SMU vs. Temple Game Preview & Fearless Predictions

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SMU (2-2) vs. Temple (2-2) Game Preview


Date: Saturday, Oct. 1
Game Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
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SMU might be starting to really and truly turn the corner.

It might not seem like it considering it lost to Baylor and TCU by a combined score of 73-16, but at least the Mustangs were able to make it a battle for a quarter against the Horned Frogs and a half against the Bears.

Soon, though, the offense has to start working.

The passing game hasn’t done much of anything without QB Matt Davis, and the secondary was ugly against the Big 12ers, but the Mustangs should be able to count on their young tandem of Braden West and Ke’Mon Freeman to crank out the ground attack just enough to make Temple work.

The Owls might not have the defense that’s anywhere near as strong as last year’s killer, but it’s still been okay – at least against bad teams.

This is a huge test for the Temple D after not clamping down quite as much as it should’ve against Army and Rutgers. The Owl offense doesn’t have any pop or downfield passing game, but the defense will be just good enough – SMU’s passing game will be a big, big problem – to get by in an ugly battle.

SMU vs. Temple Prediction

Final Score: Temple 27, SMU 23

Line: Temple -12.5, o/u: 52

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