The Big East is the most criticized of all the BCS conferences. Therefore, it is not surprising that precious few media outlets are saying much about Saturday's contest between the Temple Owls and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
This is just the type of a "no respect" game that Rodney Dangerfield would have been excited to see.
In years past, the fanbases of these two schools that are just approximately 60 miles apart would be excited only because one of these two struggling programs was bound to get a victory. However, both of these teams have experienced success recently and have winning records currently.
Rutgers travels to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa., with a perfect 6-0 record and a No. 15 BCS ranking. The Scarlet Knights defeated the Syracuse Orange 23-15 last Saturday to move to 3-0 in Big East action.
Temple returns home after coming from 14 points down to defeat the Connecticut Huskies 17-14 in overtime. The Owls are 2-0 in conference play for the first time in their history as a member of the Big East. Temple has a non-conference victory over Villanova to go along with losses to Maryland and Penn State.
If Temple's Matt Brown returns to the field after re-injuring his ankle last weekend, this contest will arguably feature the three best tailbacks in the Big East. Continue reading to learn more about those talented running backs along with other skilled athletes in this battle that deserves more respect.