When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Where: New Orleans.
Records: Temple (5-6, 3-4 American Athletic Conference); Tulane (3-8, 2-5 AAC)
TV: ESPN2; Radio: WPHT –AM (1210)
Coaches: Temple, Matt Rhule (2d season, 7-17), Tulane, Curtis Johnson (3d season, 12-24)
Series: Tulane leads the series, 1-0. Tulane won, 20-14, in New Orleans, on Jan. 1, 1935.
Three Things to Watch
The Green Wave (16 INTs, 27 takeaways) will test the accuracy of Temple QB P.J. Walker (14 INTs).
Points shouldn't be too hard to come by against a Green Wave defense that has given up 38 and 34 points, respectively, in its last two games.
In its last game two weeks ago Tulane gained just 24 yards rushing on 27 carries against East Carolina.
Three Things You Might Not Know
The Green Wave and the Owls met in the inaugural Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Tulane capped a 10-1 season with a 20-14 win over Temple for the school's first bowl victory in January 1935.
Temple entered the season with 15 fumble recoveries for TDs in school history. This season they have four.
If the Owls earn a berth in a bowl it will mark their fifth bowl appearance. Temple is 2-2 in its previous four bowl games. - John N. Mitchell