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Nutile's 4 TDs lead Temple past slumping Navy 34-26

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Temple coach Geoff Collins needed his deep, booming voice for his postgame press conference.

In the adjacent locker room, the music was loud and so was the chanting. And why not? Amid an uneven first season in charge, Collins' Owls put together their best performance of the season.

Frank Nutile threw for 289 yards and four touchdowns, and Temple's struggling offense awoke to beat struggling Navy 34-26 on Thursday night.

Nutile, making his second straight start in place of the injured Logan Marchi, completed 22 of 30 passes with one interception as Temple (4-5, 2-3 American Athletic Conference) snapped a two-game skid.

''We lost a heartbreaker two weeks ago and we had 10 days to really get together as a team and regroup,'' Nutile said. ''We have this mindset that it's a championship game very week. So it feels really good to win a game like this.''

Adonis Jennings had five catches for 127 yards, including touchdown catches of 34 and 40 yards. Keith Kirkwood and Jake Robinson also caught TDs for the Owls, who entered averaging just 20.9 points a game, 112th best in the FBS.

Enter Nutile, who praised his offensive line by saying ''I maybe got hit once all game'' as he picked apart Navy's secondary.

''We knew what a competitor he was. We knew how smart he was,'' Collins said of his junior QB. ''But just the command he had over the offense and his gamesmanship, I'm really proud of him.''

Navy quarterback Zach Abey, who sustained a concussion in a loss to Central Florida on Oct. 21, rushed for 87 yards and caught a touchdown pass on trick play before leaving with a shoulder injury. The Midshipmen (5-3, 3-3) rushed for 136 yards, well below their nation-best average of 376, in their third straight loss.

''We don't have any excuses,'' Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. ''We were rested. We had a lot of guys back. They beat the crap out of us.''

A trip to Lincoln Financial Field had always ended on a positive note for the Midshipmen, who entered 12-0 at the home of the Philadelphia Eagles - including a 10-0 mark against rival Army.

But much like a year ago when Temple cruised to a 34-10 win in the AAC title game, Navy's defense faltered.

Navy cornerback Tyris Wooten was suspended for violating team rules. Noruwa Obanor started in his place and the Owls pounced.

Jennings beat Elijah Merchant on his two scores and Robinson's first career catch came against Merchant. Khaylan Williams was beaten in the end zone on Kirkwood's 8-yard catch that made it 17-3 in the second quarter.

''On the back end, you'll probably blame one person,'' Navy linebacker D.J. Palmore said. ''But it's really all of us.''

Temple, playing a triple-option team for the second-straight game after losing in overtime at Army on Oct. 21, plugged running lanes with an eight-man front that left Navy frustrated.

Abey left after taking a hit on his interception early in the fourth. Garret Lewis entered with Temple trailing 34-13 and threw touchdown passes to Brandon Colon and Tyler Carmona.

''Not going in the right direction. We've got to figure things out quickly,'' Niumaalolo said. ''I coach by feelings, and just something has been amiss with us.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Navy: Niumatalolo was focusing on avoiding turnovers after eight giveaways in the previous two games. Abey's pick was the lone turnover, but the defense was overrun by one of the worst offensive teams in the country. Navy's 5-0 start is a distant memory.

Temple: Nutile certainly appeared to do enough to secure the starting job, and he'll need to keep it up as the Owls still must win two of their final three games to reach a bowl game for the third straight year.

TRICK PLAY

Navy's first touchdown came with razzle-dazzle. Darryl Bonner took a direct snap, pitched a reverse to fellow running back Malcolm Perry for a 5-yard pass to an open Abey.

OOPS

Navy's opening second-half drive started at its own 4 after the officials ruled Zack Fraade made a fair-catch signal.

QUICK KICKS

Bennett Moehring kicked a career-long 48-yard field goal in the first quarter for Navy's longest since Jon Teague's 45-yarder against Delaware in 2011.

UP NEXT

Navy hosts SMU on Nov. 11.

