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If you decide to just stay on 95, you can jump off 95 @ the U of Delaware exit and get out of paying the toll and get back on 95.
Sounds like a pretty good plan, Ray. It also looks more direct on the map than going through Baltimore and D.C. I don’t like the number of trucks on I-95.
Ray is referring to using the DE 896 exit to (eventually) get to MD 279 exit to avoid the $4 (each way) toll, not using US 301 on the Delmarva Peninsula to the Bay Bridge. (I personally avoid the Delaware toll EVERYTIME I travel to/from Philadelphia; I usually also stop at the Wawa right near the DE/MD state line, but I digress.) US 301 is probably a good option to get to Annapolis from the Philadelphia area however; traffic will definitely be lighter than I-95 (though on a Saturday morning, the I-95 traffic won’t be that bad itself).
I really like the conference scoring breakdown in this post. At first I was dismayed at seeing Navy out score us on the majority of these matchups, but heck if our defense doesn’t shine as well. It’ll be a really good game.
Any score predictions?
Hard to say, Ben. Look at Houston. Everybody says they play a great defense, but they allowed 18 versus Tulane (and 17 versus UConn), two teams we shut out. Navy scored 44 on Houston, they will not score 44 on us but they could score 24-27 or even up to 34. Can we score 35? I think so. Something like 35-27 Temple is the best I can come up with …
PJ came in as a dual threat caterpillar and transformed into a pocket passer butterfly.., everyone outside of the coaches looked at his size and athletic ability and hoped for continued development as a dual threat QB.., we were wrong
he made a couple of NFL throws on Saturday night…, Temple will win at Navy if he has another strong performance w/o ints
Temple 41 – Navy 38 (zero Walker Ints)
Navy 42 – Temple 36 (one or more Walker Ints)
Isn’t this great We all get to see another quality football game again, with Temple broadcast on a major network. It seems like years ago when we were fighting to win 3 or 4 games a year and calling that a success.
As always I have no idea what to expect in this game except a good chance the defense will keep us in the game.
I recall my last trip to a Temple at Navy game ( about 7 years ago ?) where we were near a win and fell apart in the last 2 minutes. Then we had that fumble or dropped punt and let them get away with the win with a few seconds to go.
I trust this year we will make up for that bad finish.
Is #25 Armstead still nursing his injury or are we holding him back just to let him go big time against Navy ?
Last question please – we are season Tixx holders but not Temple Alum, so can we still buy/get in the Alum /Big Party Tent on Saturday ?
No, I had to go to DVC now DVU – But always a Temple fan because they are our Philly football team. Period,.
In the past there was no requirement to be an alumni, however they usually only have so much space so you should by tickets in advance to make sure you can get in.
I guarantee you if you drive to Annapolis on game day you will be able to get a ticket BUT I would go to the Navy site and grab one there (you can print it out at home). Look at all of the available seats (green dots) in or near the Temple fan group. I ordered through Temple Sunday morning and got a confirmation number and have not heard a peep from Temple since. I’m getting nervous that Temple doesn’t have enough tickets:
I ordered two on Monday as well and have not received anything.
I-95 will be clear on a non-holiday Saturday Morning. I jump off 95 in Newark, skip the toll, and get provisions and weewee at Wawa. In Newark, take 896 north, 4 west, and 279 south back to I-95.
About the Air Force Game – that may have been Worth’s first game. I believe Navy’s starting senior QB was sunk very early in the battle. Worth has been a destroyer all season. Sounds like a job for USS Hasson?
or the NSA and CIA.
Although Navy scored 45 on USF 24 of that was in garbage time and 6 of that was after time expired. That’s another film the coaches should be wearing out. .
Tough one to garner too much out of though; USF flashed out so quick that it makes the film a little tough to judge. 28-0 and it was all chunk plays.
I feel like we’ll know how this game is gonna go by the end of the 1st quarter. If we can’t get off the field early, we probably won’t be doing it as the game progresses.
The obvious keys is getting points on the first couple of drives and getting them off schedule when they have the ball. Basically do the exact opposite of what the Eagles did last night…….
PJ, Armstead, and Bryant are injured. Hope they’re ready.
Coach said today that Bryant will be available.
Houston is the only ranked Group of 5 team with 3 or more losses.., Temple will be ranked with a win against Navy…, a loss means the best we can do is finish with a bowl win and another 10-4 season, no Top 25…,
all things considered, back to back 10 win seasons and a bowl trophy makes for a very, very successful season..,
the loss to Army will be one of the defining bookends for the 2016 team.., the comeback win against UCF will be the other..,
we open the next year against a wounded team in South Bend…, they will take every opportunity to run up the score if we show any sign of weakness
If Kizer leaves early I don’t even know who would be under center week 1, 2017 for UND. Zaire is a Sr.
from the best post on the entire pravda blog:
Hi, we will be there at Navy Stadium and got 2 tickets to the official Temple pregame tent. I look forward to saying Hi to a bunch of folks I only know thru this website, except I have said Hi a few times to one of my favorite Sports writers around here , Mr. Mike ‘Gibby’. Lets have a nice time, and We will root like hell but will accept any outcome, just hope it is the best one.
We have been to the DC Bowl ( damn cold there ) and New Mexico Bowl ( people there super friendly) . Would like to make another Bowl trip if possible !!!!