Temple Is Playing at Penn State on September 17th This Year
Last year, Temple beat Penn State for the first time since 1941. That’s 74 years! Next season, they’ll travel to Happy Valley to try to make it two in a row. Temple announced that that game will be on September 17th when the team announced its 2016 football schedule.
Temple rallied from a 10-point deficit and ended up beating the Nittany Lions going away, 27-10, at the Linc last season. But winning on the road is a tougher matter altogether: The Owls lost 30-13 the last time they played in State College, and Penn State was 6-1 at home last season.
As for the rest of Temple’s non-conference schedule, it’s as if the Owls want to open 3-1 or 4-0 in order to build support for the proposed football stadium now under study. Temple opens with Army (2-10 last year) and Stony Brook (a team from the lower FCS division) at home to start the season before traveling to Penn State.
The Owls’ final non-conference game is against Charlotte on September 25th — another team that went 2-10 last year. One writer even went so far as to say Temple should drop Stony Brook from its schedule.
After the four-game slate out of conference, Temple plays eight games in the American Athletic Conference. The Owls went 10-4 last season, and won the AAC East Division championship.
Temple’s full 2016 schedule is below.
|Saturday, September 3||ARMY|
|Saturday, September 10||STONY BROOK|
|Saturday, September 17||at Penn State|
|Saturday, September 24||CHARLOTTE|
|Saturday, October 1||SMU|
|Thursday, October 6||at Memphis|
|Saturday, October 15||at UCF|
|Friday, October 21||USF|
|Saturday, October 29||CINCINNATI|
|Friday, November 4||at UConn|
|Saturday, November 19||at Tulane|
|Saturday, November 26||EAST CAROLINA|
Home games are in all caps.
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