Kickoff times set for six Temple football games

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Temple quarterback Frank Nutile and the Owls open the season against Villanova.

The American Athletic Conference announced several kickoff times, with half of Temple’s 12 games now confirmed.

The Sept. 1 opener vs. Villanova at Lincoln Financial Field will have a noon kickoff.

The Owls play two Thursday night games on ESPN and both will start at 7:30 p.m.

One is Temple’s first AAC game, Sept. 20 against Tulsa at Lincoln Financial Field, and the other is Nov. 1 at defending AAC champion Central Florida.

Due to television considerations, the start time of a game may not be known for 10 days in advance and in certain situations it is as little as six days.

Last year Temple went 7-6, winning four of its last five games, including a 28-3 win over FIU in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl.

Here is the schedule:

Temple 2018 schedule

Sat. Sept. 1 vs. Villanova, noon, ESPNews

Sat. Sept. 8 vs. Buffalo, 3:30, ESPN3

Sat. Sept. 15 at Maryland, noon, BTN

Thurs. Sept. 20 vs. Tulsa, 7:30, ESPN

Sat. Sept. 29 at Boston College, TBD

Sat. Oct. 6 vs. East Carolina, TBD

Sat. Oct. 13 at Navy, 3:30, CBS Sports Network

Sat. Oct. 20 vs. Cincinnati, TBD

Thurs Nov. 1 at Central Florida, 7:30 ESPN

Sat. Nov. 10 at Houston, TBD

Sat. Nov. 17 vs. South Florida, TBD

Sat. Nov. 24 at Connecticut, TBD