After rough loss in Buffalo, Temple looks to rebound vs. Georgia Tech

Matt Leon
September 23, 2019 - 4:42 pm
 Philadelphia, PA, USA; Temple Owls quarterback Anthony Russo (15) hands off to running back Jager Gardner (21) during the first quarter against the Maryland Terrapinsat Lincoln Financial Field.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After a disappointing loss this past Saturday in their first road game of the season against Buffalo, the Temple Owls will be back home this weekend to host Georgia Tech at the Linc on Saturday.

Temple (2-1) fell to Buffalo 38-22. After scoring the first touchdown of the game to take a 7-0 lead, the Owls allowed 31 straight points to Buffalo and never recovered.

Head coach Rod Carey discussed what doomed the Owls against the Bulls.
"Well, the turnovers," he told KYW Newsradio. "You have four turnovers plus the bad punt snap that leads to seven, that's 21 points on basically five turnovers. You can't do that. I don't how many games you're going to win doing that, if any."

Carey talks about moving on from the loss.

"We got on the film here (Monday) and we watched it," he said. "That's really painful. It's painful as a coach, it's painful as a player to sit there and do that. But you have to watch it and you have to try to learn from that and grow and find out what put you in those places that, you know, this happened and this happened. Then you have to try and correct it. So you've got to know why and then you've got to correct it. I certainly think our guys have done a nice job of that, as tough as it is. Now you close the book on it and you get to the corrections and you get all your attention pointed at Georgia Tech."

The Yellow Jackets will come to town on Saturday 1-2 and fresh off a bye week. Georgia Tech has a new coach this season and he may be familiar to Temple fans — he was the Owls coach last year. 
Geoff Collins is in his first year leading Georgia Tech, and Carey talked about his squad facing its old coach. 

"Certainly there is the element of coach Collins, who recruited a lot of these kids and knows all of them," he said. "But I really think that's more of a story outside of this building than inside of this building. Because the film has our attention."

Saturday's game at the Linc kicks off at 3:30 p.m. 

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