Rutgers vs Temple: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IOctober 16, 2012

PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 13: Quarterback Gary Nova #15 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights celebrates their 23-15 win over the Syracuse Orange at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will lay their perfect 6-0 record on the line when they travel to take on the Temple Owls this Saturday for a Big East showdown.

Temple sits at 3-2 this season, but it is a perfect 2-0 in conference, and if it can pull off the upset here it will be in fine shape to win the conference, which would be fairly amazing given it moved back to the Big East from the MAC this year.

This is a pivotal conference game, and it should be a blast to watch. 


Where: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

When: Saturday, October 20 at 12 p.m. ET

Watch: Big East Network 

Live Stream: WatchESPN

Listen: List of Rutgers radio networks, list of Temple radio networks

Betting Line: Rutgers -5 (according to Bet Online on Oct. 16)


Who Might Not Play for Rutgers

*Injury information according to the USA Today on Oct. 16. Click the link for updated info. 

Questionable: Betim Bujari, OL (leg)

Out: Max Issaka, DE (personal), Isaac Holmes, DL (wrist), Michael Burton, FB (leg)


Who Might Not Play for Temple

*Injury information according to the USA Today on Oct. 16. Click the link for updated info. 

Questionable: Kamal Johnson, DL (disciplinary)


What They're Saying 

The Inquirer's Keith Pompey knows that if Temple falls to Rutgers, it won't be because it is underestimating the Scarlet Knights.

Temple coach Steve Addazio always speaks highly of his team's next opponent during the weekly Big East teleconferences, whether the praise is warranted or not.

But on Monday, he took his compliments to another level.

"I'm watching their tape and I feel like maybe, you know, it's like if I'm watching Rutgers or the New York Giants here," said Addazio, whose team will play 19th-ranked Rutgers on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. "They look great to me."


Rutgers Player to Watch: Jawan Jamison, RB 

Jawan Jamison has been a workhorse this year. He has gained 665 rushing yards at 4.2 per carry, and in his last four games, he is averaging 32.5 carries per game.

Jamison has gone over 100 yards in all but one game this season, which came last week against Syracuse. He will get the ball early and often in this one. 

Temple Player to Watch: Chris Coyer, QB

Junior quarterback Chris Coyer will be more than happy to beat a team with his feet or his arm.

The 6'3", 220-pound signal-caller has run for 302 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 662 yards and six touchdowns against two interceptions.

He is also growing as a leader. Last time on the field, he threw a touchdown pass with the clock nearing zero to send his team to overtime, where it eventually beat Connecticut.


Key Matchup: Rutgers' Rush Defense vs. Temple's Rush Offense

While Coyer is happy beating teams through the ground or air, the Owls would just prefer to do it on the ground as a team. They are actually running for 44.4 yards per game more than they are passing. 

The Owls have three players who have rushed for at least 260 yards this season and they've run for nine touchdowns as a team. 

They are going to have a hard time getting that run game on track this week as they face a Scarlet Knights defense that is second in the nation with 60.8 rushing yards allowed per game. 

Prediction: Rutgers 20, Temple 10

Rutgers' defense will be too much in this one. Along with being second in rush defense, it is third in scoring defense, and that unit will keep the Scarlet Knights undefeated through this weekend.