Is Temple better than its three-game losing streak would indicate? Owls coach Steve Addazio sure thinks so.
After leading 10-0 at the half, the Owls suffered a 35-10 setback to 24th-ranked Rutgers on Oct. 20. Pittsburgh defeat Temple, 47-17, a week later. And 11th-ranked Louisville beat the Owls, 45-17, this past Saturday.
As a result, Temple (3-5, 2-3 Big East) is riding its first three-game losing streak since 2008. Back then, the Owls went on to lose four straight en route to finishing, 5-7. That was Temple’s last losing season.
“Where are you? How far away are you? I think we’re handfuls of plays away from completely different outcomes,” Addazio said. “When I get guys that I know that I played against call me and say what they say to me those guys have no agenda. And they say ‘Wow, you have a physical football team here, man. They played really hard, physical. They’re tough. What a great future you have.’