As the entire nation gets ready to celebrate the Labor Day holiday, it’s also preparing for the return of College Football. Let’s take a look at the local action going on this weekend.
It is a new era of Temple University football and it will be led by new head coach Rod Carey who was named the Head coach on January 11. The Owls finished the 2018 season at 8-5 and enter the 2019 season off a loss to Duke in the Independence Bowl on December 27. The Owls were selected to finish fourth in the east division of the Preseason American Athletic Conference
The Owls have not won their season opener since 2015, that year they defeated Penn State at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple lost the 2018 season opener to Villanova 19-17 at Lincoln Financial Field.
Temple names Anthony Russo the Starter
No surprise – @Anthony_Russo15 named the starting QB for @Temple_FB in Saturday's opener vs. @Bucknell_FB.https://t.co/dIidkvlULk
— Marc Narducci (@sjnard) August 28, 2019
The Owls will battle Bucknell in the season opener. This will be the first time since 1970 that Temple will play Bucknell in football and the Owls would win that game.
TV: ESPN3 at 3PM with . Dave Leno & Tyoka Jackson
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic
Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field
The Nittany Lions will enter year 5 of head coach James Franklin, In 2018, the Lions went 9-4 and lost to Kentucky in Citrus Bowl. This year they will have a new QB as Trace McSorley is in the NFL
New Penn State QB:
Penn State confirms that redshirt soph Sean Clifford has been named the starting quarterback.
— Joe Juliano (@JoeJulesinq) August 23, 2019
The Nittany Lions will open the 2019 season against Idaho. In 2018, the Lions had to use overtime to beat Appalication State
ICYMI: The walk-off @PennStateFball INT, courtesy of @ooFUTURISTICoo. pic.twitter.com/gyeAvX4Nqg
— Penn State On BTN (@PennStateOnBTN) September 1, 2018
TV: Big Ten Network at 3:30 PM with Brandon Gaudin, James Laurinaitis & Elise Menaker
Radio: 1210 WPHT
Stadium: Beaver Stadium
The Villanova Wildcats are 1-0 on the season as they took down Colgate to start the entire college football season on August 24, they will return to game action on Sepytember
The Penn Quakers will start their season on September 21 when they take on Delaware.
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