Owls control their own destiny, once again

Temple has a friend in Kent State.

The Golden Flashes’ 27-15 victory over Bowling Green on Saturday enables the Owls to, once again, control their own destiny in regards to reaching the Mid-American Conference title game.

Temple (5-3, 3-2 Mid-American) leads Ohio (5-3, 2-2) and Miami of Ohio (3-5, 2-2) by a half-game atop the MAC East Division standings. Bowling Green (4-5, 2-3) dropped a full-game behind the Owls.

A victory over Kent State (2-6, 1-3) would have put the Falcons in a first-place tie. And Bowling Green would have owned the tiebreaker because of last weekend’s 13-10 victory over the Owls.

Temple faces Ohio on Wednesday in a first-place showdown in Athens, Ohio.

 Afterward, the Owls’ final two conference games are against Miami of Ohio (Nov. 9) and Kent State (Nov. 25). Both contests are at Lincoln Financial Field.

The conference championship game is scheduled for Dec. 2 at Ford Field in Detroit.