For the first time in possibly the history of Philadelphia, the Eagle’s will not be the home town football team dominating the headlines this weekend. This Saturday, the Temple Owls have arguably more to play for than any other team in college football. The undefeated Owls will host the 9th ranked Fighting Irish as they visit the city of brotherly love. Temple has traditionally been known as a basketball school but that all changed earlier this month when they appeared in the national ranking for the first time in 36 years! With a win over Notre Dame the Owls will emerge as a bona fide contender!
Anyone who follows college football understands the importance of having ESPN’s College Gameday on campus. On Saturday, the Gameday crew will set up shop right in front of the historic Independence Hall for the show’s 300th edition. One of the main reasons ESPN chose this game was because of the Playoff Implications at stake. The loser is all but disqualified, while the winner becomes the non BCS outsider likely to crash the college playoff. Temple isn’t just playing for themselves but the credibility of a conference that features three undefeated teams with something to prove. Can the Owls capture their biggest win in school history or will the established Irish squash the hopes of the double digit underdogs?