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2015 Schedule
10-4, 1st in American Athletic - East
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The American's 12 most important players in 2016

The American made a splash as Houston and Temple enjoyed successful seasons. Both quarterbacks are back for those squads. Which other players are indispensable in the conference?

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AAC confidential: Coaches unload on league

How do coaches think 2016 will go in the AAC? Opposing coaches dish, anonymously, on why Greg Ward Jr. is dominant, how Temple is dangerous and much more from the American Athletic Conference.

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28dJesse Temple

Must-win game: Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State's surprise loss to Temple last season ramps up the importance of their Sept. 17 rematch at Beaver Stadium.

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52dTom VanHaaren

Rutgers to hold satellite camp with OSU, Temple

The Rutgers staff will hold a New Jersey satellite camp with Ohio State and Temple on June 8, the same date and time as a Michigan camp taking place 30 miles away.

Stats & Info

Owls leave their mark

Temple tied a school record for players drafted with three selections in the 2016 NFL draft. Tavon Young became the first Owl taken off the board since 2012 when the Ravens nabbed him with the sixth pick in the fourth round.


Highlights: Tyler Matakevich

The Steelers added a productive linebacker in Round 7, grabbing the former Temple Owl. Check out some of Matakevich's best highlights.


Highlights: Matt Ioannidis

Washington grabbed the former Temple defensive tackle midway through Round 5. Check out some of Ioaniddis' best highlights.


Highlights: Tavon Young

The Ravens opted for the former Temple cornerback with a pick early in Round 4. Check out some of Young's best highlights.

Matt Ioannidis highlights (0:56)
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107dEdward Aschoff

How teams can replace their most indispensable players

It's hard to imagine Mississippi State without Dak Prescott, but the Bulldogs have to replace him. Who are the players who left the biggest voids for their former college teams?

Temple earns solid marks

Making the most of their eye-opening season on the field last year, the Owls had one of the top recruiting classes among Group of 5 teams and Independents. The group is led by physically impressive ESPN 300 DE Karamo Dioubate. Recruiting class grades (Insider)

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148dTom VanHaaren and Craig Haubert

Scout's Take: DL Karamo Dioubate to Temple

The No. 91 players in the country, Karamo Dioubate, decides to stay home in Philadelphia and attend Temple.

Rhule's hard at work trying to improve Temple (2:00)
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Wilkerson one of best from 2011 class

Mel Kiper Jr. was a fan of Muhammad Wilkerson's when the big man entered the 2011 draft. The Temple product has lived up to his potential and more since Day 1 with the Jets. Kiper: Ranking the 2011 class

Will the Group of 5 ever get a playoff berth? (3:25)

Corey Jones makes them miss

The Toledo WR makes the grab for a first down but doesn't stop there, making multiple Temple defenders miss and going all the way to the end zone. The Rockets got the 32-17 win in the Boca Raton Bowl.

Toledo shuts down Temple for Boca Raton Bowl win (1:43)
Key plays for Toldeo's bowl victory (1:38)
Ja'Wuan Woodley wins defensive MVP (0:59)
Toledo QB Phillip Ely wins offensive MVP (1:21)