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Temple vs Rutgers: Will Saturday show if Philly cares about college football?

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Temple's head coach doesn't see what sports fans in Philadelphia would rather be doing on Saturday other than watching his team take on Rutgers.


The Temple Owls host the unbeaten No. 15 Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, and Owls head coach Steve Addazio is looking for a big showing of support from the city of Philadelphia, according to an article by Nick Menta of on Tuesday.

"We're 2-0 in the Big East, trying to be three in 3-0," Addazio said in the report. "They're undefeated. It's a geographical rivalry game. What an atmosphere. So I hope we have a tremendous turnout for a great day of football.

"I don't know what else you could be doing -- raking leaves or something?"

Temple University (3-2, 2-0 in the Big East) is estimating that 27,000 tickets have already been sold for Saturday's game, set to kick off at 12 p.m. ET. Additionally, the Scarlet Knights (6-0, 3-0 in the Big East) normally play their home games at High Point Solutions Stadium, which is about a 90-minute drive from Lincoln Financial Field.

For those who will not be attending in person, television coverage for the game can be seen on the Big East Network and ESPN3.