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On Saturday at 1:00 PM ET, the Temple Owls (3-8) will host the East Carolina Pirates (6-5).
The Owls are expected to lose by double digits (currently +13) versus the Pirates (with an over/under of 50.5 points).
Game Info and Betting Lines for East Carolina vs. Temple
- Game Day: Saturday, November 26, 2022
- Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field
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East Carolina Betting Insights
- Temple’s ATS record is 7-4-0 this season.
- Temple is 4-3 against the spread when an underdog by 13 points or more this year.
- Temple games have hit the over in five out of 11 opportunities (45.5%).
East Carolina Stats & Insights
- East Carolina sports the 84th-ranked defense this season (396.1 yards allowed per game), and has been more effective on offense, ranking 24th-best with a tally of 452.2 yards per game.
- On offense, East Carolina ranks 60th in the FBS with 29.2 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 57th in points allowed (396.1 points allowed per contest).
- While East Carolina ranks 11th-worst in the FBS in passing defense with 278.8 passing yards allowed per game, it’s been a different story on the other side of the ball, as the offensive unit ranks 19th-best in the FBS (286.2 passing yards per game).
- East Carolina sports the 54th-ranked offense this season in terms of rushing yards (166.0 per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 25th-best with only 117.3 rushing yards allowed per game.
- East Carolina has the 92nd-ranked defense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (41.5% third-down conversion rate allowed), and has been more effective offensively, ranking 24th-best with a 45.9% third-down percentage.
- East Carolina owns the 12th-best turnover margin in college football at +8, forcing 15 turnovers (70th in the FBS) while turning it over seven times (fourth in the FBS).
East Carolina’s Best Players
- Holton Ahlers has 3,094 passing yards for East Carolina, completing 67% of his passes and tossing 20 touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He’s also helped out on the ground with 135 rushing yards (12.3 ypg) on 61 carries with five rushing touchdowns.
- Keaton Mitchell has racked up 1,103 yards on 152 carries while finding the end zone 10 times as a runner.
- This season, Marlon Gunn Jr. has carried the ball 68 times for 344 yards (31.3 per game).
- Isaiah Winstead’s team-high 950 yards as a receiver have come on 75 catches (out of 114 targets) with three touchdowns.
- C.J. Johnson has hauled in 54 passes while averaging 79.4 yards per game and scoring nine touchdowns.
- Ryan Jones has a total of 413 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 41 throws and scoring four touchdowns.
- Jeremy Lewis has collected 3.5 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up 5.0 TFL and 39 tackles.
- Julius Wood is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s collected 59 tackles and two interceptions.
- Jireh Wilson has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 24 tackles and three passes defended.
Temple Betting Insights
- Temple is 7-4-0 against the spread this year.
- Temple has a 4-3 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 13 points or more.
- Five of Temple’s 11 games with a set total have hit the over (45.5%).
Temple Stats & Insights
- Temple ranks 20th-worst in total yards per game (330.1), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 68th in the FBS with 378.2 total yards ceded per contest.
- Temple ranks 18th-worst in points per game (19.7), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 81st in the FBS with 27.5 points ceded per contest.
- Temple has been dominant on pass defense, allowing only 188.1 passing yards per contest (18th-best). On offense, it ranks 53rd in the FBS by compiling 244.5 passing yards per game.
- Temple has been outplayed on both sides of the ball in terms of rushing this season, ranking fifth-worst in rushing yards (85.5 per game) and 20th-worst in rushing yards surrendered (190.1 per game).
- Temple’s offense has been struggling on third down, ranking 12th-worst in the FBS with a 31.2% third-down conversion rate. It has been better defensively, allowing a 35.8% third-down rate (43rd-ranked).
- After forcing 12 turnovers (101st in the FBS) and turning the ball over 22 times (119th in the FBS) this season, Temple owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -10.
Temple’s Best Players
- E.J. Warner has racked up 2,501 yards on 58.8% passing while collecting 13 touchdown passes with 11 interceptions this season.
- The team’s top rusher, Edward Saydee, has carried the ball 135 times for 594 yards (54.0 per game) with five touchdowns. He’s also caught 29 passes for 246 yards.
- Darvon Hubbard has compiled 206 yards on 52 carries with two touchdowns.
- Jose Barbon’s 750 receiving yards (68.2 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 58 catches on 101 targets with two touchdowns.
- Adonicas Sanders has 37 receptions (on 57 targets) for a total of 437 yards (39.7 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
- Amad Anderson Jr. has racked up 388 reciving yards (35.3 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
- Layton Jordan has collected 9.0 sacks to pace the team, while also recording 15.0 TFL, 42 tackles, and two interceptions.
- Temple’s leading tackler, Yvandy Rigby, has 63 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and two sacks this year.
- Jordan has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 42 tackles, 15.0 TFL, nine sacks, and two passes defended to his name.