Temple senior running back Jahad Thomas will not play in tonight's opening game against Army at Lincoln Financial Field due to a partial sprain in his left hand. Thomas hurt it earlier in camp and the team was afraid of potential fumbling.

Thomas is a returning first-team all-conference selection  who rushed for 1,262 yards 94.6 avg.) and 17 touchdowns.

He will be replaced by sophomore Ryquell Armstead, who had a strong camp. Armstead, who was bothered by turf toe his freshman year, rushed for 191 yards (3.7 avg.) and two touchdowns.