Tyler Matakevich says defense shoulders responsibility, looks ahead to Memphis

Senior linebacker Tyler Matakevich looks at the Owls' recent struggles and Saturday's big showdown against Memphis.

The Temple University football team has struggled defensively since a close 24-20 loss to Notre Dame three weeks ago.

The Owls survived a 60-40 shooutout at SMU but weren't so lucky last week in getting routed at South Florida, 44-23. Senior linebacker Tyler Matakevich knows the defense's play has been unacceptable the last two weeks.

The All-American candidate took a look at what's been going wrong this week and looked ahead to Saturday's matchup with Memphis, which features on the the country's top quarterbacks in Paxton Lynch.

The Owls need to win to keep pace with South Florida in the American Athletic Conference East Division race. Watch the video above to see Matakevich's comments this week.

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