New Mexico Bowl

First year Head Coach Steve Addazio and star running back Bernard Pierce lead a Temple team that plays power football and sound defense against a scrappy Wyoming team that surprised many by finishing third in the Mountain West this year. Wyoming will hope it’s opportunistic defense (4th in the nation in turnover margin) will be able to keep Temple operating on a long field. The Owls have only turned the ball over 12 times all season however and their 15th ranked defense will be one of the best units Wyoming has faced all season.

Temple

Round Full Name Pos # Comments
2ndBernard PierceRB30Instinctive, compact ball carrier that sees the field and consistently picks up positive yardage. Has the tools necessary to be a feature runner in the NFL. Reminds us of Emmitt Smith in style and substance.
5-6Derek DennisG63Nice sized blocker that displays terrific skill in motion. Zone blocking prospect.
5-6Evan RodriquezTE88Dynamite tight end with less than desirable size. Terrific pass catcher anywhere on the field yet a marginal blocker.
5-6Chester StewartQB7Temple back-up that showed flashes of skill previously as the starter. Has the physical skills to play in the NFL but must improve his reads and decision making.
7thWayne TribueG69Tough, nasty blocker that dominates opponents in a small area.
FAAdrian Robinson JrOLB43Pass rushing defensive end that has the skills to stand up over tackle in a 3-4. Fluid, natural athlete that lacks pure speed for the next level.
FATahir WhiteheadOLB2Chase and run-down linebacker that makes plays sideline-to-sideline.
FARod StreaterWR18Nice sized wide out that comes up big in games. Potential fifth receiver at the next level.
FAKevin KrobothS37Hard working safety with great instincts yet poor speed and minimal quickness.
FAKee-Ayre GriffinCB20Size/speed prospect with poor ball skills.
FAMatt BalasavageTE89One-dimensional blocking tight end that stands out in his specialty.
FAStephen JohnsonOLB53College middle linebacker that possesses the physical skills to get looks on the weak side at the next level.
FAMorkeith BrownDE85Solid athlete that has switched between tight end and defensive end the past three seasons.

Wyoming

Round Full Name Pos#Comments
FATashaun GipsonCB4Nice sized cornerback that flashes skill. Lacks overall instincts and loses a sense of wherewithal on the field at times.