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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: WEEK 4 RECAP, WEEK 5 PREVIEW

BY ROCK HOFFMAN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL EDITOR

COLLEGE FOOTBALL EDITOR


Temple, fresh off of a 20-17 upset win over No. 21 Maryland that saw their defense make three goal-line stands and redshirt sophomore defensive Ifeanyi Maihah earn the FootballStories College Player of the Week, is on the road for the first time in 2019. The Owls (2-0) take on Buffalo (1-2). The Bulls took a 10-7 lead into halftime at Penn State in week 2 of the season before falling 45-13.


TEMPLE DEFENSIVE TACKLE IFEANYI MAIJAH WAS THE FOOTBALL STOIRES COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK AFTER THE OWLS UPSET MARYLAND (photo by Jesse Garber)

Temple head coach Rod Carey is impressed with the Bulls line play which includes four starters on the offensive live from last year's team which beat Temple 36-29 at Lincoln Financial Field.


"The o-line and d-line pop off the page," said the Owls first-year coach. "I shared this with [the team], turn on the film of Buffalo, that's what you need to be paying attention to. At Temple, we were not successful last year versus Buffalo. I know it's new teams, new situations but that's still there. If they don't have your attention, they should."


Elsewhere in college football in the Philadelphia region, Penn starts their season at No. 20 Delaware (2-1, 1-0 CAA) which lost to the top ranked team in FCS, North Dakota State 47-22. This marks the first meeting between the Quakers and Blue Hens since 1983 when Delaware won 40-7.


Penn’s Ivy League rival Princeton opens their 2019 campaign at home with Butler (1-1). No. 18 Villanova, who beat Bucknell 45-10, opens CAA play at No. 5 Towson both teams come into the game at 3-0. The Wildcats play opportunistic defense, they’ve scored on defense in all three games so far this season. The Tigers are led by quarterback Tom Flacco, Joe’s brother, who was the CAA Offensive Player of the Year in 2018 and a Walter Payton Award finalist.


Delaware State (1-1) beat Lincoln 58-12. This week, the Hornets host Howard (0-3). Lincoln (0-2) is at Fayetteville State (1-1).


No. 18 West Chester (2-0) beat Gannon last week 48-14. This week they entertain Seton Hill (0-1).


No. 15 Wesley (2-0), coming of off a 4-overtime win over Delaware Valley is a Endicott College (2-0).


The No. 20 Aggies (1-1) look to bounce back from their loss when they host Stevenson (1-1).


Widener (1-1) was stunned in a 43-42 loss at Lycoming. The Pride host FDU-Florham (1-1) in the MAC opener for both teams.


Rowan (0-2) fell to No. 11 Linfield 35-14. The Profs go on the road to Hobart (2-0) looking for their first win of 2019.


Like their NJAC rival Rowan, TCNJ is also 0-2 after a 31-7 loss to Cortland. They’re at St. John Fisher (2-0) this week.


Ursinus improved to 2-0 with a 48-10 win at Gettysburg. It’s an early Homecoming this week for the Bears when they host Juniata (0-2).


Email Rock Hoffman at rock@footballstories.com

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