Addazio: 'I want to see the Linc on fire'

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Temple coach Steve Addazio is urging area residents to come support the Owls in Saturday’s Big East game against Rutgers at Lincoln Financial Field.

“I want to see the Linc on fire,” Addazio said. “I want to see Philadelphia come out for Philadelphia’s team, and really cheer on this gritty football team as we take on the No. 19 ranked team in the country.”

As of this past weekend, Temple had 27,000 tickets sold. There’s a thought this matchup will attract the Owls’ largest non-Penn State-game crowd (34,000 plus) at the Linc. 

The Scarlet Knights are 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Big East. Temple, on the other hand, has 3-2 and 2-0 records. This is the first time the Owls have won consecutive Big East games.

“We want Philadelphia to come alive, coming off two victories and playing a ranked team,” Addazio said. “It’s going to a lot of fun. That’s what this is all about.”