College football betting players know that Temple has not had a winning season in 16 years and have not gotten more than four wins in a season since 1990. NCAA Football betting players know that last year’s team was a mess going 1-11 straight up and 5-6-1 against the football betting NCAA line. The Owls should be better this season. College football betting players know that Vaughn Charlton and Adam DeMichele will battle for the starting QB position.
College football betting players know that the offense averaged just 11 points per game last season and ranked #118 in rushing offense. Temple did sign JUCO transfer Marcellous Grigsby and freshman Kee-Ayre Griffin to upgrade the running game. The receivers are led by Bruce Francis and Travis Shelton. Shelton is a good one, especially in the return game. College football betting players know that Temple struggled defensively last year as well. They were ranked #118 (of 119 teams) in scoring defense, #119 in rushing defense, and #117 in total defense last season.
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Football betting players know that Temple hosts Navy and Penn State in non conference action while playing UConn and Army on the road. The Owls host Buffalo in a winnable game but have to go to Akron and Ohio. College football betting players know that the September 8th game against Buffalo will be a big one since the loser will probably finish last in the conference.
Football betting players see that second-year head coach Al Golden has had some good recruiting classes and the future looks better for Temple. Seven starters on the offense from the end of last year were underclassmen. College football betting players know that the recruiting class has been labeled the best in the MAC. College football betting players see that the schedule is not easy for Temple but considering how bad they have been, nothing is really easy for the Owls. College football betting players know that there are games on the schedule where they can compete though. They can beat Buffalo and they also have games against Army and possibly games against the lower half of the MAC where they can win.
College football betting players know that the best offensive player may be junior C Alex Derenthal. He will be the main force on the offensive line. College football betting players think that the best defensive player might be sophomore DE Brian Sanford but JUCO transfer Wallace Bates could easily take that honor. College football betting players think the goal for Temple is to win more than one game. It is possible if they can beat Buffalo and upset Army.