Temple at Connecticut

When: Friday, 7 p.m., Rentschier Field (40,000), East Hartford, Connecticut. .

Records: Temple (6-3 overall, 4-1 American Athletic Conference); UConn (3-6, 1-5).

Television: ESPN2.

Coaches: Temple, Matt Rhule (4th season, 24-23); UConn, Bob Diaco (3rd year, 11-23).

All-time series: Temple leads 11-5.

Last meeting: Nov. 28, 2015, Temple won, 27-3 at Lincoln Financial Field.

Scoring offense: Temple, 33.8 ppg.; UConn, 18.3 ppg.

Scoring defense: Temple, 22.7 ppg.; UConn, 27.6 ppg.

CONNECTICUT

Sept. 1 Maine, 24-21

Sept. 10 at Navy, 24-28

Sept. 17 Virginia, 13-10

Sept. 24 Sryacuse, 24-31

Sept. 29 at Houston, 14-42

Oct. 8 Cincinnati, 20-9

Sept. 15 at South Florida, 27-42

Oct. 22 Central Florida, 16-24

Oct. 29 at East Carolina, 3-41

TEMPLE

Sept. 2 Army, 13-28

Sept. 10 Stony Brook, 38-0

Sept. 17 at Penn State, 27-34

Sept. 24 Charlotte, 48-20

Oct. 1 SMU, 45-20

Oct. 6 at Memphis, 27-34

Oct. 15 at Central Florida, 26-25

Oct. 21 South Florida, 46-30

Oct. 29 Cincinnati, 34-13

Key Players

For Temple: QB Phillip Walker, 5-11, 205 Sr. (144-250 passing, 1,990 yards, 13 TDs, 10 INT); LT Dion Dawkins, 6-5, 320, Sr. (35 career starts); RB Jahad Thomas, 5-10, 188, Sr. (564 yards rushing, 4.8 avg., 9 TDs; 23 receptions, 281 yards, 3 TDs); DE Haason Reddick, 6-1, 235, r-Sr. (38 tackles, 16.5 TFL. 7.5 sacks); LB Avery Williams, 5-10, 224, r-Sr. (39 tackles, 5.5 TFL); NT Averee Robinson, 6-0, 285 Sr. (22 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 3.0 sacks); WR Keith Kirkwood, 6-3, 218, r-Jr. (27 receptions, 420 yards, 3 TDs); WR Ventell Bryant, 6-3, 189, r-So. (27 receptions, 412 yards, 2 TD); TE-DE Romond Deloatch, 6-4, 220 r-Sr. (15 receptions, 212 yards, 4 sacks, 1 defensive TD); RB Ryquell Armstead, 5-11, 205, So. (674 yards rushing, 6.2 avg. 11 TDs.); LB Stephaun Marshall, 5-11, 206 r-Sr. (43 tackles); WR Brodrick Yancy, 5-10, 195 r-So. (24 receptions, 250 yards, 2 TDs); SS Delvon Randall, 5-11, 208, So. (39 tackles, 3 interceptions); DE Praise Martin-Oguike, 6-1, 255 r-Sr. (34 tackles, 4 sacks); FS Sean Chandler, 6-0, 190, Jr. (27 tackles, 1 INT).

For UConn: QB Bryant Shirreffs, 6-2, 220 r-Jr. (166-283 passing, 2,010 yards, 7 TDs, 6 INT, 326 yards rushing, 2.3 avg., 2 TDs);  WR Noel Thomas, 6-1, 202, Sr. (83 receptions, 1,058 yards, 3 TDS); RB Arkeel Newsome, 5-7, 185 Jr. (528 yards, 4.5 avg., 4 TDs, 18 receptions, 212 yards, 1 TD); CB Jamar Summers, 5-10, 187, Jr. (44 tackles, 1 INT); S Obi Melifonwu, 6-3, 217, r-Sr. (74 tackles, 2 INT); LB Matt Walsh, 6-1, 240, Sr. (48 tackles) ; PK Bobby Puyol, 5-10, 183, r-Sr. (13-16 FG attempts); P Justin Wain, 6-3, 214, r-Sr. (40.8 avg.); DE Luke Carrezola, 6-3, 260, Jr. (32 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 3 sacks); DT Mikal Myers, 6-1, 325, r-Sr. (39 tackles); DE Cole Ormsby, 6-2, 262 r-Jr. (19 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 4 sacks).

About Temple: CB Artrel Foster hurt his shoulder last week and isn't expected to play this week...Haason Reddick's 16.5 tackles for loss leads the AAC...Temple would repeat as AAC East Division champion with wins in the final three games at UConn and Tulane and home vs. East Carolina...The Owls have rushed for 791 yards during their current three-game win streak...DL Avery Ellis has blocked punts in consecutive games...Jahad Thomas rushed for a season-high 151 yards in last week's win against Cincinnati..Phillip Walker has a school-record 24 career wins by a starting QB.

About UConn: The Huskies are 26th in the country in rushing defense, allowing 125.3 yards per game...With 83 receptions, Noel Thomas has more than half of UConn's total of 176...Thomas' 83 receptions are second in single-season school history to Mark Didio's 88 in 1991...WIth an average of 9.2 receptions per game, Thomas is fourth nationally...Jamar Summers has 10 career interceptions...Obi Melifonwu is third in the AAC in tackles per game (8.2)...Bobby Puyol is 39-49 in career field goals...QB Bryant Shirreffs missed last year's Temple game due to injury...The Huskies are last in the AAC in scoring offense (18.3 ppg.)...UConn is third nationally in fewest penalty yards per game (29.67 per game) and fourth in fewest penalties (3.56 per game)...LB Matt Walsh ahd a career-high 12 tackles in the Huskies 28-24 loss at Navy...DE Luke Carrezola is a local product from Neshaminy High.

Up next: Both teams have a bye. Temple resumes action, Saturday Nov. 19 at Tulane. UConn visits Boston College, Saturday, Nov. 19.

Fast fact:  In his three games, Temple freshman walk-on Aaron Boumerhi has hit all 7 of his field goal attempts and all 12 PATS.