Army (0-0) at Temple (0-0)
When: Friday, 7 p.m. Lincoln Financial Field (69,596).
Television: CBS Sports Network.
Coaches: Army, Jeff Monken (3rd season, 6-18); Temple, Matt Rhule (4th season, 18-20).
All-time series: Temple leads, 7-4.
Last meeting: Temple won, 33-14 at Lincoln Financial Field, Oct. 19, 2013 for Matt Rhule's first win as a head coach.
Scoring offense (last year): Army (22.1 ppg.); Temple (29.8 ppg.).
Scoring defense (last year): Army (27.8 ppg.), Temple (20.07 ppg.)
For Army: QB Amhad Bradshaw, 5-10, 198 Jr. (429 passing yards, 5 TDs, 468 yards rushing, 3.6 avg., 5 TDs); MLB Jeremy Timpf, 6-1, 225, Sr. (92 tackles last year, 209 career); MLB Andrew King, 6-0, 246 Sr. (92 tackles, 16.5 TFL); WR Edgar Poe, 6-4, 216, Sr. (16 receptions, 441 yards, 27.6 avg., 6 TDs); CB Brandon Jackson, 6-0, 170 So. (62 tackles, 3 interceptions).
For Temple: QB Phillip Walker, 5-11, 205 Sr. (2,972 yards passing, 19 TDs, 8 interceptions); RB Jahad Thomas, 5-10, 188 Sr. (1,262 yards rushing, 4.6 avg. 19 total TDs); LT Dion Dawkins, 6-5, 320, Sr. (26 career starts); FS Sean Chandler, 6-0, 190, Jr. (65 tackles, 4 INTs, 2 INT returns for TDs, 12.1 punt return average); DE Haason Reddick, 6-1, 235, r-Sr. (45 tackles, 12.5 TFL, 5.0 sacks); MLB Jarred Alwan, 5-11, 229, Sr. (74 tackles).
About Army: The Black Knights are coming off a 2-10 season but they lost five games by five points or fewer...Army returns nine starters on defense and seven on offense...While Bradshaw is the starter, sophomore Chris Carter could also see time at quarterback...King is on the Watch List for the Nagurski Award, the Lott Impact Trophy and the Wuerffel Trophy...Jeff Panara, a 6-3, 240-pound sophomore from Archbishop Wood, is listed as the backup right tackle to junior Brett Toth (6-6, 259)...Sophomore linebacker Kenneth Brinson carries a 4.0 grade point average as a chemical engineering major.
About Temple: The Owls tied a single-season school record for wins during a 10-4 season...Temple is looking to snap a two-game losing streak after falling to Houston, 24-13 in the American Athletic Conference title game and 32-17 to Toledo in the Boca Raton Bowl...Sophomore Ventell Bryant, the leading returning receiver with 39 receptions for 579 yards and 3 TDs, is listed as No. 2 on the depth chart...Jahad Thomas is a returning first-team all-AAC performer...Second-year Temple coach Glenn Thomas takes over as offensive coordinator after Marcus Satterfield was hired as head coach at Tennessee Tech...Temple returns six starters on offense and six on defense.
Up next: Army hosts Rice Saturday, Sept. 10 at noon. Temple hosts Stony Brook, Saturday Sept. 10 at 1 p.m.
Fast fact: The last time Army and Temple opened a season against each other was 2008 with the Owls winning, 31-7 at West Point.