There aren't many true FBS/FCS rivalries, unless maybe you count Michigan and Appalachian State. But over the past four years, Villanova and Temple have made the Mayor's Cup into a battle for bragging rights.
Three of the four games the pair have contested in the past decade have been decided on the last play, with the 2009 FCS champions winning two of the matchups. Last year was a blowout in Temple's favor, but Villanova will try to make a game of it Friday night in the final matchup between the two schools for the foreseeable future. The Owls are favored in the first game of their first season in the Big East, but Villanova is a strong team for its level, and this matchup has produced some exciting games in the past.
Game time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Financial Field
Odds: Villanova +8, for the sites that do carry lines for the game
Radio: WIP 610 AM