Temple Owls College Football Preview 2021: What Will Happen, Season Prediction
It’s going to get lost in the fog of 2020 that Temple football is better than 1-6.
Blow off last year.
Everyone had to go through the global pandemic, and everyone had issues. It’s not that Temple wasn’t able to deal with them, but it couldn’t get its season going – Navy was playing for a month before it got the Owls in their opener – and it showed.
Again, it’s going to be forgotten in all the attention paid to Cincinnati, UCF, and the potential rise this year of Houston and others, but Temple has been a factor in the AAC for a while.
The program that couldn’t do anything right for a long, long time had five straight winning seasons before 2020 and hadn’t had a losing campaign since 2014.
Set The Temple Owls Regular Season Win Total At … 6
That’s not to say the Owls are going to rip through the conference and take it over, but it’s got enough in the bag to be the thorn-in-the-side team that screws things up for others with giant dreams.
If the quarterback situation can be better and more settled – there should be an improvement – and if the defensive line can reload in a hurry, Temple can beat Akron and Wagner in non-conference play and get through at least four wins in the AAC season.
And it shouldn’t be a shock.
Temple is good, head coach Rod Carey is good, and the program will get things back on track.