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Greenville, N.C. When the calendar turns to October, in college football that means conference play gets going and that is what we got on Thursday night as the Temple Owls take on the East Carolin Pirates to open American Athletic Conference play.
Temple enters this primetime battle with a 3-1 record and off a defensive showing against Georgia Tech while their opponents East Carolin is 3-2 on the season and off win over Old Dominion last week.
Temple Owls History against East Carolina:
Owls on Thursday Night:
This will be the first of two Thursday games for the Owls in 2019, their next one will be on November 7 at South Florida, The Owls first time on Thursday Night Football was in 1970 when they lost to Villanova. The first win for the Owls on Thursday Night Football was in 1993 when they defeated Eastern Michigan. The Owls record on Thursday Night Football since 2000 is 9-8.
Stadium: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, N.C.
TV: ESPN with Adam Amin, Matt Hasselbeck, Pat McAfee & Molly McGrath
Temple Radio: .97.5 The Fanatic with Harry Donahue, Paul Palmer & Colin Thompson
Since the Owls are 5-0 against East Carolina since the American Athletic Conference has been going, I will take Temple wins this game 27-13.
What is next:
After this game, the Owls will take on Memphis at Lincoln Financial Field on October 12 at 12PM on ESPN2 in their Homecoming game.
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