Geoff Collins on the blowout loss to South Florida: "We've had a couple of days to really digest the game and make some corrections, a lot of corrections."
In losses against Notre Dame and USF, Temple has allowed 734 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.
After three solid games by Logan Marchi, the quarterback competition appeared to re-open against South Florida.
The Owls had six turnovers through three quarters against nationally ranked South Florida.
Thursday's game will be televised by ESPN.
USF's Quinton Flowers is among the more dangerous dual-threat quarterbacks in the country.
Todd Centeio has done a good job according to coach Geoff Collins, impersonating USF dual-threat quarterback Quinton Flowers.
In two games against USF, Ventell Bryant has 10 receptions for 201 yards and one touchdown.
The defensive end had three sacks among his four tackles for loss in the win over UMass.
Temple has yet to show the ability to put away underdog teams.
Redshirt freshman defensive end Quincy Roche had three sacks, a forced fumble and fumble recovery to lead the Owls to their second win.
Kyle Wright becomes the second player from his high school to commit to Temple.
Temple will open AAC play on Dec. 28 at home against Tulane.
The matchup will be held Nov. 30 at Madison Square Garden.