Free Week 2 Prediction: Wildcats vs Owls Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(1-0) Villanova Wildcats vs. Temple Owls (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The Villanova Wildcats face the Temple Owls, in a battle of two Philadelphia teams. The Wildcats and Owls did not matchup last season, but are looking forward to this weeks city rivalry game in week two.
Villanova squeaked by Lehigh last week, 38-35. Temple on the other hand was well over matched at Notre Dame last week, taking the 49-16 season opening loss. This one could be a Philadelphia classic.
Villanova struggled last week against the number 17 ranked FCS Lehigh Mountain Hawks. The Wildcats were solid on both sided of the ball in the close road upset win. Villanova might be a sleeper to make the FCS playoff this season.
The Wildcats earned the win last week, but gave up 406 yards passing and 484 total yards of offense to the Mountain Hawks. Nova led 28-14 at halftime, then the defense looked gassed in the second half, allowing Lehigh back in the game.
Despite the the defensive collapse in the second half, the Wildcats stayed poised for the win. Nova got the victory on a 32 yard field goal to seal the deal. If Nova wants another win this week, they must stay focused in the second half.
Temple opened the 2017 season against one of the better teams in the nation in the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The game was one sided form the kickoff.
Notre Dame came out scoring three early touchdowns, taking a 21-3 lead to end the first quarter.
After giving up three early touchdowns, the Owls tried their best to stay in the game, but were no match for the Fighting Irish. The Owls defense gave up 606 total yards to Notre Dame including 422 yards rushing against them.
Notre Dame or not, there is no excuse for giving up over 400 yards rushing. As the defense struggled, so did the Owls offense. Temple was able to generate 330 total yards, but a lot of the yards came when the Notre Dames second and third string was in the game.
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Temple matches up a lot better this week against the Villanova Wildcats. The Owls should have an advantage coming into this matchup. Having faced one of the better teams in the country week one, expect Temple to come out swinging early.
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Temple should be fired up and ready to earn their first win of the season against Villanova. The Wildcats will struggle defensively against the Owls, especially defending the pass. Look for Temple quarterback, Logan Marchi to test the Wildcats secondary throughout the game.
This game could be closer than some people think. Temple is the better team on paper, but adding in the city rivalry between both teams kind of evens things out.
There is no point spread for this game, but Temple should get a close first win of the season in this game.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Temple 20 – Villanova 17
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