Temple football kicks off 2009 season against Villanova

Temple will open its 2009 football season against Villanova on Thursday, Sept. 3, at Lincoln Financial Field.

On its 12-game schedule, Temple has six home games and visits Penn State on Sept. 19. This will be the Owls' third year in the Mid-American Conference.

Temple's homecoming game will be against Army on Oct. 17.

The annual Cherry & White scrimmage will be played April 18 at the Edberg-Olson Hall Football Complex on campus. *

THE SCHEDULE

Home game (CAPS) at Lincoln Financial Field

Thursday, Sept. 3: VILLANOVA

Saturday, Sept. 12: Bye

Saturday, Sept. 19: at Penn State

Saturday, Sept. 26: *BUFFALO

Saturday, Oct. 3: *at Eastern Michigan

Saturday, Oct. 10: *BALL STATE

Saturday, Oct. 17: ARMY

Saturday, Oct. 24: *at Toledo

Saturday, Oct. 31: at Navy

Thursday, Nov. 5: *MIAMI (Ohio), 7:30

Friday, Nov. 13: *at Akron, 8

Saturday, Nov. 21: *KENT STATE

Friday, Nov. 27: *at Ohio

Friday, Dec. 4: MAC Championship, 8 (Detroit)

*Mid-American Conference game.