Temple plays at Cincinnati on Nov. 10.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:21
16-B.Moehring extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
26
34
Touchdown 1:21
7-G.Lewis complete to 88-T.Carmona. 88-T.Carmona runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
85
yds
03:29
pos
25
34
Missed Point After Touchdown 5:51
16-B.Moehring extra point is no good. blocked by 51-D.Levine. Downed at the TEM 7.
plays
yds
pos
19
28
Touchdown 5:51
7-G.Lewis complete to 87-B.Colon. 87-B.Colon runs 16 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
37
yds
01:37
pos
19
34
Field Goal 10:33
97-A.Boumerhi 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
22
yds
02:54
pos
13
34
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:57
97-A.Boumerhi extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
31
Touchdown 0:57
18-F.Nutile complete to 82-J.Robinson. 82-J.Robinson runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
81
yds
05:01
pos
13
30
Point After TD 6:05
16-B.Moehring extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
24
Touchdown 6:05
10-M.Perry complete to 9-Z.Abey. 9-Z.Abey runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
75
yds
05:17
pos
12
24
Point After TD 11:22
97-A.Boumerhi extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
6
24
Touchdown 11:30
18-F.Nutile complete to 17-A.Jennings. 17-A.Jennings runs 34 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
60
yds
0:51
pos
6
23
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:01
16-B.Moehring 24 yards Field Goal is Good.
19
plays
73
yds
09:34
pos
6
17
Point After TD 9:35
97-A.Boumerhi extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
17
Touchdown 9:35
18-F.Nutile complete to 5-K.Kirkwood. 5-K.Kirkwood runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
103
yds
00:00
pos
3
16
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:31
97-A.Boumerhi extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
10
Touchdown 5:31
18-F.Nutile complete to 17-A.Jennings. 17-A.Jennings runs 40 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
84
yds
03:13
pos
3
9
Field Goal 8:57
16-B.Moehring 48 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
26
yds
02:11
pos
3
3
Field Goal 11:23
97-A.Boumerhi 22 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
73
yds
03:30
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 20 20
Rushing 11 4
Passing 8 14
Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Conv 7-16 8-13
4th Down Conv 3-5 0-0
Total Net Yards 336 393
Total Plays 71 58
Avg Gain 4.7 6.8
Net Yards Rushing 136 104
Rush Attempts 52 28
Avg Rush Yards 2.6 3.7
Net Yards Passing 200 289
Comp. - Att. 13-19 22-30
Yards Per Pass 10.5 9.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 5-26 0-0
Penalties - Yards 7-69 6-50
Touchdowns 3 4
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 3 4
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 2-44.5 1-21.0
Return Yards 91 57
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-5
Kickoffs - Returns 4-91 4-52
Int. - Returns 1-0 1-0
Kicking 4/5 6/6
Extra Points 2/3 4/4
Field Goals 2/2 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Navy 5-3 3371326
Temple 4-5 10714334
200 PASS YDS 289
136 RUSH YDS 104
336 TOTAL YDS 393
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Abey 9 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 111 0 1 148.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
41.7% 717 6 6 155.0
Z. Abey 6/9 111 0 1
G. Lewis 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 110 2 0 242.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 166 2 1 153.0
G. Lewis 6/9 110 2 0
M. Perry 10 RB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 5 1 0 472.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 5 1 0 472.0
M. Perry 1/1 5 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Z. Abey 9 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
25 60 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
233 1202 13
Z. Abey 25 60 0 14
C. High 33 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 38 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
101 440 1
C. High 12 38 0 12
M. Perry 10 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
44 454 3
M. Perry 5 23 0 12
J. Brown 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 102 2
J. Brown 3 10 0 8
K. Mahekau 36 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 47 0
K. Mahekau 1 3 0 3
J. Walker 24 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 91 2
J. Walker 3 2 0 2
D. Bonner 29 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 130 1
D. Bonner 1 1 0 1
G. Lewis 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 38 0
G. Lewis 2 -1 0 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
M. Perry 10 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 94 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 267 2
M. Perry 4 94 0 48
T. Carmona 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 63 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 333 4
T. Carmona 4 63 1 31
D. Bonner 29 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 182 1
D. Bonner 2 40 0 22
B. Colon 87 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 78 1
B. Colon 1 16 1 16
J. Brown 28 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 8 0
J. Brown 1 8 0 8
Z. Abey 9 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 1
Z. Abey 1 5 1 5
C. Scott 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 15 0
C. Scott 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
M. Thomas 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 2 0.0
M. Thomas 8-2 0.0 0
J. Thompson 11 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
J. Thompson 6-0 0.0 0
D. Palmore 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
D. Palmore 5-1 0.0 0
E. Merchant 14 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
E. Merchant 5-0 0.0 0
W. Howard 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
W. Howard 4-1 0.0 0
J. Webb 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Webb 3-0 0.0 0
S. Williams 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
S. Williams 3-0 0.0 0
J. Polu 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Polu 3-0 0.0 0
M. Farrar 32 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
M. Farrar 2-0 0.0 1
Ja. Pittman 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
Ja. Pittman 2-0 0.0 0
J. Norton 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Norton 1-0 0.0 0
K. Williams 7 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Williams 1-0 0.0 0
