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2016 Temple Owls football team

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Division  East Division
Defensive coordinator  Phil Snow (4th year)
2016 Temple Owls football team
Conference  American Athletic Conference
2016 record  10–4 (7–1 The American)
Head coach  Matt Rhule (regular season, 4th year) Ed Foley (interim HC, bowl game)
Offensive coordinator  Glenn Thomas (1st year)

The 2016 Temple Owls football team represents Temple University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Owls are led by fourth year head coach Matt Rhule and play their home games at Lincoln Financial Field. They are members of the East Division of the American Athletic Conference.


On December 6, head coach Matt Rhule resigned to become the head coach at Baylor. Special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Ed Foley led the Owls in the Military Bowl.


Schedule Source:

at Navy–American Athletic Championship Game

The Owls dominated a Navy Midshipmen football offense that was ranked in the top 10 in the country, coming off a 75-point victory the week before to win the first major conference title in Temple history. Temple sent one of its largest away crowds ever, with nearly half the fans in attendance supporting the Owls. Temple was ranked in all three major polls following the game and were invited to the Military Bowl vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons football on December 27, 2016.

American Athletic Conference All-Conference Team

  • First Team
  • Dion Dawkins, OT
    Haason Reddick, DL

  • Second Team
  • Jahad Thomas, RB
    Praise Martin-Oguike, DL
    Avery Williams, LB
    Sean Chandler, S
    Aaron Boumerhi, K

  • Honorable Mention
  • Colin Thompson, TE
    Stephaun Marshall, LB


    2016 Temple Owls football team Wikipedia

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