Temple football on the brink of national ranking

So close to the AP Top 25 we can taste it

Temple Football has been making a lot of headlines this year, from beating Penn State for the first time since the ‘70s to being on the longest winning streak under head coach Matt Rhule.

Rebecca Marinucci, a senior, tailgates with her dad at a Temple football game.

Senior Rebecca Marinucci tailgates with her dad at a Temple football game

And as if Temple fans didn’t have enough to be excited about, this weekend the Owls will have the opportunity to make another record – if we win.

This Saturday’s game against the University of Central Florida could mean ranking nationally on the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, which, like beating Penn State, is a feat Temple hasn’t accomplished since the ‘70s.

Number 25 on the poll currently is Duke, with 114 votes. Temple is next in line for the top 25 with 96 votes. A win this weekend could put them on the chart.

Temple fans are pumped about this season. Tickets are already sold out for the Notre Dame game on October 31.

With us 5-0 this season, we may dare to hope for another win. This past weekend’s 49-10 win over Tulane gave students and alumni a homecoming to remember, and the UCF Knights’ loss to UConn on Oct. 10 dug them deeper into their losing streak, now 0-6.

If each team stays on its trajectory, we may witness an increasingly historic season for the Owls.

Kick-off is Saturday 7.30pm at Lincoln Financial Field

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