J. Hailey 13 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Hailey 1-0 0.0 0
N. Obanor 15 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
N. Obanor 1-0 0.0 0
J. Ryan 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Ryan 1-1 0.0 0
D. Tolentino 97 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Tolentino 1-0 0.0 0
K. McCoy 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
K. McCoy 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Moehring 16 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/3
SEASON FG XP
6/10 32/33
B. Moehring 2/2 48 2/3 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
O. White 4 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 44.5 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
27 41.7 1
O. White 2 44.5 1 46
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Perry 10 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 28.7 58 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
13 24.5 58 0
M. Perry 3 28.7 58 0
N. Smith 43 FB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 5.0 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 12.0 5 0
N. Smith 1 5.0 5 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
F. Nutile 18 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.3% 289 4 1 191.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.8% 659 5 2 158.7
F. Nutile 22/30 289 4 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
I. Wright 13 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 40 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 112 1
I. Wright 4 40 0 29
D. Hood 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 35 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
67 289 2
D. Hood 7 35 0 8
R. Armstead 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 26 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
118 454 3
R. Armstead 14 26 0 6
F. Nutile 18 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 1 0
F. Nutile 2 3 0 3
N. Sharga 4 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 51 1
N. Sharga 1 0 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
A. Jennings 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 127 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
31 498 5
A. Jennings 5 127 2 40
K. Kirkwood 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 87 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
30 432 3
K. Kirkwood 7 87 1 24
I. Wright 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 35 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 502 3
I. Wright 3 35 0 16
M. Ellick 27 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 82 0
M. Ellick 2 16 0 9
B. Mack 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 23 0
B. Mack 1 8 0 8
R. Jones 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 118 0
R. Jones 2 7 0 4
K. Yeboah 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 120 0
K. Yeboah 1 6 0 6
Ja. Robinson 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 3 1
Ja. Robinson 1 3 1 3
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Russell 22 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
C. Russell 7-1 0.0 0
D. Randall 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 4 0.0
D. Randall 6-0 0.0 1
S. Finch 6 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 2.0
S. Finch 5-0 2.0 0
S. Bradley 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
S. Bradley 5-0 0.0 0
J. Thomas 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Thomas 4-0 0.0 0
W. Kwenkeu 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
W. Kwenkeu 4-0 0.0 0
J. Martin 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Martin 4-0 0.0 0
M. Jones 10 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
M. Jones 3-0 0.0 0
S. Franklin 36 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
S. Franklin 3-0 0.0 0
B. Walls 32 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
B. Walls 3-1 0.0 0
F. Booth-Lloyd 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
F. Booth-Lloyd 2-0 1.0 0
S. Chandler 3 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 1 0.0
S. Chandler 2-2 0.0 0
M. Dogbe 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Dogbe 2-0 0.0 0
Q. Roche 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
Q. Roche 2-0 1.0 0
I. Graham-Mobley 37 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
I. Graham-Mobley 2-0 1.0 0
J. Taylor 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Taylor 1-0 0.0 0
D. Archibong 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Archibong 1-0 0.0 0
A. Foster 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Foster 1-0 0.0 0
L. Crump 11 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Crump 1-0 0.0 0
T. Jones 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Jones 1-0 0.0 0
D. Kelly 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Kelly 1-0 0.0 0
D. Levine 51 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Levine 1-1 0.0 0
T. Mason 47 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
T. Mason 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Boumerhi 97 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 4/4
SEASON FG XP
10/15 16/16
A. Boumerhi 2/2 0 4/4 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
I. Wright 13 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 16.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 19.0 21 0
I. Wright 3 16.0 21 0
K. Kirkwood 5 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
K. Kirkwood 1 4.0 4 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
I. Wright 13 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 5.0 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 5.3 5 0
I. Wright 1 5.0 5 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:08 TEMPLE 36 2:11 4 6 FG
5:20 NAVY 19 4:27 10 26 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:35 NAVY 25 9:34 19 63 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NAVY 4 2:19 4 15 Punt
11:22 NAVY 25 5:17 10 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:51 NAVY 10 0:43 8 48 Downs
10:10 NAVY 25 1:40 5 27 INT
7:28 TEMPLE 37 1:37 4 37 TD
4:50 NAVY 20 3:29 11 80 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 TEMPLE 23 3:30 10 73 FG
8:44 TEMPLE 16 3:13 6 84 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:41 TEMPLE 12 0:00 13 88 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:25 TEMPLE 40 1:03 5 60 TD
5:58 TEMPLE 19 5:01 11 81 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:27 NAVY 38 2:54 6 22 FG
8:21 TEMPLE 33 0:47 4 9 INT
5:51 NAVY 47 0:53 4 1 Punt
1:50 TEMPLE 44 1:06 3 5 Game