1. College Football News Preview 2020: Temple Owls Win Total Prediction, What Will Happen
Rod Carey knows how to win eight games – or more.
The Temple head coach hasn’t had a lick of luck in bowl games – going 0-7 between Northern Illinois and Temple, losing most in all-time miserable fashion – but he’s been able to win eight games or more in six of his seven full seasons as a head coach.
This year, that’s going to be a stretch.
He was able to put together a nice opening act with eight victories, Power Five wins over Maryland and Georgia Tech, and he and his Owls handed Memphis its only regular season loss. However, the offense sputtered too often and the defense couldn’t always pick up the slack.
When the D didn’t work, it really didn’t work.
At the moment, there are just eight games on the schedule …
Set The Temple Owls Regular Season Win Total At … 4.5
There are way too many missing parts and unknowns to make a huge push for one of the top two spots to get into the American Athletic Conference title game, but the defense should still be okay despite losing all the top linebackers and ends, and the offense has the experience to bring a bit more pop.
There aren’t a slew of easy wins – losing layups in Idaho and UMass hurts – but missing Houston helps and Cincinnati is a home game.
Unfortunately, a run of three road games in four dates include Memphis, Tulane and UCF.
The Owls will come up with a good season, they’ll be a tough out every week, and they’ll get to another bowl game …
And probably lose.
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