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Temple QB E.J. Warner, son of Tremendous Bowl MVP Kurt Warner, earns beginning job as freshman vs. Rutgers – CBS Sports activities


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Temple quarterback E.J. Warner, the son of former Tremendous Bowl MVP Kurt Warner, is about for his first collegiate begin on Saturday when the Owls host Rutgers at 2 p.m. ET. Warner, a real freshman, made his collegiate debut in Temple’s 30-14 win over Lafayette final week and jumped D’Wan Mathis atop the depth chart this week as first-year coach Stan Drayton indicated that Warner would get first-team reps in observe.

The Owls’ passing sport and offense as a complete struggled in a 30-0 Week 1 loss at Duke and was off to a sluggish begin in Week 2 earlier than Warner entered within the second quarter with the sport tied at 7-7. Warner accomplished 14 of 19 passes for 173 yards with two touchdowns to ignite the offense and assist the Owls acquire separation from their FCS foe. 

Along with Mathis, a Georgia switch, North Dakota State switch Quincy Patterson and sophomore Mariano Valenti have additionally been a part of the quarterback competitors that, for now, seems to have been gained by Warner. As an undersized former three-star prospect, Warner principally acquired affords from lower-tier FBS faculties. 

However his restricted physique of labor in Week 2 recommended that he could have inherited a few of his father’s skills. Kurt Warner famously rose from grocery retailer employee to Professional Bowler after he first struggled to discover a dwelling within the NFL following a college profession at Northern Iowa. He was MVP of the Super Bowl in 2000, when he threw for 415 yards and two touchdowns because the Rams defeated the Titans.


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