2010 Temple Owls football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2010 Temple Owls football
TUOwls logo.png
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division East
2010 record 8–4 (5–3 MAC)
Head coach Al Golden
Offensive coordinator Matt Rhule
Defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio
Home stadium Lincoln Financial Field
(Capacity: 68,532)
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Miami x$   7 1         10 4  
Ohio   6 2         8 5  
Temple   5 3         8 4  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
Bowling Green   1 7         2 10  
Buffalo   1 7         2 10  
Akron   1 7         1 11  
West Division
Northern Illinois x   8 0         11 3  
Toledo   7 1         8 5  
Western Michigan   5 3         6 6  
Ball State   3 5         4 8  
Central Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Eastern Michigan   2 6         2 10  
Championship: Miami 26, Northern Illinois 21
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Temple Owls football team represented Temple University during the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Owls, led by fourth-year head coach Al Golden, compete in the East Division of the Mid-American Conference and played their home games at Lincoln Financial Field. They finished the season 8–4, 5–3 in MAC play and were the only team with more than 6 wins to not be invited to a bowl game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 5:00 p.m. No. 1 (FCS) Villanova* Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA (Mayor's Cup) ESPN3 W 31–24   32,193[1]
September 9 7:00 p.m. Central Michigan Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA ESPNU W 13–10 OT  15,152[2]
September 18 12:00 p.m. Connecticut* Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA ESPN+ W 30–16   18,702[3]
September 25 3:30 p.m. at No. 20 Penn State* Beaver StadiumState College, PA BTN L 13–22   104,840[4]
October 2 12:00 p.m. at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY CBSCS W 42–35   33,065[5]
October 9 12:00 p.m. at Northern Illinois Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL ESPN+ L 17–31   14,011
October 16 1:00 p.m. Bowling Greendagger Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA W 28–27   23,045
October 23 12:00 p.m. at Buffalo University at Buffalo StadiumBuffalo, NY ESPN+ W 42–0   13,371
October 30 1:00 p.m. Akron Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA W 30–0   17,563[6]
November 6 2:00 p.m. at Kent State Dix StadiumKent, OH W 28–10   15,125[7]
November 16 8:00 p.m. Ohio Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA ESPN2 L 23–31   16,433
November 23 7:00 p.m. at Miami (OH) Yager StadiumOxford, OH ESPN2 L 3–23   13,235[8]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

Game summaries[edit]

vs. Villanova[edit]

Villanova at Temple
1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 14 0 10 24
Owls 7 3 3 18 31

Getting revenge for last year in which Temple blew a 10-point lead to lose to Villanova 27-24, the Wildcats this time seemed to have Temple on the ropes. Villanova did not punt until the fourth quarter, but Temple's victory, aided by missed field goals and interceptions, was sealed very late in the game. Temple took an early 7-0 lead, then Villanova made it 14-7 after two quick touchdown passes, but Temple made it 14-10 by halftime. The only scoring of the third quarter saw Temple close the gap to one point, but Villanova retook the lead with a touchdown, which was soon answered by a Temple field goal, then Temple took the lead with a touchdown strike to make it 22-21, missing the two-point conversion. Villanova retook the lead late in the fourth to go up 24-22 with a field goal, but Temple answered with one of their own to retake the lead 25-24 with one second left. Then, in a wild finish, Villanova's attempt to win the game ended with Temple running a fumble back for the final points to set the score at 31-24 which belied the wild play seen late in the fourth.

vs. Central Michigan[edit]

Central Michigan at Temple
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Chippewas 0 0 7 3 0 10
Owls 0 7 3 0 3 13

Upsetting reigning MAC champion Central Michigan, who finished ranked last year, the Owls were in control for three and a half quarters until a late field goal made it a tied ballgame, but Temple retook control in overtime to set themselves at their first 2-0 start in years.

NFL Draft[edit]

1st Round, 30th Overall Pick by the New York Jets—Jr. DE Muhammad Wilkerson

2nd Round, 54th Overall Pick by the Philadelphia Eagles—Sr. S Jaiquawn Jarrett

References[edit]