Temple fans should not go into this game with Louisville thinking that knocking off the No. 7 team in the land is impossible.
That’s because the last time Temple knocked off a ranked team things were just as dreary on North Broad and the task just as daunting.
When the 1998 Owls improved to 1-6 overall and 1-2 in the Big East with a 28-24 come-from-behind road victory over No. 14 Virginia Tech, all sorts of obstacles stood in Temple’s way.
For starters, the Owls won with freshman quarterback Devin Scott, previously a third-stringer, making his first career start. Facing the nation’s fourth-best defense, Scott threw for 14 yards and two touchdowns. Davis also ran for the game-winning touchdown.