CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 18: The Villanova Wildcats mascot walks on the court during the game against the George Mason Patriots during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 18, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
After a bitter offseason between these rival fanbases that saw Temple Owls fans livid that the Villanova Wildcats opposed their move to the Big East for all-sports, these two local rivals will take to the field for one last time in the 4-year Mayor's Cup series.
While last season was a blowout in Temple's favor, Villanova took the inaugural game of the series in 2009 and the 2010 game was decided by just a touchdown. Villanova returns all but 2 starters, albeit from a 2-9 team, and will attempt to put forth a solid effort in the season opener for both schools.
Game Time: 7:00 pm ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Field
Odds: Villanova +8
Radio: WIP 610 AM
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Update - 5:54 left First Quarter - Temple scores on a shovel-pass for 8 yards. PAT was good. 0-7
Update - 2:19 left First Quarter - Mark Hamilton kick is good from 20 yards out. 3-7
Update - 11:24 left Second Quarter - Temple scores on an 57 yard interception return for a touchdown, intended for a double-covered Norm White. Polony was the passer. 3-14.
Update - 9:08 left Second Quarter - Temple scores on an 19 yard QB run after stripping Monangai for a TO. PAT Good. 3-21.
Update - 1:04 left Second Quarter - Nova scored on a 4 yard QB run (Robertson). PAT was good. 10-21
Update - 0:21 left Second Quarter - Temple scored on a 56 yard run by Matt Brown. PAT was good. 10-28
HALFTIME - Villanova 10, Temple 28
First Down - Villanova 9, Temple 9
Total Offense - Villanova 206, Temple 221
Possession Time - Villanova 13:56, Temple 16:04
Update - 12:19 left Third Quarter - Temple scored on a yard run by Kenny Harper. PAT was good. 10-35
Update - 10:33 left Fourth Quarter - Temple field goal attempt is good. 10-38
Update - 5:10 left Fourth Quarter - Temple 31-yard field goal attempt is good. 10-41
FINAL - Villanova 10, Temple 41
First Down - Villanova 18, Temple 15
Total Offense - Villanova 365, Temple 362
Possession Time - Villanova 29:43, Temple 30:17
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