Washington's favorite receiver is senior Zamir Abdul-Hak Cobb, the 2nd leading receiver in the Big East conference this season. Cobb has 62 receptions for 728 yards and 5 TD's this season. Another top receiving target is junior Phil Goodman. Goodman has 41 catches for 589 yards and 4 TD's this season. His 6-3, 215 lb. frame causes matchup problems in the secondary. Owls senior RB Makonnen Fenton is another talented athlete. He has 328 yards on 77 carries for a 4.3 yards per carry average. Fenton has been catching the ball also and has registered 19 catches for 105 yards and 1 TD out of the backfield.
On defense, the Owls are led by sophomore Rian Wallace, who is No. 2 in the conference for tackles with an average of 12.3 per game. Wallace also ranks No. 2 in the conference for tackles for a loss with 14.5 on the season. Strong safety Konte Sadeke and junior defensive end Christi Dunbar are two other standout defensive players.
The Panthers look to put last week's loss to stateline rival West Virginia behind them. They still have a shot to win the Big East Conference and get a BCS Bowl berth if they win out. Pittsburgh has won the last 4 games against Temple, but 6 of the last 8 meetings between them have been decided by 7 points or less. Pitt leads the series 24-8-1. Gametime is 1pm Saturday.