2017 Temple Owls Football Schedule & Analysis
Breaking down and analyzing the 2017 Temple Owls football schedule
2017 Temple Owls Best Case Scenario
The Owls make a massive splash in the first game under Geoff Collins with a win at Notre Dame to start the season, kicking off a great start going 3-0 before dealing with South Florida on the road in the AAC opener. A tough win makes the Owls more of a national story, before getting a win over Houston for the first time in the program’s history.
And then the schedule eases up, but the Owls misfire in a few games – like at Cincinnati and at Tulsa – to make it a fight to get back to the conference title game. But luck kicks in and they get a third straight shot at the crown.
2017 Temple Owls Worst Case Scenario
Temple gets destroyed by the Irish to kick things off and struggle to get by Villanova and UMass. A loss at South Florida makes almost ruins the East title hopes from the start, and losses to Houston and East Carolina seals it. There’s a bounceback, but not enough of one, losing to Navy as as part of a rough November. Needing a win over Tulsa to be bowl eligible, the Owls don’t get it.