Hard Eight: Temple Rolls Over Akron for Eighth Consecutive Win

Posted by Manny Geraldo on November-16-2009 Add Comments

With a resounding 56-17 victory over Akron, the pride of Philly, aka the Temple Owls, recorded their eighth win of the season and their eighth straight win as well.

Temple moved to 8-2, their best record since 1979’s Garden State Bowl season.

After striking first, Temple committed two consecutive turnovers and faced a 17-7 deficit to the lowly Zips. The Owls resembled the Owls of yesteryears.

A bad bout of nostalgia manifested itself in the form of a lump in the pit of my stomach. Fortunately I was able to battle it off with the help of my newfound friend Bud Light Wheat (surprisingly decent—think Blue Moon on a budget).

However, this Owls team is not your daddy’s.

Coach Al Golden, whose Midas tou...

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