 6 (FCS) Villanova*ESPN3W 16-1335,117
September 157:00 p.m.Massachusetts*
  • Lincoln Financial Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
ESPNUW 29-2122,911
September 217:30 p.m.at No. 21 South FloridaESPNL 7-4324,325
September 3012:00 p.m.Houston
  • Lincoln Financial Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
ESPNUL 13-2024,024
October 712:00 p.m.at East CarolinaESPNUW 34-1031,326
October 1412:00 p.m.UConndagger
  • Lincoln Financial Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
ESPNewsL 24-2829,849
October 2112:00 p.m.at Army*CBSSNL 28-31 OT34,876
November 28:00 p.m.Navy
  • Lincoln Financial Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
ESPNW 34-2626,127
November 107:00 p.m.at CincinnatiESPN2W 35-2422,773
November 1812:00 p.m.No. 14 UCF
  • Lincoln Financial Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
ESPNUL 19-4525,877 
November 254:00 p.m.at TulsaESPNewsW 43-2217,032
December 218:00 p.m.vs. FIU*ESPNW 28-316,363
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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Personnel

Coaching staff

Name Position Joined Staff
Geoff Collins Head Coach 2017
Dave Patenaude Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks 2017
Taver Johnson Defensive Coordinator 2017
Ed Foley Tight ends / Special Teams 2008
Tony Lucas Running backs 2017
Stan Hixon Wide receivers 2017
Chris Wiesehan Offensive Line 2014
Andrew Thacker Linebackers 2017
Jim Panagos Defensive Line 2017
Cory Robinson Defensive backs 2017
Tim Conner Offensive Analyst 2017
Josh Linam Defensive Analyst 2017
David Feeley Head Strength & Conditioning Coach 2017
Adam DiMichele Offensive Quality Control/Recruiting 2014

Roster

2017 Recruiting class

Game summaries

Notre Dame

Overall record Last meeting Result
0-2 2015 Notre Dame, 24-20

Villanova

Overall record Last meeting Result
15-16-2 2012 Temple, 41-10

UMass

Overall record Last meeting Result
1-0 2015 Temple, 25-23

South Florida

Overall record Last meeting Result
2-1 2016 Temple, 46-30

Houston

Overall record Last meeting Result
0-5 2015 Houston, 24-13

East Carolina

Overall record Last meeting Result
6-8 2016 Temple, 37-10

UConn

Overall record Last meeting Result
12-5 2016 Temple, 21-0

Army

Overall record Last meeting Result
7-5 2016 Army, 28-13

Navy

Overall record Last meeting Result
6-6 2016 Temple, 34-10

Cincinnati

Overall record Last meeting Result
11-7-1 2016 Temple, 34-13

UCF

Overall record Last meeting Result
2-2 2016 Temple, 26-25

Tulsa

Overall record Last meeting Result
1-2 2014 Temple, 35-24

FIU-Gasparilla Bowl

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Awards and honors

American Athletic Conference All-Conference Team

  • First Team

Delvon Randall, S

  • Second Team

Brian Carter, OL
Sharif Finch, DL
Jacob Martin, DL

  • Honorable Mention

Sean Chandler, S

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NFL Players

NFL Draft Combine

One Temple player was invited to participate in the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.

# Name POS HT WT Arms Hands 40 Bench Press Vert Jump Broad Jump 3 Cone Drill 20-yd Shuttle Ref
#3 Sean Chandler S 5'10 4/18" 205 lbs 30 6/8" 8 2/8" 4.65 16 34.5 119.0 N/A 4.62 [12]

+ Top performer

2018 NFL Draft

Following the season, the following members of the Temple football team were selected in the 2018 NFL Draft.

In addition to the draft selections above, the following Temple players signed NFL contracts after the draft.

# Name POS HT WT NFL Club Ref
#1 Adonis Jennings WR 6-3 205 lbs Cincinnati Bengals [13]
#3 Sean Chandler DB 6-0 195 lbs New York Giants [14]
#4 Nick Sharga FB 6-2 240 lbs Oakland Raiders [15]
#5 Keith Kirkwood WR 6-3 220 lbs New Orleans Saints [16]
#6 Sharif Finch DL 6-5 250 lbs Tennessee Titans [17]
#10 Mike Jones DB 5-11 187 lbs New York Giants [18]
#53 Leon Johnson OL 6-5 325 lbs Denver Broncos [19]
#79 Cole Boozer OL 6-5 295 lbs Tampa Bay Buccaneers [20]

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References

  1. ^ http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa-17/2017-temple-owls-football-schedule.php
  2. ^ "2017 Temple Football Game Notes: Temple (0-0) vs. Notre Dame (0-0)" (PDF). Temple University Athletics. August 28, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Football Falls to Notre Dame in Season Opener, 49-16". Temple University Athletics. September 2, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Box Score: Temple vs. Notre Dame". Temple University Athletics. September 2, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "2017 Temple Football Game Notes: Villanova (1-0) vs. Temple (0-1)" (PDF). Temple University Athletics. September 5, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Football Downs Villanova, 16-13, in Home Opener". Temple University Athletics. September 9, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Box Score: Villanova vs. Temple". Temple University Athletics. September 9, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "2017 Temple Football Game Notes: Massachusetts (0-3) vs. Temple (1-1)" (PDF). Temple University Athletics. September 12, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "Football Sacks UMass, 29-21". Temple University Athletics. September 15, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "Box Score: Massachusetts vs. Temple". Temple University Athletics. September 15, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ http://www.owlsports.com/news/2017/11/29/football-sends-five-owls-to-all-conference-teams.aspx?path=football
  12. ^ http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/sean-chandler?id=2560152
  13. ^ Cincy Jungle (28 April 2018). "Tweet Number 990365147997855745". Twitter. Retrieved 2018. #Bengals reportedly signing Temple WR Adonis Jennings in undrafted free agency #UDFA
  14. ^ Josh Norris (28 April 2018). "Tweet Number 990361319743344641". Twitter. Retrieved 2018. Temple S Sean Chandler will sign with the #Giants as an UDFA, per source
  15. ^ Nick Sharga [@RealSlimSharga] (28 April 2018). "Beyond blessed and extremely excited to sign with the RAIDERS" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. ^ Ian Rapoport [@RapSheet] (28 April 2018). "Some UDFAs: Yale Matt Oplinger is signing with the #AZCardinals. #Temple WR Keith Kirkwood will be signing with the #Saints" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  17. ^ Paul Kuharsky (29 April 2018). "Tweet Number 990398048034533381". Twitter. Retrieved 2018. Sharif Finch, Temple, edge
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-05-16. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ Temple Football (29 April 2018). "Tweet Number 990396145951301633". Twitter. Retrieved 2018. @HTLJ53 is a prime example of everything that is great about our culture that emphasizes relentless effort, accountability and toughness.
  20. ^ Geoff Collins (29 April 2018). "Tweet Number 990411588955000832". Twitter. Retrieved 2018. CONGRA']['s #NFLdraft @NFLDraft @BOOZclues_ @Buccaneers @ADED_2 @Bengals @RealSlimSharga @RAIDERS ALL are...
  21. ^ "2018 NFL Draft". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2018.



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