Temple Football: 3-keys to a road win at Boston College

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Ride the Russo Train

Temple is in the midst of yet another quarterback controversy entering this Saturday’s competition. Coach Collins stated that senior Frank Nutile, who started the first two games of the season and was up and down, to say the least, is closer to playing once more after sitting out the last two games due to injury. He was not, however, willing to name a permanent starting quarterback moving forward and that remains a question mark going into the game against BC.

Though his stat line may not be overly impressive, redshirt sophomore Anthony Russo has showcased promising arm strength and the ability to make the big plays that Nutile simply lacked in his first two college football starts less than one month ago.

BC allowed Purdue’s David Blough to torch them on nearly 300 passing yards and three touchdowns. More importantly, five of Purdue’s six receivers averaged 10 or more yards per reception. Say what you will about Purdue under second-year head coach Jeff Brohm, who tore things up at Western Kentucky, but Blough’s performance certainly highlighted some weaknesses in the Eagles defense.

The option to take the shot downfield will be present and Russo gives Temple the best chance to capitalize and grab an early lead with a big play. If Temple wants to bring their win total to three straight, Russo is the man for the job.