Gameday: Navy vs. Temple

The long wait is over! The Navy Midshipmen visit the Temple Owls tonight to open the two teams 2007 football seasons. Here's everything you need to know about the game and more.


Navy

VS.


Temple

GAMEDAY INFORMATION
SiteLincoln Financial Field (67,594) Philadelphia, PA
Date/TimeAug. 31, 2007; 7:30 p.m. (ET)
TelevisionESPNU
Radio 1430 WNAV Annapolis, Md.; WBAL 1090 AM, Baltimore, Md.; WTWP 1500 AM, Washington, D.C.; WFED 1050 AM, Washington, D.C.; WLRT 1490 AMNorfolk, Va.; WTRI 1520 AM, Frederick, Md.; ESPN Radio 1460 AM, Jacksonville, Fla.
Sirius Radio Channel 140
SCHOOL/ TEAM FACTS
.TempleNavy
NicknameOwlsMidshipmen
ColorsCherry and WhiteNavy Blue and Gold
Enrollment24,1944,000
ConferenceMid American Independent
Head CoachAl GoldenPaul Johnson
Coach's record1-11-0 (1-11-0 at Temple)98-34 (36-24 at Navy)
Team record0-00-0
SERIES INFORMATION
Series RecordTU leads, 4-3-0
First Meeting1988, TU 12-7
Last Meeting2006, Navy 42-6
SCHEDULE/RESULTS
Temple
Aug. 31 Navy
Sep. 8 Buffalo
Sep. 15 at Connecticut
Sep. 22 at Bowling Green
Sep. 29 at Army
Oct. 6 Northern Illinois
Oct. 13 at Akron
Oct. 20 Miami (Ohio)
Nov. 2 at Ohio
Nov. 10 Penn State
Nov. 17 Kent State
Nov. 24 at Western Michigan
Navy
Aug. 31 at Temple
Sep. 7 at Rutgers
Sep. 15 Ball State
Sep. 22 Duke
Sep. 29 Air Force
Oct. 13 at Pittsburgh
Oct. 20 Wake Forest
Oct. 27 Delaware
Nov. 3 at Notre Dame
Nov. 10 at North Texas
Nov. 17 Northern Illinois
Dec. 1 Army
PROJECTED Temple STARTERS
OFFENSE

WR 84 Mike Campbell (6-2, 210 Fr.)
LT 57 Darius Morris (6-4, 301 So.)
LG 74 Lloyd Codada (6-3, 307 Fr.)
C 59 Alex Derenthal (6-4, 294 Jr.)
RG 66 Andre Douglas (6-5, 310 Jr.)
RT Jabari Ferguson (6-5, 310 Jr.)
TE 88 Kevin Armstrong (6-3, 250 Jr.)
QB 13 Adam DiMichele (6-1, 185 Jr.)
RB 5 Marcellous Grigsby (5-11, 205 Jr.)
FB 39 Josh Bundy (5-10, 228 Sr.)
WR 15 Dy'Onne Crudup (5-9, 180 So.)
PK 47 Jake Brownell (5-10, 195 So.)
DEFENSE

LE 52 Brian Sanford (6-2, 255 So.)
DT 55 Terrance Banks (6-1, 280 So.)
DT 98 Andre Neblett (6-2, 285 So.)
DE 93 Leyon Azubuike (6-3, 255 R-Jr.)
LB 38 Alex Joseph (6-2, 228 So.)
LB 48 Tommie Weatherspoon (6-2, 235 Jr.)
LB 56 Amara Kamara (6-2, 228 Fr.)
CB 9 Anthony Ferla (5-10, 190 So.)
SS 25 Richard Sheppard (6-0, 200 Jr.)
FS 21 Dominique Harris (6-3, 205 So.)
CB 24 Tommie Williams (5-10, 180 Jr.)
P 49 Jeff Wathne (6-2, 190 Fr.)

Temple Roster

PROJECTED NAVY STARTERS
OFFENSE

WR 80 OJ Washington (5-10, 188 Sr.)
LT 53 Josh Meek (6-1, 274 Sr.)
LG 72 Anthony Gaskins (6-1, 281 Jr.)
C 63 Antron Harper (5-11, 272 Sr.)
RG 74 Ben Gabbard (6-4, 297 Sr.)
RT 75 Andrew McGinn (6-1, 255 Jr.)
WR 89 Tyree Barnes (6-2, 188 Jr.)
SB 28 Zerbin Singleton (5-8, 164 Sr.)
QB 10 Kaipo-N. Kaheaku-E. (5-11, 194 Jr.)
SB 07 Reggie Campbell (5-6, 168 Sr.)
FB 22 Adam Ballard (6-1, 236 Sr.)
PK 19 Matt Harmon (5-10, 182 Jr.)
DEFENSE

LDE 92 Chris Kuhar-Pitters (6-2, 258 Sr.)
NG 99 Nate Frazier (6-3, 285 So.)
RDE 38 Michael Walsh (6-2, 239 Jr.)
OLB 09 Matt Humiston (5-11, 207 Sr.)
OR
OLB 54 Matt Wimsatt (6-1, 216 Sr.)
ILB 44 Clint Sovie (5-11, 201 Jr.)
ILB 55 Irv Spencer (6-0, 238 Sr.)
OLB 54 Matt Wimsatt (6-1, 216 Sr.)
OR
OLB 59 Matt Nechak (6-4, 244 So.)
LCB 18 Rashawn King (6-0, 190 Jr.)
RVR 03 Jesse Iwuji (6-1, 179 So.)
FS17 Jeff Deliz (5-11, 195 Sr.)
RCB 11 Ketric Buffin (5-7, 170 Jr.)
P 35 Kyle Delahooke (6-1, 185 Fr.)
OR
P31 Greg Veteto (6-1, 178 Sr.)

Navy Roster

STATISTICAL COMPARISON (2006)
CategoryNavyTemple
Scoring
Offense
27.5011.36
Scoring
Defense
21.6041.27
Total
Offense
384.60 214.45
Rushing
Offense
324.50 57.36
Passing
Offense
60.10 157.09
Total
Defense
356.00452.18
Rushing
Defense
132.90 227.55
Passing
Defense
223.10 224.64
GOMIDS.COM PREDICTION
Navy 34
Temple 13

RELATED LINKS
Lincoln Financial Field information
Official Temple Site
Scout.com Temple Site
Official Navy Site
Scout.com Navy Site
Philadelphia, PA Weather Forecast

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