This is an important game for the Owls when it comes to bowl implications. With the MAC Title no longer at stake, it’ll be interesting to see how Temple comes out.
The MAC is affiliated with three bowls, but the conference can always send more teams as some of the major conferences don’t always fill their bowl slots. You saw that last season with Temple as they were to Washington to play in the EagleBank Bowl.
Here’s how it goes. The MAC winner goes to Detroit to take on the No. 8 team of the Big Ten. The No. 2 MAC team goes to Mobile, Alabama and, believe it or not, the GoDaddy.com Bowl. The No. 2 Sun Belt team would be the opponent in that one. Lastly, the third place MAC team would get shipped to Boise and the blue turf to play in the Humanitarian Bowl.
With Mobile and Boise being such a voyage for Owl fans, the team may do what they did last year and go to a more local bowl. The two closest bowls are the Military Bowl (Washington), and the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankees Stadium. The problem is, it looks like these Bowls are going to get filled.
So, back to the game being played against the Red Hawks. If the Owls can win the game, it looks like their most likely destination will be Boise as it looks like they will either take on Nevada or Fresno State. The Humanitarian Bowls is affiliated with the WAC.
Like I said in the beginning, the psyche of the Owls will be tested. Their preseason goal was to win the MAC. The Owls have more talent than the Redhawks, but will they show up. The coaching ability of Al Golden will once again be tested.
With a loss, Temple’s bowl dreams may be dashed.
About the Author
Written by Adrian Fedkiw
I currently work for the Sports Network. It's the best job ever! I am a 2010 graduate of Temple University where I majored in broadcast journalism, I LOVE SPORTS! That's why I am here. I have a vast knowledge and want to share my athletic intelligence with the world. Some people like to spend their time shooting down aliens in Halo; I like to spend my time watching sports, current and old. It's my passion! I got asked one time how I can watch a game over again when I already know the outcome. 5 minutes later, he's watching Happy Gilmore reciting all of the lines from the movie. Hypocrite! As for my favorite sports teams, I've been a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan. My favorite athlete is Allen Iverson. He didn't like practice that much, but when it came to gametime, no one let it all out on the floor like Iverson. He is absolutely beloved in the city of Brotherly Love. For college athletics, obviously I pay close attention to Temple. (Yes, football too) Even before I stepped foot on Temple's campus for the 1st time in 2005, I was a fan. Oh the good old days of John Chaney! Some other tidbits about myself, I love cheesesteaks, I hydrate myself with Welch's Grape Juice and Snapple. I love the HBO show Entourage. Also, when is Kenny Powers making his much anticipated return in Eastbound and Down!