East Carolina at Temple

When: Saturday 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Financial Field.

Records: ECU (3-8 overall, 1-6 American Athletic Conference); Temple (8-3 overall, 6-1).

Television: ESPNews.

Coaches: ECU, Scottie Montgomery (1st season, 3-8); Temple, Matt Rhule (4th season, 26-23).

All-time series: ECU leads, 8-5.

Last meeting: Oct. 22, 2015, Temple won 24-14 at ECU.

Scoring offense: ECU, 28.5 ppg.; Temple, 32.3 ppg.

Scoring defense: ECU, 36.0 ppg.; Temple, 18.55 ppg.

EAST CAROLINA

Sept. 3 Western Carolina, 52-7

Sept. 10 North Carolina State, 33-30

Sept. 17 at South Carolina, 15-20

Sept. 24 at Virginia Tech, 17-54

Oct. 1 at Central Florida, 29-47

Oct. 8 at South Florida, 22-38

Oct. 22 at Cincinnati, 19-31

Oct. 29 UConn, 41-3

Nov. 5 at Tulsa, 24-45

Nov. 12 SMU, 31-55

Nov. 19 Navy, 31-66

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

Nov. 4 at Connecticut, 21-0

Nov. 19 at Tulane, 31-0

Key Players

For ECU: WR Zay Jones, 6-1, 197, Sr. (151 receptions, 1,685 yards, 8 TDs); WR Quay Johnson, 5-10, 188, Jr. (54 receptions, 540 yards, 3 TDs); WR Jimmy Williams, (40 receptions, 732 yards, 7 TDs); C J.T. Boyd, 6-4, 306, Sr. (34 consecutive starts)...QB Gardner Minshew, 6-2, 215, So. (98-168 passing, 58.3 percent, 1,164 yards, 7 TDs, 4 INT); QB Philip Nelson, 6-1, 216, Sr. (237-349 passing, 67.9 percent, 2,621 yards, 16 TDs, 8 INT); RB James Summers, 6-3, 218, Sr. (817 yards rushing, 5.7 avg., 7 TDs); LB Jordan Williams, 6-0, 234, Jr. (76 tackles); LB Yiannis Boden, 6-5, 221, So. (42 tackles, 7.5 TFL); LB Dayon Pratt, 6-4, 237, Sr. (58 tackles, 7.5 TFL); NT Demetri McGill, 6-1, 295, Sr. (21 tackles, 3 TFL).

For Temple: QB Phillip Walker, 5-11, 205 Sr. (174-301 passing, 57.8 percent, 2,542 yards, 18 TDs, 12 INT); LT Dion Dawkins, 6-5, 320, Sr. (37 career starts); RB Jahad Thomas, 5-10, 188, Sr. (704 yards rushing, 4.5 avg., 10 TDs; 29 receptions, 400 yards, 6 TDs); DE Haason Reddick, 6-1, 235, r-Sr. (51 tackles, 20 TFL. 9.5 sacks); LB Avery Williams, 5-10, 224, r-Sr. (47 tackles, 8 TFL); NT Averee Robinson, 6-0, 285 Sr. (23 tackles, 5 TFL, 3.0 sacks); WR Keith Kirkwood, 6-3, 218, r-Jr. (30 receptions, 467 yards, 3 TDs); WR Ventell Bryant, 6-3, 189, r-So. (36 receptions, 662 yards, 3 TD); TE-DE Romond Deloatch, 6-4, 220 r-Sr. (17 receptions, 238 yards, 1 TD, 4 sacks, 1 defensive TD); RB Ryquell Armstead, 5-11, 205, So. (807 yards rushing, 6.3 avg. 11 TDs.); LB Stephaun Marshall, 5-11, 206 r-Sr. (53 tackles); WR Brodrick Yancy, 5-10, 195 r-So. (24 receptions, 284 yards, 2 TDs); SS Delvon Randall, 5-11, 208, So. (43 tackles, 5 TFL, 3 interceptions); DE Praise Martin-Oguike, 6-1, 255 r-Sr. (36 tackles, 5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles); FS Sean Chandler, 6-0, 190, Jr. (34 tackles, 1 INT).

About ECU:  In last week's loss, ECU led Navy 17-7 before surrendering 38 unanswered points... Zay Jones had 12 receptions for a career-high 212 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Navy...Jones became the all-time leader among FBS schools with 392 career receptions. He has 4,218 yards and 23 TDs... His 151 receptions and 153.2 reception yards per game lead FBS this season...In last year's loss to Temple, Jones had 10 receptions for 106 yards and no scores...In his last six games James Summers has rushed for a combined 572 yards (95.3 ypg.) on 97 carries ... He has scored a rushing TD in four consecutive contests...ECU has just eight sacks this season...In last week's loss to Navy, Gardner Minshew completed 16 of 25 passes for 238 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions...The Pirates are first in the AAC in passing offense, averaging 348.5 yards and third in total offense, averaging 489.1 yards per game.

About Temple: Running back Ryquell Armstead, who missed last week's game at Tulane while not being 100 percent healthy, is questionable this week...Freshman Isaiah Wright scored his first touchdown on a 22-yard run in last week's win..Redshirt senior safety Nate L. Smith and redshirt sophomore receiver Brodrick Yancy are out with injuries...In last year's win at ECU, Temple trailed 14-10 after three quarters before a 14-0 fourth period...With 20 tackles for loss, Hasson Reddick has the all-time single-season record in the AAC...The Owls have not allowed a point in more than 158 minutes...Ventell Bryant had career highs in catches and yards vs. Tulane. He had 9 receptions for 168 yards and 1 TD... During the five-game win streak, Bryant has 26 receptions for 525 yards and 2 TDs...Bryant got dinged in practice and coach Matt Rhule isn't sure about his availability... In last week's win, Phillip Walker completed 18 of 33 for 337 yards, 2 TDs and no interceptions...Temple is first in the AAC and 14th nationally in scoring defense, allowing 18.5 points per game...The Owns are first in the AAC and third nationally in total defense, allowing 277.8 yards per game.