The 21st ranked Temple Owls football team has started off 7-0 for the first time in team history after beating East Carolina 24-14. The Owls’ next test will be when they host the 9th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Lincoln Financial Field, in a showdown on Halloween night. The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. and will be broadcast on ABC.
The Owls were a little under the radar at the start of the season, but the team got off to a fast start as they beat Penn State for the first time since 1941, 27-10 in the season opener. Ever since, the team hasn’t let up and has strung together six more wins. The team’s success has been anchored by running back Jahad Thomas who has 14 total touchdowns through seven games. Also, the team’s defense has been very strong, allowing just under 15 points a game.
Temple stepped into the top 25 for the first time since 1979 after its win against UCF. “People are respecting Temple and how we have played,” Head Coach Matt Rhule said. “We have to keep doing what we’ve been doing,” he explained.
The unbeaten Owls will look to continue doing what they have been doing when Notre Dame comes to town.
The streets will be packed when ESPN’s college football pregame show, College GameDay comes to Independence Mall in Philadelphia for Temple’s clash with Notre Dame.
Make sure you tune in for what should be a great game on Halloween night. The Link should be rockin’ as Temple takes on Notre Dame in a prime-time matchup on national television.