The early slate of action is underway for Week 3 of college football, which includes a showdown between No. 21 Maryland and Temple. All the momentum was with the Owls at the start, but an error on special teams could change that.
Maryland has dismantled its first two opponents to start the season. However, the Terrapins aren’t having much success against the Owls this afternoon.
In addition to intercepting Maryland quarterback Josh Jackson, Temple’s defense had an incredible stop on fourth down near the goal line.
All the positive energy at Lincoln Financial Field quickly came to a halt when the Owls were punting out of their own end zone.
Temple punter Adam Barry tried to handle the low snap, but it inevitably bounced through the back of the end zone for a safety.
Here is the poor snap that cost Temple points:
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This is the type of play that could chance the entire game.
Despite Temple handing Maryland two points on this special teams mistake, it still leads 7-2 in the first quarter. It’s too early to put the Big Ten program on upset alert, but it hasn’t been an encouraging start for Mike Locksley’s crew.
CBS Sports is broadcasting this non-conference matchup.