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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.

Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE

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 CSNPhilly.com 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.