Yes, it is ridiculous that the Temple football team will not be playing in one of the 35 BCS bowl games – almost as ridiculous as the fact there are 35 BCS bowl games. Al Golden’s 8-4 Owls got hosed as completely as their friend in the photo here.
We could do the exercise where we point out that Temple beat UConn, which is bowl-bound, and all that. But that would ultimately miss the point, and if the Owls want to avoid this sort of mishap in future years, they need to learn from it.
First order of business: Don’t lose your last two games. The BCS selection process hasn’t been as fully analyzed or dissected as the men’s basketball tournament selection – the Lunardization, if you will – but clearly some weight was given to late-season trends. The Owls whiffed on two chances to force inclusion in the postseason. That’s on them.