Five wins to go

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Steve Manieri's touchdown catch was one of two Temple scores in the first quarter. (Craig Ruttle/AP)

Okay, anyone see that coming?

I must admit I didn't.

Not just because of the Sagarin difference, in which Army was ranked 23 spots above Temple coming into the night. It was on the road, and it was the Black Knights' season opener, and the Owls hadn't won by more than two touchdowns in four years.

There's also the small matter of Army totaling 285 yards of offense on the night to Temple's 270, including a 211-84 margin in rushing yards.

And yet: Temple 35, Army 7.

I would have to think it's the most impressive win yet of the Al Golden era. And it does make me wonder what might happen next week when Connecticut comes to town, given the attempt to work the region up into a frenzy over the botched no-touchdown call up there last season.

So what happens now, Temple fans?

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