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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