Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (56,000/FieldTurf)
Saturday, November 3 • Noon • ABC
Television - WATCH LIVE
WPHT-AM 1210 (flagship)
WHAS-AM 840 (flagship)
Sirius 92; XM 194
Saturday’s game will be the sixth meeting between Louisville and Temple and will be the first between the two as BIG EAST members … Temple is 3-2 all-time against Louisville … Saturday’s game is between the offensive (Temple coach Steve Addazio) and defensive coordinators (Louisville coach Charlie Strong) from Florida’s 2006 and 2008 national championship teams.
TEMPLE (3-4, 2-2 BIG EAST)
Steve Addazio (Central Connecticut ’81)
12-7, second season
Temple fell to 2-2 in BIG EAST play after a 47-17 loss at Pittsburgh … The Owls won their first two BIG EAST games for the first time in league history, defeating USF and Connecticut, but has dropped consecutive games to Rutgers and Pittsburgh … A Temple win would give the Owls three BIG EAST victories for just the second time in league history (1997) … RB Montel Harris ranks fifth in the BIG EAST in rushing (77.2 yards per game) … Harris has rushed for 463 yards and four touchdowns and has started each of the last four games … QB Chris Coyer, who ranks eighth in the BIG EAST in total offense (174.9 ypg) has thrown eight touchdown passes against three interceptions … RB Matt Brown is third in the BIG EAST in all-purpose yardage (132.7 ypg) … LB Tyler Matekevich, a true freshman, has started each of the last four games and has had double-digit tackles each time …Matekevich is fourth in the BIG EAST in tackles (56, 8.0 per game) … K/P Brandon McManus leads the BIG EAST in punting with an average of 44.7 yards per punt … McManus is also one of the top kickers in the conference and is fourth in the league in scoring (6.9 points per game).
12/10 LOUISVILLE (8-0, 3-0 BIG EAST)
Charlie Strong (Central Arkansas ’82)
14-6, second season at Louisville
14-7, second full season as collegiate head coach
Louisville is one of six teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision that are unbeaten entering Week 10, along with Ohio State, Alabama, Notre Dame, Oregon and Kansas State … Louisville is ranked No. 10 in the Bowl Championship Series standings … The Cardinals are 3-0 in BIG EAST play for the second time (2006) … The Cardinals have never been 4-0 in BIG EAST play … Louisville is 7-0 for the third time in program history (1925, 2006) … QB Teddy Bridgewater was named one of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback … In four home games this season, Bridgewater has completed 76.0 percent of his passes (177 of 154) for 1,527 yards and nine touchdowns with one interception … Overall, Bridgewater has thrown for 2,110 yards and 13 TDs with four INTs and has a 70.7-percent completion rate … RB Senorise Perry is ranked third in the BIG EAST in rushing (78.0 ypg) and has a league-high 11 touchdown runs, while RB Jeremy Wright is eighth in rushing yards (68.9 ypg) and has eight rushing touchdowns … Perry is the BIG EAST scoring leader at 8.2 points per game … S Calvin Pryor has a team-high 61 tackles with two interceptions and four forced fumbles.