WHERE: Lincoln Financial Field (69,176); Philadelphia, PA
TV/RADIO: ESPN+; 95.3 WDAE, Bulls Unlimited iHeart Radio
SERIES: Temple leads 4-2. 2019: Temple won 17-7.
LINE: Temple -13; Over/Under 52.5
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Where to even begin?
USF has scored just seven points in the last six quarters of football versus Temple dating back to the November 2018 contest where the Bulls blew a 17-0 halftime lead.
USF hasn’t scored 30 or more points in nearly a year. The last team to allow the Bulls to score 30 points just blew them out by 20 last week. This team is bad. There’s not enough talent to compete with good teams, and apparently there’s not enough talent to compete with the bad teams. USF is stuck in a hole that won’t get fixed anytime soon.
It will eventually. It’s just going to get a whole lot uglier before it does.
USF fans should be worried about the trio of wide outs the Owls have: Jadan Blue, Branden Mack, and Randle Jones. Mack is a 6’5, 220 receiver who has seven inches, and 40 pounds on K.J. Sails. Blue caught 11 passes for 121 yards in last year’s contest.
The Owls also have running back Re’Mahn Davis to help balance out the attack. He rushed for nearly 1,000 yards last season, and he didn’t even play versus USF in 2019.
Quarterback Anthony Russo is still bad, but will likely light USF up for 300 yards and few scores. He’s fourth all-time in Temple history in career passing yards with 5,630.
Expect pain today.