Temple By The Numbers Through 3 Games

Small sample size warning!

I decided to take a look at where Temple stands and how they are doing as a whole statistically. So if you are a fan of numbers, this article is for you!



  • 33rd in total offense
  • Average 430 yards per game
  • 9th in passing offense at 347 yards per game
  • 101st rushing offense at 120 yards per game
  • 55th in scoring offense at 32.7 points per game
  • 44th in FEI (points per possession vs “average” opponent)
  • 110th in offensive efficiency
  • Offensive line sake rate of 2.8%, 19th in the country
  • “Passing Downs” sack rate of 5.6%, 51st in the country
    • Passing downs are 2nd down and 8 or greater, 3rd/4th down and 5 or greater
  • 88th in 3rd down conversion at 40%
  • Tied for 105th in redzone conversions at 75%
  • 75th in redzone attempts per game
  • 93rd in “explosive plays” (10+ yards from scrimmage)
  • In their last 2 games, Temple has scored 0 points in the 2nd quarter
  • Average of 2 interceptions per game is 128th
  • 6th in yards per completion at 11.9


  • 19th in total defense at 276 yards per game
  • 12th in pass yards per completion at 9.6
  • 7th in total pass yards per game at just 143.7
  • 53rd in rush defense at 133 yards per game
  • 45th in rush yards per attempt at 3.6
  • 8th in yards per play at 3.8
  • 16th in defense efficiency
  • 48th in scoring defense at 22 points per game
  • Only allowed 2 first quarter points this season, less than 1 point in the 1st quarter per game, ranking 13th in the country
  • 107th in 3rd quarter points allowed
  • 76th in sacks
  • Opponents only attempting 27 passes per game, 25th in the country
  • 31st in sack percentage on passing downs


  • Tied for 75th in penalties per game
  • Turnover margin is -1.67, ranking 122nd
  • 129th in giveaways per game
  • 130th in special teams efficiency (special teams contribution to score margin)

what we can learn

Not a whole lot you can do with those numbers considering our first game was not very competitive and then the next 2 games Temple has been the definition of inconsistency. The numbers offensively are greatly inflated from the Bucknell game. I am encourage by the defensive numbers overall. The offense disappearing the 2nd quarter and the defense struggling in the 3rd quarter are concerns.

Statistics gathered from CFBstats.com, ESPN, FootballOutsiders, and teamrankings.com

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